Election day is still weeks away, but a staggering 17.1 million voters have already cast their ballots either by mail or in person, according to data collected by Michael McDonald, a professor at the University of Florida who closely tracks voter turnout.
- Threat of Devastating Hurricane Laura Highlights a GOP With ‘Absolutely No Plan to Deal With the Climate Crisis’August 28, 2020
While the Democratic Party platform has been criticized for not being bold enough, Republicans have been harshly panned for having "absolutely no plan to deal with the climate crisis."
- July 8, 2020
The effort comes as voter registration efforts, both in Texas and around the US have effectively stalled just months before the presidential election.
- June 11, 2020
Advocacy organizations have sued the Trump administration to stop a 16-year-old boy from being summarily sent back to Honduras after he crossed into the U.S. last week to join his father. It’s the first challenge to the Trump administration’s policy of mass expulsions of border-crossers, under which nearly 45,000 migrants — including 2,000 children — have been pushed out of the U.S.
- September 12, 2017The agency says it will still be able to respond to natural disasters, like Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
- September 11, 2017Hurricane Harvey has upended lives and left enormous property damage — and raises deep questions about America’s economic system and politics.