As I write, Biden has pulled ahead in Pennsylvania and Decision Desk HQ has called the race in his favor. Biden’s EC victory exceeds Trump’s in 2016. Dems didn’t win back the Senate, though both Georgia races will go to run-offs and the Alaska Senate race is open. So even though Dems will hold the House and the White House, Mitch McConnell and his packed courts likely will be in place to block significant movement.

Now the question on many minds is how could America NOT repudiate Trumpism? When 230K people have died so far, how could anyone believe that…


By Stephanie Gerber Wilson, PhD

I’m 48 years old, and until now I felt that voting was enough to fulfill my duty as a citizen of a democracy (and, yes, I always vote). Now I know that our very democracy is at stake and voting isn’t nearly enough. I’m working every single day to elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

Joe Biden is a compassionate, caring, empathic man with decades of experience in real governing. He was a loyal lieutenant to President Obama, and he headed up some of the biggest initiatives in the Obama administration.

He also knows what…


America is wounded. We have endured three and a half years of Trump’s presidency. We have felt the flames of racial hatred grow hotter. We have watched Trump allow Russia to place bounties on the heads of American soldiers with nary a response. We have seen our leadership on the world stage crumble. And we have entered a global pandemic that has defeated the paltry effort the Trump Administration has made to contain it. Betsy DeVos yesterday said that schools must open or face a loss of federal funds, while the CDC warns that opening schools could produce a massive…


It is time to work unceasingly to elect Joe Biden President. Here are 20 ways to get involved, even if you’re busy. And you’re always welcome to donate money…all of these organizations will be grateful for your dollars.

  1. The Biden Campaign: It’s time for respected leadership on the world stage — and dignified leadership at home. It’s time for equal opportunity, equal rights, and equal justice. It’s time for an economy that rewards those who actually do the work. It’s time for a president who will stand up for all of us. Are you with us?
  2. Vote Save America Adopt…


Pete Buttigieg, Democratic Candidate for President in 2020 Democratic primary.
Pete Buttigieg, Democratic Candidate for President in 2020 Democratic primary.

As the United States lurches toward impeaching the most corrupt President in the modern era, can any of the 2020 Democrats prevail in November’s election? I believe Pete Buttigieg is the only candidate who can reach enough voters–from progressives to future former Republicans–to cobble together a coalition that can beat Trump. In South Bend, the city’s only Republican Councilmember, Jake Teshka, addressed Mayor Pete Buttigieg in the mayor’s final Council meeting. “I think you have a platform, now more than ever, to take this message of America first, over Republicans and Democrats. We should be united. As long as we…


One of the most important questions democratic primary voters need to ask is who is capable of being the commander in chief of what used to be the most powerful and influential country in the world? The current president has shattered America’s credibility and much of our international leadership with his obeisance to the world’s dictators and abandonment of our allies and democratic principles. The next president needs to be able to pick up the pieces, recommit to our alliances, and bring the US back to its previous leadership role.

At this point, only two candidates have shown that they…


Mayor Pete Buttigieg at the Texas Tribune Fest. Photo: Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune

Pete Buttigieg, the most inspiring candidate I’ve heard in the past decade, answers every question he’s asked. And he does it honestly. Last week, the 37 year old presidential candidate gave a slightly surprising answer to a question at the Austin, Texas Tribune Fest. A member of the audience asked why should anyone vote for him over Joe Biden. He responded with a single word: “electability.” Huh? I thought Biden was supposed to be the “safe” choice. He’s billed as the candidate who wouldn’t make waves, who would carry the mantle of the Obama presidency.

Buttigieg makes a compelling argument…


The first time I heard the name Pete Buttigieg, my husband told me to listen to his interview on Pod Save America.

“Nah,” I said. “He hasn’t got a chance. It’s clearly a vanity run. Mayor of South Bend, Indiana? Gay? A real contender? Spare me.”

Now, I admit to having a very strong bias toward articulate and intelligent discourse. You can call it elitism, if you want to be uncharitable. You can call it hope, if you want to be more accurate. I am a Jewish, white woman from Lexington, MA who has a PhD in history.

So when…


Larger than life Confederate generals line Monument Avenue in Richmond, VA, which served as the Confederacy’s capital, contained one of the largest slave ports, a slave gallows, and auction blocks. Yet the grand boulevard features giant statues of Robert E. Lee, JEB Stuart, Jefferson Davis, and Stonewall Jackson.

Many countries develop monuments and museums to reinforce the political power of the dominant group by asserting their cultural command over the historical narrative. A clear example of cultural dominance in divided societies can be found in Jerusalem, where I have done the bulk of my research on collective memory, representation, and…

Stephanie Gerber Wilson, PhD

Historian. Web Designer. Migraineur. Mom to a middle school boy and pooch. GenX. INFJ. #BidenCoalition

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