Evidence suggests that a significant part of the turnout problem is voting barriers.
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.
United States policy on the disputed city is illogical—for pragmatic reasons. The Supreme Court shouldn't interfere.
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.
It's not just North Carolina.
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.
He's getting it from the left and the right. How much does he deserve?
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.
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 WhitesOct 20, 2014
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.
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?
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.
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.
The storyline and most of the details of a tale told by the Israeli prime minister on American television were deliberately untrue.
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.