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Last year was a win for youth voter participation. We saw the highest-ever turnout for young voters, with half of 18- to 29-year-olds casting ballots. (Only 39% did so in 2016.) But 2020 also made it clear that we have a lot of work to do, writes columnist Rachel Konowitz.

There are times in our lives both as individuals and as a collective when we need to take stock of who we are, what we want to become, what do we owe to ourselves, our communities and the world.

Biden should admit that his administration failed to understand how quickly the Taliban would advance and how rapidly the window for evacuation of Americans and vulnerable Afghanis would close. He shouldn’t bother with excuses or attempt to blame anyone else. He should admit that his administration miscalculated and move forward from there, writes columnist John M. Crisp.

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Tornado recovery requires a lot of coordination to get residents back into the safety and security of their homes. The same is true for the COVID-19 pandemic, columnists Craig Knutson and Teresa Meinders Burkett say.

The unmasked and unvaccinated range from the misinformed and time-constrained, to the lazy and selfish, to those who are ideologically committed or deep in the grip of conspiracy theories. At the very edge of the spectrum of shame are the self-serving political, media and activist leaders who feed vaccine misinformation and encourage skepticism though they should know better, writes columnist Nicholas Goldberg.

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COVID-19 is a nightmare that has left more than 600,000 people dead in the United States alone. But from the very start it was also a clear dress rehearsal for the looming global catastrophe of climate change, which is barreling toward us and likely to wreak more damage than the pandemic, writes columnist Nicholas Goldberg.

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A graphic representation of a geometric progression shows how fast COVID-19 can spread from one person in a matter of days if each person infects 3.5 others, the conservative rate-of-spread estimate.

A graphic representation of a geometric progression shows how fast COVID-19 can spread from one person in a matter of days if each person infects 3.5 others, the conservative rate-of-spread estimate.

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A talk show producer was calling him sexy, his instructive, caring, humorous press conferences on COVID-19 had won him an Emmy, a publisher was paying him $5 million for a book he wrote about his leadership excellence and many had him pegged as a future president, columnist Jay Ambrose writes.

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In May, the Biden administration issued a Treasury Department report urging Congress to adopt much stricter rules on cryptocurrencies. For one example of many, it said that just as with cash transactions of $10,000 or more, the government should always be notified when such cryptocurrency transactions take place, writes columnist Chris Reed.

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In both Iraq and now Afghanistan, we have been pulled from the field and told to take a seat, writes columnist Will Beck. Good game, boys, we have been told, and we watch from the sidelines as the other team marches down the field for the winning touchdown. It’s maddening.

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