#WomensWave
Credit: Valerie Cumming
24 Jan
2019
Written by Valerie Cumming

#WomensWave »

On Saturday, January 19, over 100,000 women from across the United States flooded Washington, D.C. for the second anniversary of the original Read more…

The Science of Victory
Some scientists are getting more involved in politics. But they need help to be more effective.
19 Jul
2018
Written by Valerie Cumming

The Science of Victory »

Politics
172

Scientists and the regulators in the federal government often seem to be at odds with each other. President Trump, for example, has questioned the Read more…

Trump’s V.A. Nominee Withdraws
Entrance to a VA hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.
2 May
2018
Written by Valerie Cumming

Trump’s V.A. Nominee Withdraws »

Have you heard of Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson? You might remember him as the doctor who gave Trump a physical earlier this year Read more…

Politicians Chase the Youth Vote
20 Sep
2017
Written by Valerie Cumming

Politicians Chase the Youth Vote »

Have you ever participated in Kids Voting, or any other voting simulation? Do you know who you would have voted for in Read more…

States Face Redistricting Battles
Voting Sign Outside a Polling Place
24 Aug
2017
Written by Valerie Cumming

States Face Redistricting Battles »

Politics
143

Have you ever heard the term “gerrymandering”? What does it mean? Basically, each state is divided into legislative districts. Each district sends a Read more…

Political Activism and the Internet
A marcher holds a sign during the Women's March on Washington the day after the inauguration of Donald Trump in Washington, DC.
16 Feb
2017
Written by Valerie Cumming

Political Activism and the Internet »

Whether you love him or hate him, the election of Donald Trump to the presidency has stirred up a level of political activism Read more…

President (-elect) Trump’s Conflicts of Interest
A Trump bottle of water in the lobby of the Trump Tower.
30 Nov
2016
Written by Valerie Cumming

President (-elect) Trump’s Conflicts of Interest »

Donald Trump’s rise to the presidency has been unusual for many reasons. Now, the nation confronts an issue it has never faced before: Read more…

The 2016 Election: A Look Back
This combination of photos shows supporters of Hillary Clinton in Tempe, Ariz., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, and supporters of Donald Trump in Baton Rouge, La., on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016.
8 Nov
2016
Written by Valerie Cumming

The 2016 Election: A Look Back »

The 2016 presidential election season has been unprecedented in many ways. First and foremost, it marks the first time in U.S. history when a woman has been a major party’s candidate. It is also the first election to be heavily influenced by social media, and early voting has seen record-setting turnout. Below, we take a [...]
Wikileaks versus Hillary Clinton . . . Again
Top Clinton aide Huma Abedin walks ahead of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Friday, June 10, 2016, at Clinton's home in Washington.
2 Nov
2016
Written by Valerie Cumming

Wikileaks versus Hillary Clinton . . . Again »

Last Wednesday, the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks released its most recent round of hacked emails from the campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Read more…

U.S. Elections and the Peaceful Transition of Power
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures during a meeting on October 24, in St. Augustine, Florida.
26 Oct
2016
Written by Valerie Cumming

U.S. Elections and the Peaceful Transition of Power »

The third and final presidential debate took place on October 19 in Las Vegas, Nevada, between Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Read more…

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