What Trump’s Performance Will Signal about the GOP’s Future

President Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Bullhead City, Ariz., October 28, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
The president’s performance relative to GOP Senate candidates’ will tell us whether he’s a political unicorn or a more durable phenomenon.
If Donald Trump wins another term next week, he will be the undisputed face of the Republican Party for another four years. Beating Hillary Clinton, and then defying the odds to claim a second term amid an economy-wrecking pandemic, would be a historic political accomplishment.

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What Trump’s Performance Will Signal about the GOP’s Future

President Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Bullhead City, Ariz., October 28, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
The president’s performance relative to GOP Senate candidates’ will tell us whether he’s a political unicorn or a more durable phenomenon.
If Donald Trump wins another term next week, he will be the undisputed face of the Republican Party for another four years. Beating Hillary Clinton, and then defying the odds to claim a second term amid an economy-wrecking pandemic, would be a historic political accomplishment.

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What Trump’s Performance Will Signal about the GOP’s Future

President Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Bullhead City, Ariz., October 28, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
The president’s performance relative to GOP Senate candidates’ will tell us whether he’s a political unicorn or a more durable phenomenon.
If Donald Trump wins another term next week, he will be the undisputed face of the Republican Party for another four years. Beating Hillary Clinton, and then defying the odds to claim a second term amid an economy-wrecking pandemic, would be a historic political accomplishment.

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The Collapse of Long-Term Care Insurance

The first announced American death from coronavirus came in February from a nursing home in Kirkland, Washington. Within weeks, an astounding two-thirds of inhabitants and staff had contracted the virus, with 37 deaths among just 108 residents. It was the beginning of a painful record of long-term care facilities like nursing homes as the most deadly theater of the coronavirus pandemic. By May, one-third of all coronavirus deaths were nursing home residents or workers. By September, some 46,400 deaths had been confirmed, even with states providing spotty and partial data.

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