politics

09 Oct 2019

Things Do Not Look Good for Mike Pence If Trump Is Impeached

With Donald Trump’s impeachment all but certain, and the possibility of his subsequent conviction in the Senate growing a little less remote every day, it’s worth looking at what might happen if he does indeed leave the White House for good, rage-tweeting during Fox and Friends from Mar-a-Lago forever. Pretty

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12 Sep 2019

Voodoo as a Means of Political Resistance

by Willem Frankfort I’ve been an activist for a long time, since my mother led me by the hand to Free Mandela rallies. I’m pretty sure that my first words were probably condemning Ronald Reagan. I marched repeatedly; against two wars, against the one percent with Occupy Wall Street at

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10 Sep 2019

How to Talk to Your Centrist Parents

By Ryan Dennis I ring home once a week. The structure of these calls follows a predictable pattern: starting with family gossip, then whatever they did that week, then sports, then weather, then politics. My parents are Democrats in an upstate county that registers two-to-one Republican. Complaining about Trump on

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19 Feb 2019

Let’s Get Civical Is The Podcast That’s Equal Parts Civics Class and Comedy Show

I bet you think you’re pretty well educated about politics. You can probably name most of the Dems who’ve already announced they’re running in 2020 but can you explain what gerrymandering is? What about ‘cloture’? Or ‘quorum’? Politics is more than just the names on the ballot. It’s also the

Joe DeLong - NYC Editor 0
12 Feb 2019

Young Politicians of Color You Should Get To Know

By Arbed Marie Cancel We can all agree that under this current Trump administration a lot of unfortunate truths have come to light. The increase of hate crimes and racial attacks, for one, are notable factors in today’s America. These issues have sparked more intrigue in politics for average Americans

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15 Jan 2019

Water For Grassroots Is Helping Turn Red States Blue

It’s safe to say that the midterms brought out a lot of first-timers. First-time voters and first-time candidates. Whether it was because of Trump, #metoo or any of the other multitude of reasons, the political novices were motivated and ready. Many of these first-time candidates were backed by small, local

Joe DeLong - NYC Editor 0
17 Dec 2018

This Organization Teaches Women How To Run For Office And How To Win

We’ve all imagined that if we were politicians things would be different, right? They’d be better. But, let’s be honest, do you know how to get on the ballot? How to raise money? How to draft legislation? There’s a reason why so many politicians hold the same office for years.

Joe DeLong - NYC Editor 0
19 Oct 2018

Despite Dept. of Elections Bungling Things, Here’s Our Endorsements for Judges

First off, as the staff writer who puts these guides together, I’d like to apologize for completely missing these since I usually keep an eye out for judges. To be fair, though, the California Secretary of State’s office and San Francisco Department of Elections didn’t exactly make this specific part

Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco) 0