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Midterm Voters Send a Message: Housing is a Human Right

Housing in the U.S. is in a crisis state, and voters know it.

Fran Quigley ·

Low-Wealth Voters Made the Key Difference in Midterms

If you need more than a minimum wage, go vote. If you need to decide between paying for rent or medications, go vote. If you still don’t have decent health care or potable water, go vote.

Shailly Gupta Barnes ·

'The Left Beat the Money' as Karen Bass Defeats Billionaire to Become LA Mayor

Bass, a six-term Democratic U.S. congresswoman, won despite being outspent 11-to-1 by real estate tycoon and erstwhile Republican Rick Caruso.

Brett Wilkins ·

'Workers Win' as Illinois Passes Pro-Labor Constitutional Amendment

"Workers' rights are now in our state constitution," the Chicago Federation of Labor cheered, "and now our right to negotiate safe working conditions and fair pay will never be taken away!"

Brett Wilkins ·

Democrats Urged to Embrace Agenda to Combat Crisis of 'Corporate Power' in US

"People are ready for a progressive, pro-democracy, pro-worker agenda to take on corporate control. We just need leaders to have the courage to enact it."

Julia Conley ·

Another Election Denier Loses as Katie Hobbs Defeats Kari Lake for Arizona Governor

"One of the most dangerous election deniers and conspiracy theorists in the country—Kari Lake—defeated," wrote one observer. "Now, will she concede?"

Jake Johnson ·

Now Comes the Hard Part for Progress: What the Midterm Election Taught Us

Though the Democrats did repel much of the predicted wave, questions about poor Democratic Party messaging undercut the ability to further limit losses.

Charles Idelson ·

The Election Averted Some Disasters, But the Danger Remains

American democracy is still under assault, and this week's election results, while not as horrible as many feared, are still in some ways very horrible.

Jeffrey C. Isaac ·

'Democracy Won': Cortez Masto Victory Means Democrats Keep Control of Senate

"Voters sided with democracy and delivered a resounding defeat to Republican extremism this week," said one left-leaning political action group. "There's more to do, but this is critical progress."

Brett Wilkins ·

'Take Some Ownership': AOC Hits Back After Defeated DCCC Chair Lashes Out

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney rejected Ocasio-Cortez's criticism of New York's "calcified political machine," which she said contributed to Democratic losses in the U.S. House.

Julia Conley ·

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