State and Local Elections

Former president Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on April 2, 2024.

Trump Has Now Lost to Biden in Wisconsin... Twice Trump Has Now Lost to Biden in Wisconsin... Twice

While Biden faced organized opposition in the Democratic primary, Trump did not. Yet Biden got more votes and a higher percentage of the total.

Apr 4, 2024 / John Nichols

Abolishing the “Ballot Line” Will Reshape Progressive Politics

Abolishing the “Ballot Line” Will Reshape Progressive Politics Abolishing the “Ballot Line” Will Reshape Progressive Politics

With the eradication of the unconstitutional ballot design, New Jersey ushers in a new era of electoral politics.

Apr 4, 2024 / no-paywall / Arvin Alaigh

South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem votes in Saigon, Aug. 30, 1959. At the time, Diem’s government enjoyed American political and military assistance, but by late 1963, he would be overthrown and assassinated, having lost U.S. support.

Will the US Move Toward “Demonstration Elections”? Will the US Move Toward “Demonstration Elections”?

If fascism—or even just an authoritarian regime—does happen here in November, it may look surprisingly familiar.

Apr 3, 2024 / Van Gosse

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. introduces California attorney Nicole Shanahan as his running mate for vice president during an event in Oakland, Calif.,on March 26, 2024.

Why Silicon Valley Reactionaries Love RFK Jr. Why Silicon Valley Reactionaries Love RFK Jr.

Kennedy’s newly picked running mate, Nicole Shanahan, reflects the necro-futurism of Big Tech.

Apr 1, 2024 / Jeet Heer

A meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Conroe Independent School District.

The Mama Bears of Montgomery County, Texas The Mama Bears of Montgomery County, Texas

In 2022, three conservative Christian women with no prior political experience were elected to a school board. Are they part of a larger movement to undermine public education?

Mar 22, 2024 / StudentNation / Yasmeen Khan

Democratic Socialists of America

“You’re Not a Socialist if You’re Not Fighting for the Palestinian People” “You’re Not a Socialist if You’re Not Fighting for the Palestinian People”

Nearly 300 members of the Young Democratic Socialists of America met for its winter conference earlier this month to discuss and debate the organization’s strategy ahead of the 20...

Mar 15, 2024 / StudentNation / Zurie Pope

National Guard patrol at a subway station in New York on March 6, 2024.

Why Are Armed Troops in NYC Subways? Why Are Armed Troops in NYC Subways?

Kathy Hochul made a grave miscalculation by further militarizing a city she doesn’t live in or understand.

Mar 14, 2024 / Ross Barkan

Voters Cast Ballots In The California Primary Election

California’s Primaries Bring Changes to Its Political Landscape California’s Primaries Bring Changes to Its Political Landscape

The presidential contest was a foregone conclusion. But local races will shake up the makeup of both Congress and politics within the state.

Mar 7, 2024 / Sasha Abramsky

Nebraska state capitol

Nebraska’s New Racist “Stand Your Ground” Law Puts Us All in Danger Nebraska’s New Racist “Stand Your Ground” Law Puts Us All in Danger

Politics / March 4, 2024 Nebraska’s New Racist “Stand Your Ground” Law Puts Us All in Danger A society of armed individuals carrying concealed weapons, who perceive strangers a…

Mar 4, 2024 / Megan Hunt

Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) left, looks on as Representative Katie Porter (D-Calif.) speaks during a televised debate for candidates in the senate race to succeed the late Senator Dianne Feinstein, Monday, January 22, 2024, in Los Angeles.

Adam Schiff’s Reverse Psychology Ad Campaign Adam Schiff’s Reverse Psychology Ad Campaign

In a bid to keep his Democratic rival Katie Porter out of the running, the California representative is touting Republican Steve Garvey’s conservative credentials.

Mar 1, 2024 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

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