The successes of 2016 presidential candidates like Bernie Sanders, Ben Carson, and Donald Trump at raising money from small donors over the internet has obscured a broader trend: small donors are actually less important to campaigns than before internet fundraising became popular.
For the first time in 3 years, the estimated 600,000 Texans who do not have an ID accepted under the state’s strictest-in-the-nation photo ID law will be able to vote, but the state’s effort to spread the word has gotten off to a dismaying start.
We're at no risk of losing decades of progress. Crime rates nationwide currently stand at or near lows not seen since the 1960s. There have been some local increases, but it would be a mistake to overstate this change or overreact to it.