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Which states make for the best draft picks, now through November?
How will ECONOMICS affect the elections?
It’s been 10 years since the Great Recession, “America First” is everywhere, and the U.S. debt continues to grow…
States of Vulnerability (photos)
by Wes Moore On the day the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 25,000 points for the first time in history, a…
The Great Recession: Ten Years Later
In May 2008, the United States was already months into the Great Recession, although most Americans weren't yet feeling…
Detailed New National Maps Show How Neighborhoods Shape Children for Life
Some places lift children out of poverty. Others trap them there. Now cities are trying to do something about the…
Opinion | How is this a victory for America?
President Trump’s speech on Tuesday at the United Nations was an intelligent — at times eloquent — presentation of his…
U.S. Approval Worldwide, especially among Key Allies
Most still want the U.S. as top global power, but see China on the rise America's global image plummeted following the…
Will climate change play a role?
Hurricanes hit numerous states, flooding affected more, and citizens are figuring out ways to pay for billion-dollar disaster events…
Megadisasters devastated America in 2017. And they’re only going to get worse.
It’s official: 2017 was the costliest year on record for natural disasters in the United States, with a price tag of at…
‘We’re moving to higher ground’: America’s era of climate mass migration is here
By the end of this century, sea level rises alone could displace 13m people. Many states will have to grapple with…
Is it a historic year for WOMEN candidates?
Women secured top positions around the country, the #metoo movement exploded, and many made major gains for gender parity on the campaign trail…
1992 was supposed to be the “year of the woman”. But history doesn’t repeat itself, it rhymes.
Women still make up less than a fifth of Congress and fill just six governor’s chairs, but those numbers are almost certain to go up.
After primary season, there are 12 new female nominees for governor, in addition to four incumbents seeking re-election.
Plus, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) appointed a woman as president for the first time in its 226 year history, the CIA is now run by its first female director, and Fox News got its first female CEO this year.
The year of the woman candidate offers voters a series of 'firsts'
With the final primaries of the 2018 midterms in the books, all eyes are on the high-stakes November general election…
The 2018 midterm election could see the largest gender gap in decades
With more women running than ever, the 2018 midterms have the largest voting gender gap on record, with Democrats…
Number of women leaders around the world has grown, but they're still a small group | Pew Research
As nations around the world celebrate International Women's Day, the number of countries that have had a female leader…
What about TEACHERS? And STUDENTS?!
Teachers walked out to protest state policies, students got active on issues like gun laws, and everyone seems to be taking notes…
Teacher Walkouts: A State By State Guide
It's been nine weeks since teachers in West Virginia walked out of their classrooms to protest low wages and rising…
Which states might experience the next wave of teacher strikes?
Tens of thousands of public school teachers have been involved in teacher strikes and protests spanning four states in…
March for Our Lives: Maps of the More Than 800 Protests
More than 800 protests for stricter gun laws are planned for Saturday in the United States and in countries around the…
What Makes #NeverAgain Different?
The protests calling for stricter gun control measures come on the heels of other youth movements, but the momentum…
Americans have more guns per person (and more mass shooters) than any other country in the world: What can this teach…
It’s another season of viral videos: The internet has given upstart candidates a new avenue to viability…
It’s no coincidence that others are wading into politics too…
Even old-school Major League Baseball decided to make a political statement this postseason!
“Let the kids play” applies to the many young candidates running for office this season!
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So You Think You Can Vote? - WE THE VOTERS films
Can you define the three branches of the United States government? Do you know the origins of our two political…
if you want relevant voting data, check out:
CIRCLE “ Why Youth Don’t Vote — Differences by Race and Education
Many efforts to increase youth voting focus on getting young people registered. That’s a crucial component to driving…
“Representing US” — explore differences by district
The characteristics of U.S. House districts vary widely from coast to coast and even within states. Our nonpartisan…
if you want a personal-politics quiz, check out:
Political Typology Quiz | Pew Research Center
Are you a Core Conservative? A Solid Liberal? Or somewhere in between? Take our quiz to find out which one of our…
if you want to make predictions, check out:
DIY Congress — Can you predict who will win the 2018 midterms?
Can you predict the winner? Flip seats to change the balance of power in the House and Senate.
if you want a one-stop-shop for all your candidates, check out:
Your ballot, explained.
Every candidate and measure, explained! Know what you’re voting for by researching every race and referendum on the…
Should U.S. territories be allowed to vote?
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