Celebrity politicians have instant name recognition. But unless they trump competitors in fundraising, and hit other check boxes, they aren’t any more likely to win than traditional politicians.
The runoff election for the Senate seat in Georgia has wider implications for the balance of power across the US.
Voter demographics and policy priorities are two recurrent, big issues on Election Day – but shifts in election administration and voting laws are new challenges influencing the midterms.
The murder of Ahmaud Arbery exemplifies the racial, often violent barriers still remaining in the US. The 25-year-old Black man was out for a jog. But three white men thought he was a criminal.
Three men who pursued a black jogger who died of a shotgun wound in the confrontation claim they were trying to conduct a citizen’s arrest.
When forester Benton MacKaye proposed building an Appalachian Trail 100 years ago, he was really thinking about preserving a larger region as a haven from industrial life.
The growing rift between Republicans and US businesses has widened in recent weeks over efforts to restrict voting across the country.
The Supreme Court recently dealt defeat to Florida in its 20-year legal battle with Georgia over river water. Other interstate water contests loom, but there are no sure winners in these lawsuits.
Usually, companies use this power to secure financial benefits for themselves, such as tax or regulation relief. But increasingly, they’re using it for social causes as well.
The myth has become a symbol of the traumatizing legacy of trans-Atlantic slavery. It also serves as a form of resistance and healing.
Geographers are documenting slave-built infrastructure, from railroads to ports, in use today. Such work could influence the reparations debate by showing how slavery still props up the US economy.
Georgia once had ‘the South’s most racist governor,’ a man endorsed by the KKK. Now its senators are a Black pastor and a Jewish son of immigrants. A scholar of minority voters explains what happened.
Lawmakers are unlikely to grant Puerto Rico’s request for admission into the Union – unless, perhaps, the Democrats win both Senate seats in Georgia’s Jan. 5 runoff election.
Clergy often possess the rhetorical skills and community ties that can launch political careers. Yet traditionally, few have held elective office. Could that be starting to change?
A set of efforts that registered 800,000 new voters since 2018 may have been the key to Georgia turning blue in a presidential election for the first time since 1992.
Yes, Trump doesn’t like to lose. But his obstruction of the presidential election result has another goal: galvanising his base for the Senate runoff elections in Georgia in January.
No other state in the South has had such large urban and suburban population growth since 2000.
What did this year’s election maps rightly or wrongly tell us?
Were GOP incumbents able to rely on their rural supporters to fend off Democrats’ growing strength in the suburbs?
How Georgia found its way past write-in votes cast by dead voters, spiked drinks served to lawmakers, changed locks on the executive office and a gun-toting man claiming to be the governor.