A Deep Dive Into the Widening Mortality Gap Across the Political Aisle

New research indicates politics may be a matter of life or death. A study published June 7 by the BMJ examined mortality rates and voting

Read More

New York’s proposed congressional map blasted by GOP, could have national impact

Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square contributor February 1st, 2022 (The Center Square) – New York Republicans are crying foul over a new Congressional map

Read More

Op-Ed: Critical race theory is about to face its day(s) in court

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 September banning the teaching of this “malign

Read More

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 down the 2020 U.S. presidential election results

Read More

I Met Chuck Schumer in Union Square, Talked the Filibuster and Joe Manchin

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.

Read More

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

Read More

House Democrats pass major legislation on voting rights and government ethics

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 and make campaign finance more transparent. The

Read More

Most US states don’t have a filibuster – nor do many democratic countries

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.

Read More

You May Have Missed

%d bloggers like this: