Reform-minded prosecutors across the US notched victories against traditional law-and-order candidates by running on progressive platforms to reduce mass incarceration and tackle police misconduct.
In the United States, liberals and conservatives do not only differ politically. They also live separate lives in the physical world.
Virginia's stark political contradictions, reflecting centuries of racism and a new liberal majority, were on display when a blackface image was found recently on the governor's old yearbook page.
There are some good explanations for the mismatch between regional support for climate action and the areas where renewable energy is making the biggest inroads.