Cyrus Krohn was once an internet pioneer and an online optimist who spent years helping Republicans win political campaigns, but now he’s warning that the web must be tamed before it destroys democracy.
America is going through a period of information chaos that will lead to real-world physical violence, and the only way out of this is to reassert the need for a rule-based system for public knowledge, the author of a new book argues.
Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn., said he will push the Democratic Party to elect the House leadership in 2022 by ranked-choice voting, and that he plans to make this reform central to his agenda going forward.
Facebook is set to decide Wednesday whether former President Trump will be allowed to return to the platform following his suspension in January.
A pair of Christian ministers have provoked a debate inside conservative white evangelical Christianity with a new book about reparations to African Americans for the injustices of slavery and systemic racism.
American politics is being held hostage, says a group of reformers with growing access to big-donor money who define their mission as trying to set it free.
There is rising unease among some conservatives about the increasing aggressiveness of Republicans in state legislatures to tighten election laws and erect obstacles to voting.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., has been the most outspoken Republican critic of former President Trump over the past few months because he believes that in the modern political age, open confrontation is the primary way political parties are steered in one direction or another.
“The experience that we all had in the Congress ... on Jan. 6, that strengthened my determination, our determination,” said Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-N.J. “I'm tired of playing defense. I'm tired of waiting for the next threat. We are now playing offense.”
Tech companies need to be transparent about how they are manipulating the spread of information, and held accountable to prevent public harms, author Peter Pomerantsev said on “The Long Game,” a Yahoo News podcast.
Some House Democrats hope to pass legislation this year that would give voters the option to list their choices in order of preference in future federal elections, a practice known as ranked-choice voting.
When a violent mob attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, it was their self-identification as Christians that struck at the heart of the Baptist leader and religious thinker Russell Moore and led to his decision to speak out against President Trump.
Matthew Sheffield, co-founder of the conservative website NewsBusters, now says most conservatives think journalism's purpose is to wage partisan political warfare, and that has created an ecosystem on the right where truth is increasingly irrelevant.
Journalist Eli Lake, an aggressive critic of the government’s handling of the investigation into Trump and Russia, said that while there was a “scandal” in how the FBI conducted parts of its investigation, there was not a “deep state conspiracy.”
A group of conservative thinkers started a new think tank called American Compass, which aims to move the Republican Party beyond clichés about Ronald Reagan's policies.
The handful of mistakes made by election officials this year do not represent a deeper problem and are not evidence of cheating, said one of the leading Republican authorities on elections for the past four decades. He added that President Trump’s rhetoric about the election is “perilous.”
President Trump’s suggestion that people vote twice could make voters vulnerable to being accused of a crime and lead to longer lines and confusion at the polls, said former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.
“When I ran for this office last year, I cited 22 specific cases of recent election fraud convictions,” said Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams, a Republican. “It does happen, but it doesn't happen on a widespread basis when it does happen. It typically happens in a small town.”
Regardless of what happens at the Democratic National Convention this week, Howard Dean said he has no doubt that Democrats will vote in high numbers this fall during the presidential election.
A top Democrat leading an antitrust investigation into the nation’s top technology companies said Wednesday his committee will release a report by the end of August with recommendations on legislation that Congress could pass into law as soon as next year.
Even before the pandemic made it likely that there will be a historic number of mail-in ballots in this fall’s election, UC Irvine professor Richard Hasen worried that if it were close, President Trump might declare victory before all votes were counted. That concern is now much greater for Hasen.
President Trump is hurting the electoral chances of Republicans in the fall elections, and likely even his own, by making false claims that voting by mail is not secure, said former Pennsylvania Gov. and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge.
Jack Goldsmith, who worked in the Justice Department under George W. Bush, says President Trump deserves to be impeached, but he’s critical of how the Democrats are going about it.
Stacey Abrams ran for governor of Georgia last year and lost, but she hasn’t put a lid on her ambition, telling Yahoo News that she still plans to run for president in the future, even though she passed on doing so in 2020.
“Covid-19 placed systemic problems in sharp relief … What was a raw deal before became, for many, untenable.”
“It’s now going to be a workers’ market, and they’re empowered. I think they are starting to flex their collective muscle.”
“The Great Resignation is not a mad dash away from the office; it’s the culmination of a long march toward freedom.”
“Everybody, particularly if they are young and have a low income, has more freedom to quit jobs they hate and hop to something else.”
“The boost we’ve seen over the last several months could be the result of more than a year’s worth of pent-up resignations.”