Poll: Only 58 percent of Americans oppose blackface

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s page in his 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook is displayed. The page includes a picture, at right, of a person… Read More

What would actually put more working-class people in office?

Freshman member of Congress Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 4. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) The 2018 election — and… Read More

Many Americans say they want politicians to compromise. But maybe they don’t.

President Trump, accompanied by Vice President Pence, obscured at left, meets in the Oval Office in 2017 with congressional leaders including, clockwise from center, Senate Majority… Read More

No wonder there’s a shutdown: New poll shows how much Republicans and Democrats really disagree on immigration

President Trump walks to Marine One on the 24th day of the partial government shutdown, the longest in U.S. history. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) This… Read More

How can the news media do a better job covering elections — in a way that won’t leave out voters?

Voters enter the Hamilton County Board of Elections on the first day of early voting on Oct. 10 in Cincinnati. (John Minchillo/AP) Imagine reading a narrative… Read More

A new poll shows the secret truth of 2018: Not much has changed in months

Demonstrators hold a protest outside the White House in October during the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Brett M. Kavanaugh. The protesters are urging people… Read More

New forecast: Democrats may gain control of 7 state legislative chambers

A man arrives to vote on Election Day in 2016 at Brooklyn Avenue Elementary School in Los Angeles. (AFP/Getty Images) Amid all the forecasts for… Read More

What comes next in the fight against partisan gerrymandering

Demonstrators rally with cutouts of congressional districts in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on March 28 before oral arguments in Benisek v. Lamone,… Read More

Why a far-right party with white supremacist roots is on the rise — in Sweden

On Sunday, voters went to the polls in Sweden. The result confirmed what the polls had forecast: a record high for the national populist Sweden… Read More

Democrats and Republicans used to agree about the n-word. Now they don’t.

Then-candidate Donald Trump and Omarosa Manigault Newman attend a church service in Detroit on Sept. 3, 2016. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters) Rumors swirl about possible tapes from… Read More