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“The numbers are clear,” our politics reporter Emma Green noted back in August. “Even though a white man is at the top of the Democratic ticket, 2020 will be a women’s election.” Polls continue to show a major gender gap, and Joe Biden ahead with women.
For a closer look at this phenomenon, keep reading:
Suburban, anti-Trump “wine moms” are channeling anger into organizing. “All of this activism has the potential to shape American politics in a much more significant way than their biennial votes,” Elaine Godfrey reports.
Some white women who loathe Trump will still vote for him. It’s because they viscerally distrust Democrats and the media, reports Sarah Longwell, who has conducted focus groups with white women in swing states.
What drives America’s political gender gap? Derek Thompson took a look back in February.
One question, answered: A reader is skeptical of getting a flu shot: What’s the point?
James Hamblin reacts in his latest “Paging Dr. Hamblin” column:
You have a great opportunity to do an essentially risk-free thing to play your part in saving thousands of lives. And there’s really no opting out. Whatever you choose, it affects everyone. It’s a personal decision in the same way that driving on the sidewalk is a personal decision.
Want to better understand the ongoing coronavirus outbreak? Here are four key stories from our team:
13 days remain until the 2020 presidential election. Here’s today’s essential read:
The Biden campaign is making its final pitch to Black men, Adam Harris reports.
Stuck on what to stream? Let us help:
A new COVID-19 documentary, Totally Under Control, delivers a damning—and essential—report card on the White House’s mismanagement of the pandemic. (It’s streaming on Hulu and available to rent.)
Today’s break from the news:
Enjoy these photographs with incredibly tiny subjects: Browse the winners of the 2020 Small World Photomicrography Competition.