Atlanta’s Outgoing Mayor Kasim Reed Talks Elections, Black Power and Hurt Feelings

Last week, the city of Atlanta elected Keisha Lance Bottoms and continued its over-40-year streak of electing African-American mayors to lead the city. Bottoms’ defeat of Mary Norwood, a 65-year-old white woman who was suspected of being a Donald Trump-supporting Republican, elicited more hot takes than an NFL pregame…

Cleveland Finds Out This Week if It Made History by Electing 1st Muslim to City Council

It is strange to still hear about political “firsts” in 2017. The immediate reaction is often, “How did it take this long for [fill-in-the-blank] to happen?” Last month’s elections created about half-a-dozen significant political firsts in municipal and statewide elections that ranged from totally unexpected to “Wait, …

Former Felons Voted in Tuesday’s Elections and Republicans Are Big Mad

If you noticed a change in the climate at the polls, specifically in the atmospheric pressure due to moisture in the air, it might be because of the meteorological phenomenon known to research scientists as Blubberus caucasianus, more commonly referred to as “white tears.” Lost in the hullabaloo surrounding Democratic…