Politics

How to Reduce the Voting Gap

Evidence suggests that a significant part of the turnout problem is voting barriers.

Will Court Decision Against Voting Rights Advocates Shift Outcome in Georgia Senate Race?

On Tuesday, a Republican-appointed judge ruled that tens of thousands of new voter registrations—for mostly black and Latino voters—need not be processed before the November 4 election.

U.S. Supreme Court Could Decide Nation Status of Jerusalem

United States policy on the disputed city is illogical—for pragmatic reasons. The Supreme Court shouldn't interfere.

Wisconsin Referendums Designed to Rebuke Walker Will Appear on Election Day Ballots

While these ballot measures—calling for an increase in the minimum wage and for the state to accept federal funding to expand its Medicaid program—are non-binding, organizers hope that the results will reveal a clear preference of the electorate for both.

After Ferguson, 'Dear White People' Arrives Right On Time

Then again, any time would have been right. Systemic white privilege and the language of racism is an American tradition as old as the republic.

No Love for Obama as Election Day Approaches

He's getting it from the left and the right. How much does he deserve?

We Know College Feminists Care About Sexual Assault. But What About Abortion?

For many students attending schools in East and West Coast states, the legislative efforts to restrict abortion access commonly found in red states can seem quite distant from their own daily gender struggles.

When Guns Trample Speech, Do We Have a Democracy?

A speech by feminist Anita Sarkeesian was canceled by Utah State University because, even under the threat of a massacre, the state demands that guns cannot be prohibited in public spaces.

Chart: Values of Homes Owned by African Americans Take Outsized Hit Compared to Those Owned by Whites

Between 2010 and 2013, inflation-adjusted median home values fell by 4.6 percent for white households and 18.4 percent for African American households.

What Would Elections Be Like If Everyone Voted?

Campaigns spend an incredible amount of time, money and effort trying to get their people to the polls. What if that just wasn't an issue?

Did Austerity Abet the Ebola Crisis?

A conversation with Terry O'Sullivan, an expert in the dynamics of catastrophic disease outbreaks, on the high human cost of cutbacks to public-health funding.

Republicans Target Georgia Voter Registration Drive With Questionable Charges of Fraud

A recent study finds that if 60 percent of unregistered African Americans and other people of color in the Peach State registered to vote, their votes would likely be enough to sway statewide elections. So GOP leaders are pushing back.

Whether Lies or B.S., Netanyahu's Interviews Pose Special Challenges for Journalists

The storyline and most of the details of a tale told by the Israeli prime minister on American television were deliberately untrue.

Abortion Without Apology: A Prescription for Getting the Pro-Choice Groove Back

Only by reclaiming abortion as a fundamental right and normal part of health care can the pro-choice movement hope to win, writes Katha Pollitt in a lively new book.

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