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by Julianne Hing on November 4 2014, 11:50AM
Organizers say federal inaction on immigration may mean that many Latinos stay home today.
by Julianne Hing on October 20 2014, 3:18PM
Latino voters may voice their frustration by staying home from the polls. Is this more than an election-season threat?
by Brentin Mock on November 1 2013, 5:23PM
It’s an off year for elections, but there are some important races you should be following.
by Brentin Mock on May 16 2013, 7:01AM
Tea party groups today claim non-partisanship, despite clear evidence otherwise, but it looks like the history of tax exempt status for non-profits wasn’t politically neutral to begin with.
by Julianne Hing on October 29 2010, 10:48AM
It’s been a tawdry election season. And here’s some compelling evidence.
Topics: 2010 Elections
by Michelle Chen on September 2 2010, 4:08PM
Few would doubt that racism and sexism are handled differently in politics and the media, but how, exactly?
by Michelle Chen on June 10 2010, 12:15PM
With the Tea Party making inroads in primaries across the country, you might think the rabid outbursts and vapid sloganeering are a peculiarly American phenomenon. But in fact, Thursday’s elections in the Netherlands show that the U.S. has no monopoly…
At a rally for immigration reform in Las Vegas, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid promised that Congress would start work on an overhaul when it returns from break today. The announcement came as a surprise, especially after other Democratic leaders…
by Michelle Chen on November 4 2009, 11:43PM
The reaction of many New Yorkers to Tuesday’s election results was probably something along the lines of, “eh.” Billionaire Michael Bloomberg predictably snared a third term as Mayor—hardly surprising, following his astronomical spending blitz and an unpopular (some say…
by Michelle Chen on July 25 2009, 6:15AM
The 2008 election brought remarkable voter turnout from communities of color. But while Obama’s candidacy may have spurred historically underrepresented groups to go to the polls in record numbers, the political clout of many of those communities was undercut…
by Michelle Chen on June 23 2009, 7:42PM
In a much-anticipated decision this week, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that thanks to the passage of the Voting Rights Act more than 40 years ago, “we are now a very different Nation.” The politically fraught case, Northwest Austin…
by Tammy Johnson on May 20 2009, 2:10PM
At 8:23 a.m. Tuesday, I was the eleventh person to vote at Santa Fe Elementary School in Oakland for California’s spring election. I wasn’t surprised. Special elections are notorious for low voter turn out. Twenty-three states, including Michigan, New Jersey,…
by Dom Apollon on April 29 2009, 10:56AM
As you may have heard, lawyers on opposing sides of a slew of critical civil rights cases have been arguing before the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court lately. Last week our nation’s closely-split high court heard what they call…
by Michelle Chen on April 9 2009, 2:38PM
Maybe Asian people would have an easier time participating in democracy if their names weren’t so darn tricky. That was the suggestion of one Texas legislator at a hearing on a proposed voter identification law. Though supporters argue that…