Grassroots organizing gets results but there is a huge amount of work yet to be done to ensure a fair, representative democracy with an engaged and empowered electorate.
US midterm elections
Electoral politics is still basically about aggregating people, not dividing them -- which the Democratic establishment does in a freakily similar way to what they accuse Trump of.
There's reason to celebrate the new faces, new voices and new perspectives arriving in the U.S. House of Representatives. Finally, the U.S. government begins to resemble the people it governs.
Amid white nationalism linked to the presidency of Donald Trump, the 2018 midterm elections are ushering in a slate of elected officials representing the country's diversity more than ever before.
David J. Climenhaga
Republicans mostly hitched their wagons to Donald Trump's dark star in the U.S. mid-term elections, and notwithstanding passage of control of the House to the Democrats it has worked well for them.
Who will come out to vote -- and, critically, who will be denied the right to vote -- in the next U.S. midterm elections?
In rejigging NAFTA, Trump seems to have delivered on one of his main pledges, which no one anticipated.