Amid complaints of a rigged sy...

Oct 19, 2018 by

An era of surging activism is generating new attempts to make the process of drawing congressional maps more impartial –

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In 2020, Democrats Expect a Fe...

Oct 19, 2018 by

Three prominent female Democrats all but openly began running for president this week…

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Will Claire McCaskill’s War on...

Oct 19, 2018 by

Locked in a tight race, the Missouri senator is still digging up dirt on the painkiller industry.

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How Tom Steyer Built the Bigge...

Oct 19, 2018 by

Having spent $120 million and signed up 6 million people, Tom Steyer has assembled, in a year, an organization with more reach than the NRA.

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Trump administration asks high...

Oct 18, 2018 by

President Donald Trump’s administration on Thursday for a second time asked the U.S. Supreme Court to put the brakes on a lawsuit…

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Don’t talk about race, guns or...

Oct 18, 2018 by

“Inflection Point” talks to MN Rep. Erin Maye Quade about why rejecting the “mythological middle” worked

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John Adams’ Fears About Americ...

Oct 18, 2018 by

Wealth “will accumulate,” he warned Thomas Jefferson. “The Snow ball will grow as it rolls.”

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The Most Important Election of...

Oct 17, 2018 by

The midterms will determine whether Donald Trump’s two-year assault on democratic norms will be repudiated—or validated. No pressure.

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‘It’s Time to Hand the Mic to ...

Oct 17, 2018 by

When The Atlantic writer Elaina Plott was shot in a drive-by shooting, her views on the right to bear arms began to change.

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Conflict exhaustion or democra...

Oct 17, 2018 by

Democracies aim to turn political passions into protests and activism. Living through such a time, however, draws on civic reservoirs of patience and goodwill.

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The rigging of American politi...

Oct 17, 2018 by

Political systems depend on legitimacy. In America, that legitimacy is failing.

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Voter Registration Around Aust...

Oct 16, 2018 by

Travis County received a record 35,000 applications on the final day of voter registration

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Minority Rule Does Not Have to...

Oct 15, 2018 by

Arguing that the Framers intended it is specious and ignorant of history.

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Downturn Looms as Leadership T...

Oct 15, 2018 by

LOS ANGELES — It has the highest concentration of billionaires in the country.

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“We Need Some Fire”: Climate C...

Oct 15, 2018 by

Campaigners say more than 15 million people who care about the environment did not vote in the 2014 midterms.

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Anti-Terrorism Laws Increasing...

Oct 12, 2018 by

The images flew around the world. The teepees. The tear gas. The Indigenous water protectors’ camps.

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A Fatal Abandonment of America...

Oct 12, 2018 by

The disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi drives home the consequences of the Trump administration’s refusal to champion democratic values around the globe.

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Now that Justice Brett Kavanau...

Oct 10, 2018 by

This was the first big fight of the Trump Era that wasn’t really about President Trump…

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The Hidden Money Funding the M...

Oct 9, 2018 by

Strategies that let super PACs delay revealing their donors until after the election are…

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Latino Vote Could Make or Brea...

Oct 9, 2018 by

In a tight race, Republican Brian Kemp hasn’t exactly endeared himself to immigrants.

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GOP’s Brian Kemp Purged 1 in 1...

Oct 8, 2018 by

My lawyer had to threaten Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp with a federal lawsuit to force…

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Impeach Brett Kavanaugh

Oct 8, 2018 by

There is no room for an accused sexual predator and liar on the Supreme Court.

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Brett Kavanaugh’s confir...

Oct 7, 2018 by

Mitch McConnell and his ilk must be delighted: they’ve waged a decades-long campaign to stack the courts with conservative ideologues

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The Supreme Court’s Legitimacy...

Oct 5, 2018 by

It’s not about Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged behavior. It’s about justices who do not represent the will of the majority.

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Susan Collins Will Vote to Con...

Oct 5, 2018 by

The announcement should seal his confirmation to the Supreme Court.

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Senator Jeff Flake calls for a...

Sep 28, 2018 by

He said he spoke to other Republicans who might be supportive of that move.

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Kavanaugh Lied to the Judiciar...

Sep 28, 2018 by

Thursday’s hearing didn’t prove whether Kavanaugh assaulted Ford.

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Crystal Mason begins prison se...

Sep 28, 2018 by

Mason, in a case seen as emblematic of voter suppression…

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Toxic Red Tide Could Fuel a Bl...

Sep 27, 2018 by

It’s the smell as much as the sight of thousands of dead fish…

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This Hearing Is Stacked Agains...

Sep 27, 2018 by

It is almost unthinkable that there will be a second Supreme Court justice taking his seat under suspicions of perjury and sexual misconduct.

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