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Election 2018


After Standing Ovation at Sundance, Ocasio-Cortez Says 'All Hands on Deck' Against 'Systemic Injustices' That Led to Trump

"We need to realize that our democracy does belong to us, and when we don't participate in it, when we don't invest in it, when we don't put our own energy into it, what we are doing is we are giving it away to somebody else."

Jessica Corbett ·


'Historic Moment': After Ballot Measure Victory Repeals Jim Crow Law, Voting Rights Restored for 1.4M Ex-Felons in Florida

Despite fears of delays stoked by the incoming Republican governor, "the single-biggest enfranchisement of voting rights since passage of the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution" took effect Tuesday

Jessica Corbett ·


With Mueller Report Expected Soon, Trump Team May Claim Executive Privilege to Block Public Release

While critics called such a move "absurd," they also warned it could tie up the special counsel's report in court for months or even years

Jessica Corbett ·


A New Playing Field for Democracy Reform

To win substantive reforms, our system is overdue for structural reforms. 2018 created an opening.

Miles Rapoport ·


We're Learning the Truth About Voter Fraud

There's no moral difference between suppressing the vote through the law and literally stealing ballots. Both may have happened in North Carolina.

Leslie Watson Malachi ·


'Sore Loser Loses Again': Federal Judge Rejects GOP Lawsuit, Defends Mainers' Right to Ranked Choice Voting

"With this historic ruling, we predict that Ranked Choice Voting will sweep the nation."

Julia Conley ·


Republicans Don't Want Your Vote to Count

They're trying to overturn the will of voters in Wisconsin, Michigan, and maybe a state near you

Jill Richardson ·


The GOP’s Power Grabs Are a Measure of Political Despair Produced by the 2018 Election Clobbering

Even with voting rights victories, partisan ambushes may lie ahead

Steven Rosenfeld ·


Midterm America

A blue wave from another universe

Ben Fountain ·


Billionaire Heiress Lashes Out at Unions Because Her Fortune Didn’t Buy Election

If anyone has a “stranglehold” on politicians it’s silver spooned magnates like DeVos

Steven Singer ·

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