Women are winning their primary elections at a historic pace

Twenty-six years after the media first appraised an election season as the “Year of the Woman in Politics,” a familiar feeling is stirring on the campaign trail. Women make up more than 40 percent of Democratic House candidates to win their party’s nomination so far…

Cynthia Nixon is already winning

A year ago, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said he was opposed to recreational marijuana, calling it a “gateway drug.” Last month, he was singing a different tune. “You have states that have legalized it now,” he said. “It is no longer a question…

Justice for Gavin Grimm: Federal court rules school engaged in illegal transgender discrimination

It’s been almost a year since Gavin Grimm graduated from the Gloucester County School District in Virginia, but a court has finally granted him justice. Though he was forbidden from using the boys’ restroom up until he received his diploma, a federal judge ruled Tuesday…

Third white supremacist found guilty of beating black man during Charlottesville protest

One at a time, the white supremacists filmed last year battering a black man in a parking garage in Charlottesville, Virginia, are learning that they will be facing significant jail time. Following a series of guilty verdicts over the past few weeks, a judge on…

State-by-State Estimated Premium Increases due to Individual Mandate Repeal and Short-Term Plan Rule

Last year, as part of the tax law, Congress eliminated the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate penalty. Given the mandate’s important role in encouraging healthier people to enroll in the marketplaces, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that, in 2019, this will increase average premiums…

Following affair with mother-in-law, white supremacist heads to jail

Last year, white supremacist Matthew Heimbach — one of the most prominent faces of the so-called “alt-right” — was riding high, and talking about potentially running for Indiana state legislature. Now, though, Heimbach has different plans in store. With his group and his marriage in…

Fox News defends reporting on conspiracy theory by calling Seth Rich a ‘hero’

Earlier this year, the family of former Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich sued Fox News for inflicting emotional distress when it reported a conspiracy theory that Rich had been murdered for leaking documents from the DNC to Wikileaks. In its response filed Tuesday, the…

Study: 7 MILLION People Die Every Year From Air Pollution

An estimated 7 million people face an early death each year from air pollution, according to a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO). Among those deaths, 21 percent are due to pneumonia, 20 percent are from strokes, 34 percent are caused by heart…