Republican lawmakers don’t want to fully implement a ballot initiative passed in November. One health-care advocate called it “trampling on … representative democracy.”
What began as an impasse over the border wall became a warning sign of creeping instability.
The civil-rights leader is now celebrated as a modern founding father, a celebration that gives those who oppose his policy agenda a claim to his legacy.
A federal judge held that the Trump administration’s desired change to the census violates the law, but the Supreme Court could review the decision.
With black votes in the balance in the Democratic primary, would-be candidates are already developing aggressive policies to target inequality.
In the history of Puerto Rico, the president’s name will be tied closely to the story of Hurricane Maria.
The epidemic is an integral part of the president’s anti-immigration rhetoric, but it otherwise hasn’t become an urgent part of his policy agenda.
Opponents fear that the end of state waivers won’t increase employment among low-income people—but will send deep poverty soaring.
After a federal judge in Texas declared the entire Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, the health law faces yet another trip through the courts, and more possibilities for destabilizing coverage.
An election marked by gerrymandering, allegations of voter suppression, and legislative power grabs highlights the electoral reality of the GOP.
Experts say mounting environmental pressures will make people sicker, and that the health-care system will play a major role in averting disaster.
Mike Espy’s defeat in Mississippi marks the end of a disappointing season for black candidates for statewide offices across the country. But for some it’s a turning point.
It's the blackest place in the country. But black candidates there, like Mike Espy, face systemic obstacles.
Democrat Stacey Abrams acknowledged that Republican Brian Kemp would become Georgia’s governor, but she promised to continue her fight against voter suppression.
Early data suggest that enthusiasm and increased turnout from communities of color were at least part of the reason the GOP lost Wisconsin’s governor’s mansion.
Losses in marquee races might lead the party to believe it can’t win elections with candidates like Andrew Gillum, Stacey Abrams, and Beto O’Rourke. But there’s more to the story.
The battle over Georgia’s gubernatorial race might not be over anytime soon.
America is undergoing the kind of slow erosion of democracy that the Voting Rights Act was intended to fight.
Andrew Gillum’s chances in the Florida governor’s race rest on expanding the electorate. If he wins, that expansion could change the country.
Georgia is one of the riskiest places in the country for black women to have a child. That fact could make the difference in the governor's race.