Data Suggest That Gentrifying Neighborhoods Powered Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Victory

Data Suggest That Gentrifying Neighborhoods Powered Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Victory

When canvassers for the campaign of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reconvened in the Bronx last Tuesday evening, they swapped stories about what they’d seen. With no exit polling, anecdotes were all they had — but they were adding up to something that warranted optimism. The volunteers had fanned out across the district, focusing particularly on areas in Queens and the Bronx where […]

Abortion Rights Are in Serious Peril, But Women Just Won a Small Victory in Iowa

In a 5-2 decision Friday, Iowa’s Supreme Court ruled that a 2017 law requiring women to wait 72 hours before getting an abortion was unconstitutional—siding with the appellant, Planned Parenthood. The organization sued the state over the law last year, temporarily preventing it from taking effect.  The court’s decision is a big win for reproductive rights activists, during […]

Voting Rights Advocates Just Won a Big Victory in Court

A conservative legal group’s crusade to purge voter lists across the country hit a setback Friday when a federal judge in Florida ruled that Broward County was already adequately maintaining its voter file. In doing so, the judge rebuffed the group’s efforts to force the heavily Democratic county to implement procedures that voting rights advocates say could have resulted in eligible […]

Korea Breakthrough Talks Today: Victory For Sports Diplomacy

Korea Breakthrough Talks Today: Victory For Sports Diplomacy

North and South Korea held bilateral discussions today for the first time in two years. In addition to agreeing to North Korean participation in next month’s Olympic games, the two sides agreed to follow up with talks to relieve military tension on the peninsula. With the US out of the picture, is this the beginning […]

Tax bill: Trump victory as Senate backs tax overhaul

Tax bill: Trump victory as Senate backs tax overhaul

US senators have passed a sweeping tax cuts bill, paving the way for Donald Trump’s first big legislative victory. The package would mark the biggest tax overhaul since the 1980s. It was passed by 51 votes to 49, after a series of amendments in a marathon session. Democrats complained it only benefited the wealthy and […]