US Democrats close in on Senate majority | The Citizen

Joe Biden’s Democrats were just one seat away on Saturday from securing a remarkable midterm election result by retaining control of the US Senate. ‘Red wave’ Midterms traditionally deliver a rejection of the party in power and with inflation surging and Biden’s popularity in the doldrums, Republicans had been expecting to ride a mighty “red … Read more

These Are the 5 Closest Senate Races in the 2022 Midterm Elections

This article was originally published by Vogue. With the midterms less than a week away, there has never been a more crucial time to make sure you’re registered and make a plan to vote—whether it’s early or on Election Day. While the promise of Roevember looms large and there are plenty of exciting progressive candidates … Read more

What the Midterms Actually Are — And Why They Matter

Unlike state and local elections that happen every year, congressional midterm elections occur halfway through a president’s term and do not take place during general election years. For reference, the last midterm election occurred in 2018 during Donald Trump’s second year as president. There was no midterm election in 2020 as it was a general … Read more

Inside One of the Races That Will Decide Control of the Senate

Outside of a squat stucco house on the south side of Tucson, Senator Mark Kelly walks slowly toward a crowd of canvassers waiting to knock on doors in his name. He holds the arm of his wife, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head in a mass shooting in Tucson in 2011 … Read more

Senate to investigate growing trend of ‘school refusal’ after Covid pandemic classroom disruptions

The Senate will investigate the emerging trend of “school refusal” – a phenomenon experts say is linked to distress or separation anxiety and is on the rise since the lockdowns and classroom closures of the Covid pandemic. The announcement follows recent reporting by the Guardian on the trend, which has been identified by mental health … Read more

Why UF Students Like Me Don’t Want Ben Sasse As Our School President

The ubiquity of one question has basically defined my past two weeks as a student at the University of Florida (UF): “What were you doing when you found out the news?” I had just woken up from my weekly post-calculus session nap. After sticking the landing from my lofted dorm bed, I reached for my … Read more

Imagine If There Were More Young People in Office

There are roughly 270 young candidates — all under 45 — running for Congress in the 2022 midterms. They couldn’t come any sooner: A new analysis shows our Congress is one of the oldest on average in recent history. While there’s lots of value in having older, experienced lawmakers serve in these roles, it does … Read more

John Fetterman Is Here for the Memes — and for Pennsylvania

JF: That was an especially bad week for America’s least favorite TV doctor.  We’ve known for a while that Dr. Oz is a fraud, but the Washington Post’s reporting exposed Dr. Oz for who he is: a malicious scam artist. Dr. Oz spent decades lying to his viewers about miracle cures and treatments that were … Read more

What the Democratic Party Is Missing About Young Voters

Recent Democratic accomplishments are popular with young voters, with one of the major wins being student loan debt forgiveness. Two-thirds of surveyed voters support the Biden administration’s forgiveness plan, and 40% of voters say student debt forgiveness has made them more supportive overall of Biden and the Democratic Party. Among respondents, the most popular proposals … Read more

Republican Candidates Are Refusing to Commit to Accepting the Results of the Midterms

This article was originally published by Vanity Fair.  Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake refused to commit to accepting the 2022 election results on Sunday. When CNN host Dana Bash asked on Sunday’s State of the Union if Lake would accept the November election results, Kari Lake said, “I’m going to win the election, and … Read more