States with low election turnout did little in 2023 to expand voting access
Eight states had turnout rates of below 50% when they were averaged between the last two national elections.
‘We’re just trying to live our lives’: DACA hits 11-year mark still mired in the courts
For more than two decades, Congress has tried and failed to pass immigration reform.
How have states been deciding abortion rights since Roe v. Wade was overturned? | Analysis
Four essential reads on what voters at the state level have been doing about abortion access.
Lauren Boebert is more dangerous than ever | Quentin Young
The bigoted, election-denying U.S. representative from Colorado was awarded a second term, and now her party’s in the majority.
Pa. U.S. Rep. Scott Perry among lawmakers on text chain about efforts to overturn 2020 election
Perry, the chair of the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus, was one of the most active correspondents on the text chain.
How old is too old to run for president? The answer isn’t cut and dried | Ray Landis
That decision should be based on how best to move the United States forward – not on the date on a birth certificate.
Three ways to restore public faith in our elections | Opinion
A healthy democracy requires trust in our institutions. Here's a path toward that.
Pa.’s Kelly joins House GOP in ousting Liz Cheney from leadership for rejecting Trump’s ‘big lie’
GOP lawmakers in a closed door meeting removed Cheney, R-Wyo., in a voice vote. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., introduced a resolution to strip Cheney of her post as conference chair, the No. 3 leadership job.
U.S. Senate panel advances Deb Haaland’s historic nomination to lead Interior Department
“Two hundred and thirty years after Washington called his first Cabinet meeting, it is long past time to give a Native American woman a seat on the Cabinet table,” U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said.
Starved for some good news? Listen to new Secretary of State Tony Blinken | Dick Polman
As Blinken said, “This is a critical moment for protecting and defending democracy, including right here at home.” There’s not a moment to lose.
Pa. Republicans stand by QAnon congresswoman as House votes to strip committee assignments
WASHINGTON — Eight out of nine of Pennsylvania’s Republican U.S. House members voted against removing Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments on Thursday night. According to an official House roll call, U.S. Reps. Dan Meuser, R-9th District; Scott Perry, R-10th District; Lloyd Smucker, R-11th District; Fred Keller, R-12th District; John Joyce, R-13th […]
The white supremacists who stormed U.S. Capitol are only the most visible product of racism | Opinion
Extremists like the Proud Boys are putting American white supremacy in the headlines today, just as the Ku Klux Klan did 50 years ago. But they are merely its most visible product.