Reading Time: 7 minutes Last week’s election saw a handful of indicted candidates win office — as well as a dead pimp — thanks in part to the hyper-partisan atmosphere.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Civic and citizens groups around the country are ramping up efforts to ensure an independent judiciary and strong system of checks and balances.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally are locked in a Senate race where every vote counts. Yet some Arizonans won’t get to cast a ballot because of obstacles placed in their way.
Reading Time: 14 minutes You may have heard of the Koch brothers, the Mercers, and Sheldon Adelson. Now meet the billionaire GOP donor you don’t know — but should.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Did Democrats in North Dakota try to scare hunters away from voting? If so, who is responsible for the ad that ended up doing no good and much harm and why was it put up in the first place?
Reading Time: 4 minutes When President Donald Trump tweets endorsements, he sends a subtle message to Americans that they are in danger and that only Republicans will keep them safe.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Two election-year hurricanes, two contrasting responses from Florida Gov. Rick Scott. Did he have a change of heart, or are this year’s victims simply more likely to vote for him?
Reading Time: 4 minutes Recent research reveals that the political divide in America is no longer just about two competing ideologies; it’s evolved into social and economic class conflict; and more recently, geographic self-segregation — a balkanization that is intensifying alienation, distrust, anger, and resentment among us.
Reading Time: 12 minutes Italy’s ultra-right government hates Riace, a model town for migrants and asylum seekers. And the country’s strong-man interior minister is doing something about it.
Reading Time: 14 minutes Throughout history, high political figures have signaled mobs and individuals in ways that at least implicitly encouraged violence. With the arrest of a pipe bomb suspect — an alleged fan of America’s most prolific aggressive signaler — now is a good time to examine the phenomenon.
Reading Time: 13 minutes A conversation with international journalist and screenwriter Rula Jebreal about her final interview with Jamal Khashoggi.
Reading Time: 4 minutes With polls tightening ahead of the midterms, is the slow-moving caravan of migrants moving toward the US the “October Surprise” Republicans need to scare their base into turning out?
Reading Time: 5 minutes The Trump administration’s contempt for international courts deepens American unilateralism and emboldens rogue action.
Reading Time: 8 minutes The Trump administration’s decision to block extending the temporary immigration status of hundreds of thousands of people living in the US threatens to turn lives upside down. The final decision on whether the administration’s orders stand is currently being fought in the courts and Congress.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Fighting for free and fair elections is not sexy, and those who champion democracy often go unsung. But we know that you care about it, and that’s why we’re focusing so heavily on the integrity of the upcoming elections.
Reading Time: 14 minutes Brett Kavanaugh has devoted his career to fighting regulation on corporations — while his father has helped corporations limit industry liability in a huge looming cancer case affecting millions of women, babies, and others.
Reading Time: 10 minutes EU migration policy is turning deadly. People seeking to reach Europe are drowning at its doorstep or caught in the crossfire of Libya’s civil war.
Reading Time: 3 minutes GOP-elected representatives from red states like North Carolina and Texas have been consistent in denying climate change and denying needed funds to other states hit by devastating hurricanes. But when the big storm comes to their door, their hypocrisy is revealed — and it may cost them dearly.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Voter suppression laws appear as wolves in sheeps’ clothing — cost-saving, preventing in-person voter fraud, securing elections. They’re never cast as what they really are — ugly manifestations of racism.
Reading Time: 3 minutes We think Rand Paul deserves his very own brand of politics.