Omar Wasow:Kamala Harris will help Biden ‘grow the Democratic coalition’: Princeton Prof (Yahoo Finance)
Tsung-Mei Cheng:US health chief to visit Taiwan, a COVID-19 success story (Associated Press)
Matthew Desmond:Could federal investment prevent an eviction crisis? (PBS)

Douglas Massey: Congress fails to reach stimulus deal, leaving tens of millions of Americans desperate for relief (CNBC) 
LaFleur Stephens-Dougan:Democrats celebrate Kamala Harris as historic VP pick (WHYY)
Angelika Morris, undergraduate student:Alumna Answers Teachers’ Call For Donations At Boca Ciega (Patch) 
Julian Zelizer:Be careful what you wish for, Mr. President (CNN) and Explainer: How the coronavirus changed U.S. political conventions, perhaps forever (Reuters)
Cornel West, professor emeritus:Cornel West: Is America ‘even capable of treating the masses of Black people with decency and dignity’? (The Washington Post)
Eddie Glaude: Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and its Urgent Lessons for Our Own (The Bay Area Reporter) and More Americans trust Biden than Trump to handle the pandemic (PBS NewsHour) 

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: We Should Still Defund the Police (The New Yorker)
Patrick Sharkey:How cities can tackle violent crime without relying on police (Vox)

Arvind Narayanan: The Quiet Growth of Race-Detection Software Sparks Concerns Over Bias (The Wall Street Journal)
Sean Wilentz:What Tom Cotton Gets So Wrong About Slavery and the Constitution (NYR Daily)
Allen Guelzo:The complexities of the past (World Magazine)and Accuracy vs. overreach in teaching history (World) 
Joshua L. Freeman, postdoctoral fellow:Uighur Poets on Repression and Exile (NYR Daily)
Jesse Farmer:Arctic summer sea ice could disappear as early as 2035 (National Geographic) 
Adam Burrows:A Star Went Supernova in 1987. Where Is It Now? (The New York Times)
Gudmundur Stefansson:A Strange Planet has been Found that’s Smaller than Neptune But 50% More Massive (Universe Today)
Sarah Kapnick: Next-gen rescue vehicles leave ambulances in their dust (CNET)