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.
The battle between Prairie View A&M and local election officials over early voting mirrors the struggle for voting rights over the past half century.
After the attack in Pittsburgh, Trump again expressed his inclination to meet violence with the machinery of a police state.
Massive purges of minority voters from state rolls will stain the 2018 elections. They won’t be the last.
Major disasters and challenging long-term weather conditions are weakening local governments, increasing racial and class inequality, and reducing trust in government.
The senator’s release of DNA-test results inadvertently validates the president’s taunts about her claimed Native American ancestry.
The man who once declared that a president and a party had no use for black people is now a pawn in a game dedicated to marginalizing those same people.
The Republican candidate and Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp denies charges that he is attempting to suppress African American turnout for political advantage—but advocates say barriers to the ballot help his cause all the same.
A new survey from The Atlantic and the Public Religion Research Institute finds that the past two years have eroded African American participation in politics and activism, even in a watershed election year for minorities.