When Elizabeth Warren launched her 2012 Senate bid in Massachusetts, some Democrats there worried. Another woman had run two years earlier and failed miserably. But Warren ignored warnings that she would
Earlier this week Kamala Harris entered the 2020 presidential race. Her announcement was the expected conclusion to the will-she-won't-she conversation that has surrounded her since she was elected to
Just over a year ago, a writer named Kristen Roupenian published a short story in the New Yorker called “Cat Person.” It chronicled a brief, mediocre romance. At first, it was hard to say what made the
Joyce Cusack would love to see a woman as president in her lifetime. But she is not sure it should happen in 2020. “Are we ready in 2020? I really don’t think we are,” said Ms. Cusack, 75, a former Democratic
With the 116th Congress and its historic numbers of women now officially sworn into office, it's important to recall the second Year of the Woman is more than just an exciting time for representation.
On November 6, 125 women were elected to the House, Senate, and governorships. This week, they assume power. Here's what they plan on doing with it. First they marched. Then they ran. And then? They won—big.
Women lawmakers had to wait until 2011 to get a restroom off the floor of the House. On Thursday for the first time, there was a line to get in. The opening day of the 116th Congress was heavy with symbolism
It was a year of white male rage. Soraya Chemaly, the author of a book on anger, explains why. We’ve been hearing it since before the midterm elections in November: 2018 is the Year of the Woman. The for
More than a month after Election Day, a group of women is still going door to door in and around Atlanta looking for people who do not typically vote. They plan to continue at least until the State Legislature
This was supposed to be the year of the woman. But dozens of female political operatives say they weren’t invited to the party. Abby Livingston is Washington bureau chief for the Texas Tribune. EL PASO,
Republican women are irked that their male colleagues aren’t doing enough to fix the party’s problem with women. The already meager ranks of female House Republicans had just been further decimated in
Female candidates were some of the biggest winners in the 2018 midterms, but women have a long way to go before their success becomes unremarkable for how normal it is. Women led the Democratic takeover
The GOP is now actively holding back gender equality in Congress and beyond. An incredibly diverse group of women will show up for work in Congress next year. Native American women, Muslim women, African-American
It’s become something of a bleak election night ritual: assessing the exit polls and seeing that white women voters overwhelmingly threw their support behind conservative Republican male candidates. Again.
This is a special post-election edition of Gender Letter. Tell me what you think at email@example.com. A record 117 women won elections across the United States on Tuesday, flipping seats and taking
They made history Tuesday night. Women made history on Tuesday night, winning more seats in Congress than ever before. By press time, at least 92 had won in the House and 10 had won in the Senate (joining
The results of the 2018 midterm election ushered in one of the most diverse groups of politicians in American history, bringing in a wave of governors, senators and representatives who will break decades-
A surge of female candidates produced a record-breaking number of women elected to serve in the next Congress, shattering the prior record of 107 currently at the Capitol. While races are still being 103