Saturday, December 7, 2019

Tag: midterm elections

Confronting the great American myth

The founders of the United States have the society they wanted—one that keeps people like them in power.

How this year’s struggles set us up for a bold, hopeful...

We begin the new year with greater resolve and tools to safeguard our democracy.

How Tammy Baldwin, target of $14 million in outside spending, sent...

Her campaign made few stumbles, concentrated on the concerns of working families, defined the candidate and her opponent early, and spoke to voters in rural and urban Wisconsin, providing a blueprint for 2020 candidates.

Ranked-choice voting flips House seat in Maine

"A victory not just for Democratic challenger Jared Golden, but voters who demand a fair and representative process."

From disappointment to hope: The US midterms show Progressives’ growing strength

All in all, the results of these midterms show that progressive ideas are gaining ground with American voters, even in unexpected places.

Trump says Republicans lost at midterms because people put on disguises...

"If you buy a box of cereal - you have a voter ID."

Kyrsten Sinema flips Senate seat in Arizona in historic win

"As long as I've served Arizona, I've worked to help others see our common humanity and find common ground. That's the same approach I'll take to representing our great state in the Senate, where I'll be an independent voice for all Arizonans."

6 women of color who campaigned for Congress on inequality and...

These trailblazers often drew from their own personal stories to connect with and win over the hearts of voters. Each is heading to Washington to advance a bold social and economic justice agenda, with a strong focus on reversing inequality.

Record number of women win in the House

In total, 117 women were elected during the 2018 midterm elections – 96 elected to the House, 12 to the Senate and 9 as governor – shattering records and increasing the number of women in power.

Democratic women outraise men among female donors – another record-breaking first

The 2018 election cycle largely shows increased participation by female donors to the benefit of Democratic candidates, both men and women.

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Malignant normality silently takes hold in America

The national media should free itself from this president’s constant demand for exposure and attention.

What’s wrong with the republicans?

Fruits of the twin roots of evil: Slavery and imperial expansion.
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Sweden provides free higher education, universal healthcare, free daycare — why can’t the U.S.?

In Sweden, healthcare costs are largely subsided by the state. Daycare and preschool programs are mostly free. College and university are free. Public transportation is subsidized for many users.

The bee is officially on the verge of extinction

With our own health and well-being directly linked to these insects, we have to make it a priority to ensure the bee population's survival.

Bernie Sanders tops new California poll—but you wouldn’t have known it by reading this...

In latest #BernieBlackout example, Sanders’ deputy campaign manager notes it took major newspaper “three paragraphs to mention who is leading.”