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Past articles by Christa Case:

On Ukraine, Congress rediscovers bipartisan spirit – for now

Congress has rallied behind the president’s calls to help Ukraine. How long that unity can last remains to be seen. → Read More

Why GOP is stepping up fight against vaccine mandates

Republicans say the government has overreached by requiring more than 100 million Americans to get the shot. → Read More

Lab leak? Why Congress is split on investigating COVID’s origins.

Republicans want Congress to investigate the lab leak theory. Democrats are wary of a politicized process. → Read More

‘Citadel of democracy’ under siege: A reporter’s view inside the Capitol

Wednesday was the third day on the job for the Monitor’s new congressional correspondent. Here’s how the Capitol siege looked through her eyes. → Read More

Trump’s lawsuits are foundering. But ‘fraud’ charge could linger.

So far no court has upheld his campaign’s lawsuits, but unsubstantiated claims of “fraud” could gain ground in the court of public opinion. → Read More

Can friendship be bipartisan? Ask the Janets.

How two longtime friends navigate political differences and President Trump with civility. Why can’t everyone? → Read More

Amy Coney Barrett: Scalia protege in outlook, not temperament

Judge Amy Coney Barrett the person: A kinder, gentler version of her mentor and former boss Antonin Scalia. → Read More

As the November Election Approaches, Are Newsrooms Ready for Guccifer 3.0?

Russian, Chinese, and Iranian disinformation campaigns are targeting the November vote. Journalists need to figure out how to responsibly handle hack-and-leak operations like those that marred the 2016 ballot → Read More

Out of global upheaval, a new Olympic spirit

How the world’s top athletes are navigating a pandemic and the politics of racial injustice. → Read More

Seeing China face-to-face

Shorthand turns people into monoliths – until we step closer, into their homes and lives and hearts. → Read More

The other first responders: local journalists

It’s one of the paradoxes of the coronavirus crisis – local papers are going under even as readership soars. → Read More

Super Tuesday: Which candidate does Russia want to win?

On Monday, U.S. intelligence agencies issued a rare statement warning that foreign actors are again trying to influence voters with disinformation. → Read More

As China trade war escalates, Iowa soybean country is front line

For soybean farmers, weather is “an uncontrollable.” Now President Trump’s fight with China is, too. → Read More

Corn dogs and corn polls: Iowa’s brand of politics may matter more than ever

A visit to the Iowa State Fair highlights Iowa’s outsize influence in the nomination process, and the pivotal role it plays in winnowing the field. → Read More

Searching for common ground? Start with the Constitution.

Former Senate staffer Janet Breslin sees the U.S. Constitution as the key to unifying the country. → Read More

Road to 2020: The roots of Bernie’s revolution

How Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders was shaped by his early years as mayor of Burlington. → Read More

Why do women running for president lag behind men in media coverage?

Women presidential candidates are receiving less attention and more negative coverage. Is it sexism or are other factors at work? → Read More

Small donors boost Beto and Bernie – and may transform the political landscape

Mr. O’Rourke claimed an average donation of $47 to Mr. Sanders’s $27, highlighting Democrats’ increasing reliance on small-dollar contributions. → Read More

2020 candidates tout small donors. But big money could still find its way in.

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China gets tough on US recyclables. How one Maine town is fighting back.

Sanford, Maine, cut its contamination rate from 15 to 20 percent to 0 to 3 percent in just a few weeks to avoid $100,000 in fees. → Read More