John Murawski | RealClearInvestigations/April 27th, 2021 As recently as last summer, few people outside academia had heard of critical race theory, whose central claim is that racism, not liberty, is the founding value and guiding vision of American society. Then, President Donald Trump issued an executive order last […]
Faith in numbers: Trump held steady among believers at the ballot – it was the nonreligious vote he lost in 2020
Ryan Burge, Eastern Illinois University For all the predictions and talk of a slump in support among evangelicals, it appears Donald Trump’s election loss was not at the hands of religious voters. As an analyst of religious data, I’ve been crunching data released in March 2021 that breaks […]
We bumped into Senator Chuck Schumer in Union Square today as he retail politicked his way through the Farmers Market. First impression: He’s shorter than you think. Second, I’m still pissed over what he and Kristen Gillibrand did to Al Franken.
Women are still less than one-third of Congress and state legislatures, even after two big election cycles
A Republican rebound drove overall gains in 2020, but women are still underrepresented at all legislative levels, according to a new analysis by Rutgers University’s Center for Women and Politics. Amanda Becker
The bill, which comes as a number of state legislatures push for new voting restrictions, faces steeper odds in the Senate. Barbara Rodriguez Originally published by The 19th House Democrats on Wednesday night approved a sweeping voting rights and government ethics bill that seeks to expand voting access […]
Joshua Holzer, Westminster College As the U.S. Senate proceeds with its business, split 50-50 between Republicans on one side and Democrats and independents on the other, lawmakers and the public at large are concerned about the future of the filibuster.
Jeb Barnes, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences So much for gridlock. President Joe Biden’s US$1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan is moving steadily through a series of crucial votes in the House and Senate. Its progress toward passage is part of a process known as “reconciliation,” […]
The special gifts I’ve arranged for special people. By Jim Hightower | December 16, 2020 Ho ho ho, wait till you hear about the gifts I gave to some of America’s power elites for Christmas. To each of our Congress critters, I sent my fondest wish that from now on […]
By Chris Krug | The Center Square/December 13th, 2020 (The Center Square) – The 538 electors within the Electoral College will cast their votes on Monday. This has historically been an uneventful, check-the-box moment in the process of electing a president. But in a year brimming with eventfulness, what […]
Jeff Inglis, The Conversation On Dec. 14, the members of the Electoral College will meet in state capitols across the country and cast their ballots for president and vice president. The expected vote total: 306 for Democrat Joe Biden and 232 for Republican Donald Trump. It will be […]