There is a lot at stake this coming Election Day. These midterm elections are critical, perhaps the most important off-year campaign in decades. Republicans sense they can seize control of the House of Representatives, and maybe the Senate, too. Combined with their aggressive gerrymandering of congressional districts and the restrictive voting laws passed in Republican-controlled states, the GOP is aiming to lock in power in Washington for years to come. Democrats fear not just an electoral disaster, but a shift in our democracy itself towards an illiberal future. During this session, we’ll look at how the midterm elections are shaping up—the key races, the issues driving the debate, the stakes for President Biden. But we will also explore what this midterm campaign tells us about our country, and what light it might shed on a question that, in one form or another, seems to haunt more and more Americans: Are we still “one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”?

Terry Moran ’82 is Senior National Correspondent at ABC News. Based in Washington, D.C., Moran covers national politics and policy, reporting from the White House, Congress, the Supreme Court and the campaign trail for all ABC News programs. Previously, Moran served as ABC’s Chief Foreign Correspondent, based in London, as co-anchor of the ABC News show Nightline from 2005–2013 and as Chief White House Correspondent from 1999–2005.

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