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Win, lose, or brawl

Politics | A razor-thin presidential contest defied pollsters’ landslide predictions—and showed that political foes need to talk to each other, including within the church
by Jamie Dean
Posted 11/05/20, 12:22 pm

At around 9’oclock on election night, conservative commentator Henry Olsen had a sinking feeling. “I don’t like to eat crow,” he wrote on The Washington Post’s election blog, “but the more I look at the data the more I think I was too optimistic for Biden.” A minute later, Olsen added: “I’m not saying Biden won’t win the presidency.

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Looking toward Christmas

Christmas | Focusing on the eternal in an election’s aftermath
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 11/05/20, 10:30 am

I’ve put together this Saturday Series piece before knowing the election results, but no matter what happens we’ll see lots of teeth-gnashing. That’s why I’ve moved up to now what I first planned as a December pre-Christmas special: Even though Christmas is still almost seven weeks away, we need to pay attention to what’s crucial rather than what’s ephemeral. So here are four columns—from 2002, 2005, 2007, and 2010—that may help us to concentrate our mind and spirit.

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Trump takes legal action in battleground states

by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/05/20, 07:46 am

Major news outlets pronounced Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden the winner in Wisconsin and Michigan on Wednesday. But his margin of victory remained razor-thin, and President Donald Trump’s campaign challenged the results in both states plus Pennsylvania.

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