For the African-American community, given all the obstacles, an uptick in turnout can be a victory in and of itself.
For many, this is the first midterm election they’ve voted in. And Initiative 71, which went on to pass with nearly 70 percent of the vote, is the reason.
They had hoped for a better night, but they're already thinking ahead to 2016.
In which Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton mingles with constituents and the verse is a bit searing.
Tar Heel progressives may not have loved their senator, but they worked hard to re-elect her—and thought they would.
In the 2014 midterms, the Democrats' economic agenda fared better than Democrats.
Half a billion dollars was spent on U.S. Senate races this year, making this cycle the most expensive midterm campaign ever.
But in Tennessee, an anti-abortion amendment to the state constitution could go to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The party's failure isn’t just the result of Republican negativity.
If Dems were drawing clearer distinctions about economic priorities, they could move public opinion their way.
He's certainly made it an issue. But progressives are divided on whether his gubernatorial bid could harm the Working Families Party.
Voters were looking for something new when they elected Michael Peroutka to run as a Republican for a seat on Maryland's Anne Arundel County Council. What they got was something very old—like ante bellum kind of old.
North Carolina is closing college polling places. Texas has a forbidding ID law. Ohio curtailed early voting. For African-American students, the obstacles are mounting.
The country is stuck but it is not stationary. Some things are changing—just not at the federal level.
The 'are you black enough?' question is perilously close to the racist one-drop rule of yore—whether called by blacks or whites.