On Tuesday, millions of California voters will fill out ballots to decide whether or not Gavin Newson will keep his job as the Governor of California. How exactly did this happen, and what does it mean?

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Gavin Newsom has been in front of the national response: apart from being the governor of the most populous state in the country, his restrictions were among the most stringent and unpopular. This was seen as incredibly hypocritical when pictures of Newsom, maskless and mingling, at a Napa Valley French restaurant spread like wildfire across the internet…


As Democrats grapple with increasingly stringent opposition in traditionally conservative states, Texas just passed its most restrictive abortion law, restricting procedures to pregnancies without a fetal heartbeat.

According to the National Institutes of Health, women, on average, find out about their pregnancies in between the fifth and sixth weeks of gestation. That means that many, and possibly even most, women would not know about their pregnancies by the deadline (presence of a fetal heartbeat) set by the Texas government. …


For the first time during his presidency, Joe Biden has an approval rating under fifty percent: according to recent averages, 48.9% of Americans disapprove of the President’s job performance. What exactly does it mean?

As the debacle in Afghanistan unfolds and the Biden administration deals with one of its first true foreign crises, added on to a growing number of coronavirus cases as schools open again, Americans seem to be reconsidering the high levels of approval the President has been receiving for the past seven months.

Why is it Happening Now?

While America’s messy withdrawal from Afghanistan, most notably resulting in the loss of twelve…


The Biden administration’s decision to pull troops out of Afghanistan after over a trillion dollars and 20 years of resources spent has had massive implications for the region: in what seems like barely any time, the Taliban has run into Kabul, forcing the President of Afghanistan out of the country. But what exactly does that mean for the international scene?

The images of dozens of people running to hold on to a soon-to-depart military airplane in Kabul will not likely be forgotten in the near future. Afghanistan’s rapid fall to the Taliban has huge ramifications for life within Afghanistan and…


Every 10 years, the United States government collects data on who, where, and how people live around the country. This year, the census presents a new challenge, pushing states to rush statutory deadlines to redistrict and reallocate seats within their legislatures.

It’s no secret that the United States will soon be a majority-minority country and that ethnicities are changing rapidly. However, this demographic shift has major implications for America’s political scene, both alleviating and raising concerns for various political groups.

1. No Census Has Been as Political as This One

During the Trump administration, the former President tried to use the census to permanently alter the balance of national power: by moving to not count millions of undocumented Americans, Trump aimed to create an older, Whiter, and likely more conservative voting base by which to allocate congressional…


In March, Andrew Cuomo was at the top of the political world, his response in New York was lauded by the Democrats as excellent, and many thought that he had a future in federal politics. However, since, almost a dozen women have come forward, accusing him of sexual harassment in the workplace, and a recent report by the Attorney General confirms their reports. What does it mean for his future in politics?

In a video statement later in the day, Cuomo denied the allegations, but the report did not stop New York lawmakers to call for him to step down. Indeed, he is now under more pressure to resign than ever, as Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi have now called for his resignation. On Wednesday morning, Marist College released its poll, revealing that almost sixty percent of New Yorkers wanted Cuomo to resign, and the same amount wanted the state legislature to proceed with impeachment if he refuses to do so. …


In recent months, Democrats and Republicans have been working on a major infrastructure bill, one which will likely define bipartisanship for the near future. What’s in it, and why does it matter?

Over the past decade, politics seems to have become more and more polarizing: gridlock has become far too common and happens to be the result of almost every controversial vote. However, after Joe Biden made his two-and-a-half trillion dollar proposal earlier this year, Republicans and Democrats are a few amendments away from voting on (and likely passing) a smaller, $1.2 …


Over the past week, the governor of the Lone Star state has threatened to have a number of legislators arrested and brought to the state house to vote on a bill that they left the state to protest. What made such drastic measures necessary, and why are Texas Democrats still fighting?

This past Monday, a majority of Texas House Democrats left the state on chartered planes to Dulles Airport in Washington in an effort to block the state’s Republicans from passing a new restrictive voting law. …


While ranked-choice voting has already been used in a number of municipalities and the state of Maine, it’s still a relatively untested system. This past week, however, it was tested in a new and much larger district: New York City.

After dealing with an accidental vote release, a number of nationally recognizable candidates, and attention from around the country, New York’s Democratic primary election, and likely its ultimate winner, was finally decided: Eric Adams, the Brooklyn Borough President, was chosen as the nominee.

What makes this election unique isn’t so much the candidates or the attention it received: it’s the way the candidates were elected. Ranked-choice voting (RCV) is slowly seeping its way into our modern election system.

So, New York’s Democratic Party tried it out, and despite the number of snafus…


Donald Trump’s biggest legacy hasn’t been in law, policy, or bureaucracy, despite all the changes he made through those avenues: it’s the three justices he appointed to give the conservatives a supermajority on the high court.

Under Chief Justice John Roberts, the Supreme Court has gone through a major change. After the Obama years, Donald Trump’s three appointed justices forced the conservatives into a supermajority, holding vast implications for cases concerning ObamaCare, abortion rights, voting rights, and other hot-button issues.

Attack on the Voting Rights Act

Since Roberts became chief justice, one of his main goals was to seek a restraint on government regulation in the…

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