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Time Magazine International Edition October 5, 2020

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3 min.
a new influence

This year’s list looks far different than any of us could have predicted just six months ago WE’VE BEEN DOING THE TIME 100 LIST OF the world’s most influential people for nearly 20 years. But there has never been a year like this. A year of multiple crises, all over the world, all at once. And so this year’s list looks far different than any of us could have predicted just six months ago. The TIME 100 has always been a mirror of the world and those who shape it. While you will certainly find people who wield traditional power on this year’s list—heads of state, CEOs, major entertainers—it also includes many extraordinary, lesser-known individuals who seized the moment to save lives, build a movement, lift the spirit, repair the world. There are,…

2 min.

TIME 100 televised THE FIRST TIME 100 BROADCAST special aired on Sept. 22 on ABC, featuring appearances by TIME 100 alumni—including Sandra Oh, Trevor Noah and Kumail Nanjiani—as well as 2020 honorees. Among them: Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade, Michael B. Jordan, Billy Porter, Indigenous activist Nemonte Nenquimo and Syrian filmmaker Waad al-Kateab. Even amid crises that seem impossible to solve, the TIME 100 community shared messages of hope for a better future, a sentiment reinforced by musical performances by Halsey, Jennifer Hudson and the Weeknd. As TIME editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal put it, “That’s what the TIME 100 is—a group of people who do the impossible.” Watch highlights at time.com/tv-100 ‘When we vote, our values are put into action.’THE DUCHESS OF SUSSEX, encouraging viewers to register to vote TIME 100 poll results The winner of this year’s…

10 min.
ruth bader ginsburg: 1933-2020

ON MARCH 15, 2019, LEGIONS OF RUTH BADER GINSburg’s admirers celebrated her 86th birthday by testing their core strength, doing plank poses on the steps of courthouses around the country. The gritty determination that had shaped Ginsburg’s legal career had also made her workout regimen famous, but neither could go on forever. Ginsburg died on Sept. 18 at the age of 87 of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer. The workout tribute to a Supreme Court Justice was one of the many ways members of a new generation demonstrated their love for the 5-ft.-tall legal giant who had made the lives they live possible. In the early ’70s—after Gloria Steinem went underground as a Playboy Bunny to expose sexism and Betty Friedan wrote a feminist manifesto about “the problem with no name”—Ginsburg…

3 min.
she warned us

Justice Ginsburg described her dissents as “appealing to the intelligence of a future day,” and this was never truer than when she found herself in the minority in the 2013 voting-rights case Shelby County v. Holder. The majority opinion rolled back the protections of the 1965 Voting Rights Act and let states change their voting procedures without any outside oversight. But Ginsburg knew what that meant and refused to pretend it wouldn’t erode the advances made under the act. Passed to ensure no citizen would be denied the right to vote because of race or color, the Voting Rights Act prohibited discriminatory tests and devices and required jurisdictions with a history of significant discrimination against Black voters to get approval from the Justice Department or the district court in D.C. before…

3 min.
the gop’s choice

The Republican argument for immediately nominating and confirming a replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg is now stripped of all pretext. It’s about raw power. In fact, it can be boiled down to three words: elections have consequences. Even when Americans are voting in a presidential election that will end in less than seven weeks. If you’d listened to Republicans before this moment, this raw power politics appears new. When they blocked Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court, they claimed a neutral principle was at stake. Their argument? When an election looms, let the people decide. While much can happen between now and Nov. 3, the Democrats may well hold the House, narrowly take control of the Senate and win the White House. At that point, they’d have the legal and constitutional…

7 min.
the stakes for november—and beyond

THERE ARE MANY THEORIES ABOUT why Donald Trump won the presidency, but Mitch McConnell gets some of the credit. In February 2016, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died, paving the way for then President Obama to replace him with a jurist who would pull the court left. Trump had not yet wrapped up the GOP nomination, and many conservatives were skeptical of the former Democrat. McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, refused to hold hearings on Obama’s court nominee, arguing the winner of the election should fill the seat. Democrats deplored the obstruction and predicted voters wouldn’t tolerate it. But the judicial opening was a profound motivator for conservatives—especially after Trump, in a novel move, issued a list of conservative jurists from which he said his nominees would be selected. In exit…