Two years after the United States elected Donald Trump to the presidency—a wealthy reality TV star famously accused of assaulting multiple women, scamming his way into fortune, and whose campaign was built on racism and stoking the racial fear and resentment of white Americans—voters returned to the polls in record numbers, with record-breaking turnout from

In October 2016, AT&T announced its plans to acquire Time Warner for $85.4 billion. This hefty price tag reflected what was at the time a 35 percent premium on Time Warner’s stock price or, alternatively, 13 times Time Warner’s estimated earnings for 2016. This figure topped not just 21st Century Fox’s failed 2014 bid but

To Resist Tyranny, Look South

For the last two weeks, progressives have been glued to the confirmation hearings of a not-so-secret cabal bent on rolling back the gains of the Obama era. A Department of (In)Justice, a Department of Health that won’t guarantee health coverage, and a Department of Energy whose head won’t rule out cuts to energy efficiency and renewable

Voting opens in all U.S. states tomorrow morning, and the presidency, Congress, our courts, and our state houses are all on the line. But in North Carolina, where voters have been casting ballots since October 20, the election has already begun. Changing demographics, recently revoked Voter ID laws, and a robust organizing community have made

While states like Colorado or Virginia have recently drifted into the Democratic column due to changing demographics, New Hampshire remains one of the swingiest of swing states. This year is no exception. I have been canvassing southern New Hampshire, specifically Nashua, since late summer, and the state motto, “Live Free or Die,” rings true. I

Every presidential election, politicians tell us that this election is the most consequential ever. It is fair to be a bit cynical of this trope but it is an understandable and even noble exaggeration; elections matter and if hyping up an election as the most important ever increases political engagement, then God bless. However, this

Our generation has the most to lose or gain in this election. In a political climate marked by hyperbolic and hateful rhetoric from politicians, in which immigrants, women, and people of color have been consistently degraded and threatened, we know that it matters more than ever who writes the rules. But this election has focused

It often seems as if we live in an era of eroding democracy, and as we head into the final weeks of the 2016 election, many Americans appear dissatisfied with both major party nominees. However, democracy means more than pulling a lever once every four years. Direct democracy—everyday people making collective decisions about the issues

In a speech targeting millennials this week, Hillary Clinton sought to forge a partnership with young people and, above all, to get them to the polls in November. In the last few minutes of her half-hour speech, Clinton made a targeted pitch for voter registration, stating, “Go to iwillvote.com and register today. Register your friends.

In the 2012 election, millennials comprised 19 percent of the national electorate and had the lowest voter turnout rate (46 percent) of any age group. This trend was reflected on college campuses across the country, including the University of Georgia. According to a study conducted by Tufts, only 45 percent of the UGA student body voted in