Jan 6, 2023
How We Keep the Dagger Out of Democracy’s Heart | OpinionLast month, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Moore v. Harper to decide the validity of a dangerous interpretation of constitutional law known as the independent state legislative theory (ISLT). If the court...
Dec 30, 2022
Democrats made historic gains at the state level. Can they build on them?Democrats’ wins in the Michigan, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania state legislatures are fragile. Democrats had good results in the November midterm elections, but particularly so in state capitols. Whether they...
Nov 18, 2022
Why the Democrats’ biggest wins of the midterms weren’t in Washington DCBreaking Republican strangleholds over state capitols gives Democrats an advantage in the fight for voting, abortion and LGBTQ+ rights hile Democrats staved off a red wave in Washington during...
Nov 17, 2022
Democrats make history with state-level gains — and that could be crucial for democracyDemocrats won key victories in four crucial battleground states — and that’s even more important than you think. Republicans have dominated state-level politics for over a decade, holding a...
Nov 13, 2022
Why Pa. Democrats being inches from controlling the state House is significant — win or loseThe Democratic Party has netted at least 11 seats in the Pennsylvania House, with a caucus that ranges from leftist activists in Philly to a gun-toting budget hawk in...
Nov 12, 2022
Democrats surged to flip state legislatures, defying past GOP gainsAfter years of watching Republicans dominate in down-ballot races, Democrats turned the tables to their own advantage in the midterm elections, flipping some legislative chambers from GOP control and blocking efforts...
Nov 11, 2022
Democrats Are On The Brink Of A Historic State Legislative Election PerformanceThe last time a party in the White House retained all of its state legislative majorities in a midterm year was 1934. Democrats may do that and more. Republicans... Read More
Nov 11, 2022
How abortion and investment propelled Democrats to turn the tide in state legislaturesDemocrats, campaigning partly on abortion, outperformed expectations and could flip up to four chambers in battleground state house races where they’ve spent years playing defense. Democrats defied significant headwinds... Read More
Nov 10, 2022
Democrats See Policy Shift with Gains in State LegislaturesDemocrats gained enough strength in state legislatures to start plotting policy changes on abortion, the environment, voting, education, and more when their new members are sworn in next year.... Read More
Nov 10, 2022
Democrats make quiet history with state-level gainsOverlooked amid frantic punditry about the “red ripple” in Congress: Democrats quietly won and defended majorities in state legislatures across the country, weakening GOP power on issues at the... Read More
Nov 9, 2022
Democrats outperform expectations in state legislatures around the countryOn a night of many surprising successes for Democrats, one of the biggest shocks was the party’s overperformance in state legislative races. Two years after underperforming in state legislatures,... Read More