Most people don't think about judicial elections until they find themselves staring at a group of unfamiliar names on the ballot. But judges are selected by voters in 39 states, whether in an initial election or a retention election after being appointed. Show More Summary
Illustration by Mark Hammermeister The 30-second TV spot is stark and brutal. First it shows the bespectacled face of candidate Louis Butler, then a grainy mug shot of an ex-con. "Louis Butler worked to put criminals on the street,"Show More Summary
Many states are holding judicial elections on November 4—races that have been marked by nasty attack ads and unprecedented amounts of partisan money. Here are some of the key contests to watch: North Carolina This year's election in the Tar Heel State will be the first in 10 years that won't have public financing at its core. Show More Summary
Terrorist sympathizer. Friend to criminals. Pedophile supporter. Nasty political ads using these innuendos may be familiar from the darkest corners of congressional and presidential politics—but these days they're used to bring down judges too. Show More Summary
Murkowski and Miller have now found common ground in next week's Senate race. (For complete 2014 midterm coverage, get your campaign fix on The Grid.)
Some reflections on the current state of the West.
After years of exile, "Governor Moonbeam" is coasting to reelection.
Lawmakers also contend that the EPA may be running afoul of the Anti-Lobbying Act in drive to regulate all waters with downstream connections.
"Homeland" and "How to Get Away With Murder" both feature queasy mentoring dynamics, but one's a lot more troubling
"He's giving this serious thought and moving forward," Jeb Bush's son told ABC's This Week. For complete 2014 midterm coverage, get your campaign fix on The Grid.)
Paper claims Kansas' tax cuts are working just fine -- any problems are the liberals' fault!
Over 1,700 people have signed the Change.org petition
Superstorm Sandy struck the Northeast two years ago this week, killing more than 150 people. It caused an estimated $65 billion worth of damage; more than 650,000 homes were damaged or destroyed. Sandy's powerful winds plus its sheer...Show More Summary
The "joke" costumes really get in the spirit of the holiday -- because they're horrifying
The finding is consistent with recent articles linking sea ice decline and extreme weather
"NYC is unlike anywhere else in the world," Swift says. Oh really? Because we wouldn't know it from your new song
Advocates and public health experts cite troubling similarities between the AIDS crisis and Ebola panic
We all saw the images of oil-coated birds and shorelines in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill. These were the most visible impacts of the catastrophe, but much of the oil that gushed from the busted Macondo wellhead 5,000 feet underwater never made it to the surface. Show More Summary
When do we get to talk seriously about misogyny and violence against women? A list of opportunities we should take