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Joe Biden has won the election, cementing neoliberalism in the highest rungs of government for another four years.

OPINION: Countdown after the 3rd: I have no mouth and I must scream

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor November 10, 2020

“We can have Rome again if you break enough BMW windows.” -Mike Ma, “Harassment Architecture” And finally, the political machinations of the two great tribes slowly spins to a halt – America...

There are essentially five states that will decide this race — and two of them are hotly contested.

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: Electoral purgatory

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor November 5, 2020

“Now I’m finding truth is a ruin, nauseous end that nobody is pursuing, Staring into glassy eyes, mesmerized.” -Mr. Bungle, “Retrovertigo” Tuesday’s election night fiasco began fairly...

Pennsylvania will likely be the deciding factor in the 2020 election, but we probably wont see official results for days.

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: The end is nigh

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor November 3, 2020

"And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?" -W.B. Yeats, "The Second Coming" The stage is set. The characters have all taken their positions. The...

Trump will beat Biden, but narrowly. It’ll come down to Pennsylvania and 20 electoral votes. This election map predicts the Nov. 3 breakdown, which foresees Biden taking battleground states of Michigan and Wisconsin, while Trump sweeps the South and some parts of the Rust Belt.

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: Trump will win on Election Night

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor October 29, 2020

“There is no future. There is no past. Do you see? Time is simultaneous, an intricately structured jewel that humans insist on viewing one edge at a time, when the whole design is visible in every facet.” -Dr....

The final presidential debate served as an example of how skewed and flawed the elections are.

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: An appeal to heaven

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor October 23, 2020

“And I will show you something different from either Your shadow at morning striding behind you Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you; I will show you fear in a handful of dust.” - T.S....

2016 took us all by surprise, but with careful number-crunching, we might be able to get a more accurate prediction this year.

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: Picking a winner

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor October 14, 2020

“You got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em, Know when to walk away, and know when to run.” -Kenny Rogers, “The Gambler” Some men neglect their wives and families and take...

Mike Pence represented Trump tonight, albeit in a more controlled, functional way.

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: Inherent vice

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor October 8, 2020

“California über alles! Zen fascists will control you, one hundred percent natural. You will jog for the master race, and always wear the happy face.” -Dead Kennedys, “California Über...

Trumps positive diagnosis comes at the worst possible time — he may actually have to fight for the polls.

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: In sickness and in health

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor October 7, 2020

"Robert Pattinson should not take back Kristen Stewart. She cheated on him like a dog & will do it again – just watch. He can do much better!" -Donald Trump Presidents do not get sick. Oh sure,...

With Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination by President Donald Trump, the makeup of the Supreme Court is about to drastically change. In theory, the conservative 6-3 majority could last significantly beyond Trump’s presidency.

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: Grin and Barrett

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor October 1, 2020

“All this for a family squabble.” -Immortan Joe, “Mad Max: Fury Road” I recently watched “The Death of Stalin,” the Armando Iannucci film about the fight for power in the wake of the...

Trumps victory on the debate stage came at a price; while energizing his base, he likely didnt swing any undecided voters.

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: Master Debaters

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor September 30, 2020

“‘Jesus Christ, that’s horrible,’ I said to nobody in particular.” -Hunter S. Thompson, “Better Than Sex” If I were to suggest to you that we put two senior citizens on a stage surrounded...

With Ruth Bader Ginsburgs death, the Senate has been thrown into disarray as legislators try to pick the next justice.

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: An elegy for RBG

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor September 23, 2020

“Richard Nixon is gone now, and I am poorer for it.” -Hunter S. Thompson, “He Was A Crook: An Obituary for Nixon” And so ends another legacy. Ruth Bader Ginsburg – born in ’33, nominated...

The debate format is hackneyed, and due for a revamp — perhaps in the form of Joe Rogans podcast.

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: By your logic

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor September 16, 2020

"My first thought was, he lied in every word." -Robert Browning, "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came" Joe Rogan wants to host the presidential debates. The UFC-commentator-turned-podcast-host...

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