• PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 17:  Voters cast their early voting ballot at drop box outside of City Hall on October 17, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  With the election only a little more than two weeks away, a new form of in-person early voting by using mail ballots, has enabled millions of voters to already cast their ballots.  President Donald Trump won the battleground state of Pennsylvania by only 44,000 votes in 2016, the first Republican to do so since President George Bush in 1988.  (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

    The real key to winning this election (opinion)

    Opinion by Julian Zelizer, CNN Political Analyst
    As Joe Biden leads the national polls and the country sees potential record-breaking turnout in early voting, Julian Zelizer writes that this election will be decided based on who turns out the biggest vote
  • Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett is sworn into her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill on October 12, 2020 in Washington, DC.

    Republicans' claims about Amy Coney Barrett insult our intelligence

    Opinion by Jill Filipovic
    Barring the sudden emergence of a collective conscience, Senate Republicans will confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday. They have told the public - and reiterated with a 12-0 vote of her nomination out of the Senate Judiciary Committee - that this is a perfectly legitimate path forward, and that Barrett is a highly qualified judge who will follow the law. What they have not mentioned is her extreme ideology.
  • President Donald Trump speaks during the second and final presidential debate Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    How Trump could undermine Fauci and remake the US government

    Opinion by Laurie Garrett
    While many Americans were looking ahead to the final presidential debate earlier this week, President Donald Trump was signing an executive order the likes of which has never been seen in a democracy. It is an edict expected under a dictatorship, a banana republic or a military regime. And it appears to stifle the President's opponents within the government, posing a particular danger should it affect policymakers who are working tirelessly to fight the Covid-19 epidemic.