• Abortion, a decisive issue in the elections

    History teaches us that the party that controls the White House loses legislative seats in midterm elections. If anyone knows that lesson, it’s Barack Obama. In 2010, midway through his historic first term as the first African-American president, Republicans rode a “red wave,” winning 63 seats and regaining control...
  • California Democrats lean into abortion rights as ‘defining issue’

    When a draft Supreme Court ruling that would overturn the constitutional right to abortion leaked Monday night, Democratic leaders in California reacted swiftly with shock, grief and fury. It didn’t take long for the personal devastation to turn political. By Wednesday morning, Gov. Gavin Newsom, who is running for...