What midterms mean for the climate movement

Last week’s losses by Democrats in the midterm elections definitely do not bode well for action on climate change — or for a range of progressive issues such as women’s and immigrant’s rights. Climate change denier James Inhofe (R-OK) will be replacing

Wolf wins, but state legislature stays solidly red

In what was an otherwise sobering night for Democrats, Pennsylvania businessman and former Secretary of Revenue Tom Wolf defeated incumbent Republican governor Tom Corbett with 54.9 percent of the vote. But Republicans strengthened their majorities in both houses of the Pennsylvania state

Why voter ID laws can strengthen our republic

Midterm elections are approaching and Swarthmore’s campus is alive with political conversation. One such conversation relates to the issue of voter identification laws: some Swarthmore students I’ve spoken to object to these laws on the assumption that they discriminate against poor and