Lessons from the midterms: Count every vote

Republicans seem to have come up with a new strategy to win elections when gerrymandering and voter suppression aren’t doing the trick — just don’t count all of the votes. We’re seeing some of these arguments play out in Florida, Georgia, and Arizona. Americans are impatient to a fault. On any given Election Day, we […]

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Watch out, NRA: There’s new momentum in gun reform fight

Something is definitely different in the movement for stronger gun safety laws this time around. The impetus comes from the honest and heartfelt pain, anger, and eloquence of the teenagers of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 of their classmates and teachers were killed by an expelled student with an AR-15 […]

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Trump’s travel expenses hurt more than just our wallets

In one of his first interviews after being elected, Donald Trump tried to sound like the voice of benevolence when he told Lesley Stahl of CBS’ 60 Minutes that he would take only $1 of the $400,000 annual U.S. presidential salary. What a bargain for America, right? Except those savings of $399,999 are chump change […]

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