Both of the last two Republican presidents—Bush and Trump-- have lost the popular vote, and yet each nominated two Supreme Court justices, who have been confirmed by the votes of senators who represent a minority of the American people. The confirmation of a fifth justice in this way will create a solid majority on the court, which can then unwind the legal framework that a majority of Americans still supports.
- August 26, 2020One hundred years ago this month, the 19th Amendment was ratified. But American women’s battle for the ballot and representation in government began long before that day in August — and continues, even to this day.
- April 12, 2017A group of employees at the corporate tech giant have waged a public campaign against CEO Ginni Rometty after she pledged to collaborate with Trump. Sarah Jaffe spoke with one of the organizers.
- March 27, 2017A constitutional convention, something thought impossible not long ago, is looking increasingly likely.