America makes its choice: President-elect Joe Biden

Bloomberg Opinion Today

Cheers broke out in the streets of America's cities Saturday morning as, one by one, the major news outlets broke the news that Joe Biden will be the next president. But that jubilation wasn't shared by the 70 million people who voted to keep President Donald Trump in office for another term, or by the incumbent, who has vowed to challenge the outcome. The country's wounds — not all of them inflicted since 2016 — won't heal quickly amid a raging pandemic, deepening polarization and profound economic uncertainty. And Biden could still be greeted by a split Congress. The work begins now — for all of us.

The Job That Awaits President Biden — Bloomberg's editorial board

Biden Has Plenty of Know-How. He's Going to Need It. — Jonathan Bernstein

America's Age of Anger Is Just Getting Started — Pankaj Mishra

Meet Biden's Presidential Chaperone, Mitch McConnell — Ramesh Ponnuru

Where's the Blue Wave? Look in Georgia — Conor Sen

This Election's Winners and Losers — Tyler Cowen

Democrats Counted Too Heavily on 'Trump Fatigue' — Stephen L. Carter

California Ballot Propositions Defy State's Left-Wing Stereotype Virginia Postrel

To See Where Polarization Leads, Americans Could Look to Poland — Andreas Kluth

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