The morning after the election of Donald J. Trump, Kirsten Gillibrand woke up and began crying. “Bawling,” she corrected herself. After spending the next two months “deeply depressed,” the junior senator
The media unintentionally perpetuates male candidates’ advantages because they look and sound like candidates who have won in the past. And—shocker—they’re usually men. Conventional wisdom among political
WSJ analysis of senior staff of best-polling Democratic candidates shows wide swings of race, gender among staffs The majority of senior aides and advisers on the top-tier Democratic presidential campaigns
The recent fusillade of anti-abortion bills is the direct result of decades of Republican scheming—and Democratic neglect. “I can assure you that $100,000 in Alabama in 2018 would’ve gone so far,” says
The proposal would levy fines on businesses who don't prove that their pay practices are fair. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) on Monday unveiled the second major proposal of her presidential campaign: comprehensive
In Nevada’s legislature, women outnumber the men — a first in the nation. Carson City may never be the same.
CARSON CITY, Nev. — She didn’t plan to say it. Yvanna Cancela, a newly elected Democrat in the Nevada Senate, didn’t want to “sound crass.” But when a Republican colleague defended a century-old law requiring
There are already six women running for president in 2020, an unprecedented number, and two of them — Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Kamala Harris (Calif.) — routinely poll in the top five among the
Finally, the U.S. has a real shot at passing paid family leave, but pie-in-the sky ideas are taking up all the oxygen. The U.S. is creeping closer to an actual paid family leave law, perhaps finally catching
In 2013, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg urged women to “lean in” to their power and break through that pesky glass ceiling. Predictably — and correctly — feminists argued that “leaning
CRESTON, Iowa — Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York had a request: Before anyone mocked her claim that she was the Democratic presidential candidate best positioned to take on President Trump, at least
TIPTON, Iowa (AP) — Iowa voters sent a record number of women to the Legislature during last year's midterms. Women won two of the state's most competitive U.S. House races, and a woman was elected governor
Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris received standing ovations from the audience at a forum on Wednesday dedicated to women of color — clearly emerging as favored candidates among some in an increasingly
storybench.org - Alex Frandsen is a fourth-year journalism major and sociology minor. His primary interests include politics, pop culture, and social issues, and he is big into using data to explore them all. Aleszu Bajak is Storybench’s editor. He is also graduate programs manager at Northeastern University’s School of Journalism, where he teaches courses and runs research on digital journalism, data reporting and new media. His writing has appeared in The Washington Post, M.I.T. Technology Review and Nature.