Jenna Johnson

National political correspondent for The Washington Post

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Reporter for the Washington Post, she runs its Campus Overload blog

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Presidential debates have become reality TV, and performance is more important than substance.

Do TV debates help voters decide?

Presidential debates have become reality TV, and performance is more important than substance.

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The first day of Donald Trump's nominating convention was short on policy but long on a Dystopian view of America in 2016 — and there was no doubt about who was getting the blame.

Can the Trump Family Reality Show Unify the Republicans?

The first day of Donald Trump's nominating convention was short on policy but long on a Dystopian view of America in 2016 — and there was no doubt about who was getting the blame.

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As senior year begins, high school students already are trying to decide what college they want to get into.

Is College Really Worth the Price of Admission?

As senior year begins, high school students already are trying to decide what college they want to get into.

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