Politics

5 Midterm Victory Speeches from Leaders We're so Ready For

These victory speeches capture the energy and excitement sweeping the country—and serve as a teaser for what’s to come from these five newly elected champions. Read more »

What Just Happened?: The Year of the Woman 2.0

Last night was a powerful start to taking back the democratic process. Read more »

Kin in the Game: Social Change Can’t Just Be For “Families”

Journalists, aid organizations, and politicians rarely ask us to sympathize with people not categorized as “families.” Read more »

7 Congressional Races That Could Reshape the Country

Here’s the latest on seven key races to pay attention to today. Read more »

These Governors’ Races Can Turn the Tide

Every state deserves a governor invested in the people, and we hope the winners of these races do exactly that. Read more »

Native Women Activists Are Turning out the Vote in North Dakota

More than 7,900 Native voters could be disenfranchised by recent court rulings. Read more »

What Just Happened? : Far-Right Violence Isn’t a Fringe Reaction to Trump’s Dehumanizing Rhetoric—It’s the Whole Point

This isn’t about what just happened. This is about what keeps happening. Read more »

The Intimidation Game: Donald Trump and the GOP’s History of Voter Suppression

These laws are very deliberately crafted to target people of color, low-income people, and disabled people. Read more »

Fake Believe: How Bogus News Has Elevated Brazil’s Would-Be (and Might-Be) President

This weekend’s runoff election is likely to result in a far-right extremist leader. Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Edward Blum Wants to Kill Affirmative Action

Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard is basically a do-over of Fisher v. University of Texas with the prospect of going before a much more conservative Supreme Court. Read more »

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The Dramatic History of American Sex-Ed Films

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human... Read more »

Will Filming the Police Keep Us Safe?

There’s a cultural idea that having someone looking over our shoulder makes us behave better. From fake security cameras to Elf... Read more »

Sojourner Truth, Unveiled

The leaders of the [women's suffrage] movement trembled on seeing a tall, gaunt black woman in a gray dress and white turban,...

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Douchebag Decree: Anti-Choice Hidden Camera Edition

Tool-in-pimp's-clothing James O'Keefe's laughable costume and douchebag seduction methods have mostly discredited his conservative... Read more »