On the November issue:
I share Rob McQueen’s frustration with the narratives that developed around this election and the way those narratives’ relentless focus on Donald Trump left voters with an incomplete portrait of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. All elections are in some sense a referendum on the incumbent, but this one was notably devoid of analysis of Biden’s record. There was little reporting on his many decades of work as a senator (and any changes of heart he might have had along the way on issues such as criminal-justice reform, for example); the allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct made against him; the potentially questionable ways in which his immediate family members have enriched themselves due to their proximity to power; and legitimate concerns about his age and health, to name just a few.
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