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Processing politics

Leaders in politics and activism took to Medium before and after the election to process their thoughts, defend their viewpoints, and mobilize their readerships.

In the week leading up to Election Day, voices from all corners of the political landscape entreated readers to get to the polls. Thumbtack founder, former Republican West Wing staffer, and #NeverTrump’er Jonathan Swanson encouraged readers to cast their votes in favor of Clinton rather than an independent protest vote.


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Eddie Vedder. Credit: HH Photography

The seventh game of the World Series was memorable for many reasons: It was the bitter end of the historic match-up between the long-suffering Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs. There were extra innings and a rain delay. Bullpens were exhausted. And Illinois native and Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder — who had led fans in a seventh-inning-stretch singalong dedicated to Cubs catcher David Ross during the previous game — was among the celebrants after the Cubs’s victory.

But it’s what Vedder did in the aftermath of the game that may be even more meaningful. The next day he got on a plane and flew to New York to attend that night’s ACTion for Jackson, the seventh annual benefit of the EB Research Partnership, of which he is a founding board member. …


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Countdown to Election Day

Political leaders laid out panoramic visions as the timer to the presidential election ran down to its last few ticks.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. …

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