Election 2016

No Unsupervised Women Allowed

The person who moderates the presidential debates and the questions they ask matter. Read more »

Pop Life: McCarthyism, Donald Trump, and "Angels in America"

Roy Cohn was a McCarthy henchman—then he became Donald Trump’s lawyer and close friend. Read more »

Ding Dong: Anthony's Weiner Is His Own Damn Problem

People are eager to view Abedin’s husband’s infidelity as a strike against the Clinton campaign. Read more »

Donald Trump: Harasser in Chief

This feels less like an election and more like an ongoing harassment campaign.  Read more »

English-Only Ballots Disenfranchise Millions of Voters. Now, There's a New Tool for Translation.

VoterVox links up non-English-speaking voters with volunteer translators.  Read more »

Diseased Bag of Crumbling Bones or Presidential Candidate? The Concern Trolling of Hillary Clinton

Clinton is caught in the unwinnable trap of needing to avoid the appearance of being overemotional while also not looking cold, and it’s landed her square in the crosshairs of the conspiracy theory factory. Read more »

Eyes On the Prize: Donald Trump and the Need for Election Observers

If the Supreme Court and the DOJ won’t protect us, we’ll have to protect each other. Read more »

In the Weeds: How Marijuana Policy is Shaping the Election

What do Malia Obama, a Rogue River port-a-potty, the California Secretary of State, and the Drug Enforcement Administration all have in common? Read more »

#ImWithHer But I Don't Have to Love Her

Hillary Clinton is never gonna win my heart. But she is gonna win my vote. Read more »

The Politics of Framing Hillary Clinton as “The Best Mother in the World”

Clinton is foreign policy expert and seasoned politician—but it’s her role as a mom that Democrats pointed out over and over this week.  Read more »

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