Georgia had not elected a Democratic senator since 1996. Yet, on Jan. 5, the day of the Georgia Senate runoff election, two Democrats – Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock – announced their victories. What changed? This wasn’t a miracle. This moment has been building for over a decade. Ten yearsContinue Reading

As the first first Black U.S. senator from the state of Georgia, Reverend Raphael Warnock is the youngest pastor ever named to the senior pastor role at Ebenezer Baptist Church, the church in Atlanta where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. served as co-pastor with his father until his assassination inContinue Reading

On Jan. 6, the United States Capitol was breached for the first time in over two centuries. People around the world watched as thousands of Trump supporters stormed the building and attempted to halt the certification of the 2020 election by Congress, supporting the notion that the election had beenContinue Reading

To the surprise of many political forecasters, Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff defeated incumbent Republican Senator David Perdue in the Jan. 5 runoff in Georgia to become the youngest senator, at age 33, in the United States Senate in 40 years. Ossoff is also the first Jewish Senator to represent theContinue Reading

On Jan. 20, Georgia’s newest senators Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock were sworn into office. After running a joint runoff campaign, the two senators have become Georgia’s first Jewish and Black U.S. senators, respectively. Ossoff joins eight other Senators who identify as Jewish, including Majority Leader Chuck Schumer fromContinue Reading

Political polarization runs deep in America. Families are divided; friendships are broken. When will we be able to heal and mend these relationships, and reconnect divided families? Are these relationships irrecoverable? Will we ever be able to return to a time when political disagreement wasn’t a friendship-ender? President-elect Joe BidenContinue Reading

After Nov. 3, the presidential election was not the only subject of hot debate. Georgia’s Senate elections have captured the attention of the entire country these past few weeks. The Democrats flipped two Senate seats in the November election with Mark Kelly’s win in Arizona and John Hickenlooper’s win inContinue Reading

Given that lawsuits and claims of voter fraud are false, President-elect Joe Biden will be inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2021. Following the Nov. 3 election, the House of Representatives remained Democratic. If history repeats itself, the Senate is likely to remain Republican, pending the outcome of Georgia’s two Senate runoffsContinue Reading

Eight days before the 2020 presidential election, Amy Coney Barrett places her hand on the bible and recites the oath that swears her in as a Supreme Court Justice of the United States. On televisions, phones and websites across the country, millions watch. Over a week later, Democrats celebrate inContinue Reading

Late Saturday morning, cities across the country erupted in celebration as major news outlets declared Joe Biden the projected winner of the 2020 Presidential Election. Many people took to the streets to dance, cheer and bang on pots and pans, congratulating their neighbors and basking in the light of aContinue Reading

For every presidential election, the Pew Research Center publishes studies and surveys of the most important issues to American voters. These issues include the economy, healthcare, crime, COVID-19 and others. Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden are running on very different platforms this year, but there are some similarities.Continue Reading