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Why the Perfect Red-State Democrat Lost

by Alec MacGillis Taylor Sappington heard the call like so many other Democrats in the year after Nov. 8, 2016. He had seen Donald Trump coming, homing in on his little town of Nelsonville, Ohio, in the state’s impoverished Appalachian southeast. The town of 5,300 people had voted...
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Chicago City Council Members Seek Hearing on Psychiatric Hospital

by Duaa Eldeib Two Chicago City Council members Wednesday called for a hearing to look into reports that children at a psychiatric hospital were physically and sexually abused, including those in state care. Alderman Ed Burke, the powerful chairman of the council’s Finance Committee, and Alderman Margaret Laurino,...
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