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Truth Seekers: Post-election Facts and Insights

In our post-election environment Americans have common concerns and questions. This collection of industry luminaries and experts has curated stories that help us all understand the facts around issues central to our lives, including the realities of COVID-19, our voting systems, the presidential transition and the impact of climate change.

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    Where Democracy and Citizenship Meet: Curated by Dr. Danielle Allen

    Where Democracy and Citizenship Meet: Curated by Dr. Danielle Allen

    By Truth Seekers

    A healthy constitutional democracy requires three things working in sync: responsive and empowering political institutions, civil society organizations that help people bridge divides, and a culture of mutual commitment of Americans to one another and of all of us to constitutional democracy. And all three of these things need your engagement! We can’t reform our political institutions, build healthy civil society organizations, or nourish a healthy democratic culture unless people engage.

    How This Was The Most Secure Election Ever: Curated by David Becker

    How This Was The Most Secure Election Ever: Curated by David Becker

    As states begin certifying election results and the electoral college prepares to convene, there remains significant misinformation and confusion about the election process. Despite accusations swirling around online, the evidence, data and court decisions all resoundingly confirm that the 2020 election met the highest standards of security and integrity. These stories help separate fact from fiction and instill confidence in our democratic system.

    The Impact of Climate Change: Curated by Dr. Zeke Hausfather

    The Impact of Climate Change: Curated by Dr. Zeke Hausfather

    These articles provide an overview of why the majority of scientists are certain that climate change is occurring, is caused by human activities, and will have substantial negative impacts if not addressed. They explore how much the world has and will warm, how well early climate models have done in predicting the future, and how scientists are better understanding the sensitivity of the climate to our emissions. Finally, they look at solutions and some of the good news in emissions reductions.

    Misinformation Spreads Like a Virus: Curated by Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

    Misinformation Spreads Like a Virus: Curated by Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

    Coronavirus is a global problem. No matter who we are and where we live, it affects us all. But so is climate change; and the misinformation that is circulating about both COVID and climate puts us all at risk. The essays, articles, and videos I chose highlight the links between climate change, coronavirus, and our health. Tackling both of them is not only important but essential to our health, our well-being, and our future.

    Climate is at a Crossroad, What's Next: Curated by Amanda Little

    Climate is at a Crossroad, What's Next: Curated by Amanda Little

    We’re at a striking crossroads on climate change: The outgoing Trump administration has denounced climate science and called environmental solutions economically devastating, while the incoming Biden administration considers global warming an “existential challenge” and the biggest job-creation engine of our time. What are the facts? These sources point to clear research, fact-based coverage and the most viable solutions on a topic that may define the next four years of U.S. news and politics.

    An Unprecedented Presidential Transition: Curated by Robert McMahon

    An Unprecedented Presidential Transition: Curated by Robert McMahon

    Robert McMahon is managing editor of the Council on Foreign Relations' (CFR) Emmy-winning website, CFR.org, and cohosts a weekly foreign affairs podcast, The World Next Week. He has covered international affairs for three decades, including stints on the international desk editor of the Associated Press, and as news director and UN correspondent for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

    How Women Are Driving American Politics: Curated by Susan Page

    How Women Are Driving American Politics: Curated by Susan Page

    The 2020 election was all about women. Women as voters defeated President Trump in his bid for a second term. Women as candidates reached record numbers, including gains in the GOP. And the first woman was elected vice president, although the nation’s highest glass ceiling remained unbroken. These articles explore how it happened and why it matters.

    The Covid-19 Journey: Curated by Tomas Pueyo

    The Covid-19 Journey: Curated by Tomas Pueyo

    When I wrote "Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now", which gathered 40 million views, or "The Hammer and the Dance", which gathered 20 million, I didn't come up with new research. I just put together what was out there in an understandable way. This is what I tried to do here: With all the information available, it's hard to keep up with what matters. What articles should you read to understand all the key aspects of the pandemic? These are the ones I propose to you.

    What's the future of American Foreign Policy: Curated by Gideon Rose

    What's the future of American Foreign Policy: Curated by Gideon Rose

    Donald Trump tried to rip up American foreign policy and replace it with a nationalist and populist approach. He succeeded more than anybody dreamed he could—and might have changed the course of world politics along the way. The selections below trace what the Trump administration has done, how the world has reacted, and what the Biden administration is likely to do next.

    A Look at America’s Healthcare Crisis: Curated by USAFacts

    A Look at America’s Healthcare Crisis: Curated by USAFacts

    How do Americans receive health coverage, and are they getting healthier? ​ From insurance to life expectancy to vaccinations to heart disease, USAFacts provides healthcare data exclusively sourced from government sources. Explore the data on health and medicine and dig into the issues, trends, and metrics on health in America.

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