WHAT'S HAPPENING

As we gear up to take back the House in 2018, read some of the latest news and blog posts that demand our attention and action.

Episode 4: Win With Women

April 26, 2018 3:37 pm

Brandy Brooks for Montgomery County Council At-Large in Maryland

April 24, 2018 9:37 pm

American Women’s Party is proud to announce our endorsement of Brandy Brooks for Montgomery County Council At-Large in Maryland. Brandy has a strong commitment to women’s rights, LGBT protections, gun sense measures, and voter enfranchisement. Brandy Brooks is running a…

Here’s How Trump Is Rigging Democracy at the Voting Booth

April 24, 2018 9:33 pm

Go to MotherJones for more info: Today we’re launching a new Mother Jones video series explaining everything you need to know about efforts to undermine voting in America. We’ve covered this territory for years. In 2012, Kevin Drum detailed the…

People Voted for Trump Because They Were Anxious, Not Poor

April 24, 2018 9:21 pm

By Olga Khazan For the past 18 months, many political scientists have been seized by one question: Less-educated whites were President Trump’s most enthusiastic supporters. But why, exactly? Was their vote some sort of cri de coeur about a changing…

Episode 3: ‘Amend The 2nd?

April 4, 2018 10:10 pm

Trump Administration Creates Census Crisis With Move to Suppress Immigrant Responses

March 27, 2018 4:51 pm

By Ari Berman for MotherJones The 2020 census will include a question about US citizenship for the first time since 1950, the Commerce Department announced Monday night. Civil rights groups say the question will massively depress responses from immigrants fearful…

Adding Citizenship Question Risks ‘Bad Count’ For 2020 Census, Experts Warn

March 27, 2018 4:45 pm

By Hansi Lo Wang for NPR Every decade, the U.S. Census Bureau asks some personal questions for the national headcount required by the constitution. But since 1960, one topic that hasn’t come up for all U.S. residents is citizenship. The…

Georgia GOP pushes elimination of Sunday voting to suppress black turnout. The proposal would also shorten voting hours in Atlanta.

March 20, 2018 8:48 pm

By Kira Lerner for ThinkProgress Georgia Republicans are advancing a bill through the state legislature that would suppress African-American turnout by eliminating Sunday voting and cutting the hours that polls are open in Atlanta. The bill, SB 363, would force…

Clear and Present Danger to U.S. Vote We are not doing enough to shore up states’ vulnerable voting technology.

March 20, 2018 8:45 pm

Lawrence Norden for Brennan Law Center for Jusctice The head of the National Security Agency and U.S. cyber command has told Congress that the White House hasn’t instructed him to block a Russian attack against U.S. election systems this fall.…

The Missing Obama Millions

March 16, 2018 7:57 pm

By SEAN McELWEE, JESSE H. RHODES, BRIAN F. SCHAFFNER and BERNARD L. FRAGA for NYTimes Much of the political commentary since the presidential election has focused on two groups of party switchers: those who voted for Barack Obama in 2012…

The Nancy Pelosi Problem: The first female speaker of the House has become the most effec­tive congressional leader of modern times—and, not coinciden­tally, the most vilified.

March 16, 2018 7:44 pm

By Peter Beinart for The Atlantic Last May, The Washington Post’s James Hohmann noted “an uncovered dynamic” that helped explain the GOP’s failure to repeal Obamacare. Three current Democratic House members had opposed the Affordable Care Act when it first…

Why Colleges Are Embracing the #NeverAgain Movement

March 11, 2018 2:30 am

By Laura McKenna for The Atlantic As high-school students around the country organize in support of stronger gun-control legislation in the wake of the Parkland shooting, many are finding that, at the very least, one thing they don’t have to…