Jamie Dean

Jamie is WORLD’s national editor based in Charlotte, N.C. Follow Jamie on Twitter @deanworldmag.

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Blowing in the wind

Politics | From the Senate in the 1970s to the presidential campaign trail in 2020, Joe Biden has a long record of going where political pressures push him—and right now they’re pushing him aggressively leftward
by Jamie Dean
Posted 7/29/20, 03:07 pm

A decade before Joe Biden’s first run for the presidency, the young politician critiqued a potential presidential candidate that Biden’s own career trajectory would echo in the years ahead.

Hubert Humphrey had served as a Democratic senator from Minnesota for more than 20 years and as vice president for four years. He was contemplating a third run for the presidency in 1976.

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Theologian and churchman J.I. Packer dies at age 93

Obituary | “God saves sinners” was his simple summation of the gospel
by Jamie Dean
Posted 7/17/20, 10:16 pm

J.I. Packer, one of the most influential theologians of the 20th century, died on Friday, July 17. He was 93.

Packer authored hundreds of Christian books and articles over more than half a century, but he’s perhaps best known for his 1973 work Knowing God. Publishers have sold more than 1.5 million copies since the book’s release and have translated it into more than a dozen languages. 

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Illustration by Krieg Barrie

GOP senators are running a 2020 election defense

Elections | As the presidential race looms large, Republicans are also in a fierce contest to retain control of the Senate
by Jamie Dean
Posted 7/14/20, 03:40 pm

Earlier this spring, the campaign arm for Senate Republicans circulated a 57-page memo with striking advice on page 6. 

When it comes to answering questions about President Donald Trump’s response to COVID-19: “Don’t defend Trump, other than the China Travel Ban—attack China.” 

Another talking point: “I wish everyone had acted earlier—that includes our elected officials, the World Health Organization, and the CDC.”

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