Read Biden Transition Team to Begin Review of Federal Agencies (WSJ)
Joe Biden’s advisers are preparing for the president-elect to transition to the White house. This week, a group of policy experts assigned to every major government agency will begin laying plans to implement Mr. Biden’s agenda, according to a Biden transition official. The so-called agency review
Read Now Trump has lost the election, Pence could pardon him — but it’s Biden who should (The Independent)
It’s the lonely path, but it’s the right one

They might like to think this is the correct way to go, but Trump has done such lasting damage to the US and to the world, that he should be prosecuted to the fullest extent once his reign of terror is over.

Watched Election results live: Joe Biden acceptance speech from CNN
Joe Biden has won the presidency.

President-elect Joe Biden sent a message to those who voted for President Trump, calling for unity and reconciliation.

"Now for all those of you who voted for President Trump, I understand your disappointment tonight. I've lost a couple of times myself, but now let's give each other a chance," Biden said.

The former vice president said it was time both sides "listen to each other again."

"It's time to put away the harsh rhetoric, lower the temperature, see each other again, listen to each other again, and to make progress, we have to stop treating our opponents as our enemies. They are not our enemies. They are Americans," Biden said.  

He continued: "The Bible tells us for everything there is a season, a time to build, a time to reap, and a time to sow and a time to heal. This is the time to heal in America."

Watched 60 Minutes from
In an interview that's made headlines this week, Lesley Stahl presses President Trump on once-again rising coronavirus cases and what his priorities would be if re-elected. Stahl also speaks with Mr. Trump's running mate, Vice President Mike Pence.
If he’s actively suborning “perjury” like this in a public national interview, I can only wonder what he’s like in private.
Read “If There Is Another Tick Down, It’s a Total Bloodbath”: How Trump’s Self-Destructive Candidacy Could Blow Up the Electoral Map (Vanity Fair)
Democrats’ massive fundraising, downballot energy, and seniors turning against Trump signal a potential blue-wave election with unexpected flips. As one South Carolina strategist says, “Biden supporters in red states are hopeful.”
Perhaps I’m just reading less of it this year, but the differences between the candidates and the party seem to have resulted in less of the typical horse race political coverage like this this year.
Watched The First 2020 Presidential Debate | Special Coverage & Analysis | PBS NewsHour from YouTube

The first of three 2020 presidential debates kicks off in Cleveland, Ohio, where incumbent President Donald Trump meets former Vice President Joe Biden.

We begin our coverage at 6 p.m. EDT with our nightly PBS NewsHour broadcast, followed by an hour of election-related programming.

At 8 p.m. EDT, NewsHour’s senior political reporter, Daniel Bush, will host a digital pre-show looking at the what to expect from the debate and talking about key issues this election cycle.

At 9 p.m. EDT, the debate begins. The 90-minute debate will consist of six 15-minute segments: "The Trump and Biden Records," "The Supreme Court," "Covid-19," "The Economy," "Race and Violence in our Cities" and "The Integrity of the Election."

Special coverage and analysis continues after the debate with NewsHour anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff.

I only watched the debate, which started at 6:00 PM and the post coverage.

Too many white men yelling at each other. Trump, ever the lying bully did his best to interrupt and talk over Biden at almost every turn. 

Trump started out a bit more logical and almost even thoughtful at the beginning, but then devolved into an annoying 3rd grader for the balance. I wish that Wallace had been better able to get him to allow Biden to actually speak.

Trump appeared to try to derail Biden in hopes he would have problems putting thoughts together, but only succeeded in making himself look like a bully who couldn’t control his own impulses. I honestly have to credit Chris for not yelling at Trump just to “shut the f*ck up.” I’m pretty sure that’s what I would have done in the situation after an hour and a half.

I wished that they could mute Trump’s microphone, but this would be a reverse version of Howard Dean’s famous scream. Biden would look oddly rattled because being 15 feet away he’d still hear Trump and have to deal with the distraction. Better would be to have them in separate spaces where they could turn off Trump’s microphone and allow each side to actually speak.

Trump’s inability to denounce white supremacy was abominable. Asking the Proud Boys to “stand by” is simply vile. And then to not-so-subtly suborn voter intimidation by asking his supporters to go to the polls to “watch” while simultaneously and painfully erroneously throwing doubt on voting by mail. When can we be done with this clown?

Sad that this is what our democracy has devolved into… this was so brutal to watch and I’m left a bit hopeless that America has apparently devolved to this.

Watched Democratic National Convention: Day 4 by 2020 Democratic National Convention2020 Democratic National Convention from YouTube
Tune in on Thursday, August 20 from 8:40 PM-11 PM ET for the final night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, as Vice President Joe Biden accepts the Democratic nomination and speaks about his vision for uniting America.

Featuring: Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Cory Booker, Gov. Gavin Newsom, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Sen. Chris Coons, Sen. Kamala Harris, and the Biden Family.
Watched PBS NewsHour August 11, 2020 from PBS NewsHour
Tuesday on the NewsHour, former Vice President Joe Biden picks California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, making her the first Black woman to appear on a major party presidential ticket. Plus: Harris’ personal and political background, analysis of what she brings to the race, Beirut a week after massive explosions, college campuses during COVID-19 and Republicans react to Biden’s choice.
Read James Clyburn wasn't responsible for the Biden surge. So what was? by Kevin DrumKevin Drum (Mother Jones)
The green dot is February 29, the date of the South Carolina primary. Biden had gained a point or two before that, but he only really started to skyrocket shortly after the primary. So it’s safe to say that his big victory in South Carolina was the proximate cause of his early March takeoff. But what was responsible for Biden’s South Carolina win in the first place?

Biden went up a lot more, but he was taking votes away from Steyer, Warren, Buttigieg, and Klobuchar.
For now, the debate still seems the most likely cause. That’s a little unusual, since conventional wisdom says that debates don’t move public opinion much, but maybe this was an exception. 

Perhaps it was more the fact that the electorate just didn’t know or trust the Steyer, Buttigieg, and Klobuchar centrist crowd enough to vote for them with time running out. As a result the old tried-and-true guy you know pulls in all the people. He didn’t really need an inciting incident other than the looming election. Following the debate without anything else to use to make a decision on, the choice was *fait accompli*.
Annotated on March 07, 2020 at 08:57PM