In the first election in which Saudi women could both vote and campaign as candidates, women scooped up a total of seven municipal council seats.
Women in Saudi Arabia went to the polls this morning after it was confirmed earlier this year that they would finally be allowed to vote. Saudi Arabia is the last country in the world to extend voting rights to women.
In 1971, future law professor and opinion columnist Glenn Reynolds turned 11 years old, and the 26th Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18. Perhaps America was wrong. Perhaps, in addition to lowering the voting age, the 26th Amendment should have included a clause to…
Tonight, at the very rude time of 9 pm EST, Fox Business Network will take a break from its regular schedule of airing problems that appeal to 83-year-old gold hoarders and will instead air a debate between eight people who all think they’re auditioning to be a Fox Business News pundit. It’s the 783rd Republican…
America doesn’t ask much of you, besides 30% of your income, give or take, and a begrudging tolerance for Ken Burns documentaries. Except for one big thing.
Katy Perry, one of Hillary Clinton’s most vocal and fashion-forward supporters, is a registered voter in California. And, like most registered voters, she seemingly didn’t hit up her local ballot box during the 2014 midterms. Her manager wouldn’t confirm her registered address, but an LA County registrant confirmed to…
The Supreme Court begins its fall term today, and it’s already shaping up to be a doozy. Its docket includes public employee unions, affirmative action, the death penalty, and—oh, hell, why not?— probably abortion and birth control, too. While all of these are politically contentious issues with the potential to shape…
For the first time in history, two women have registered to vote in Saudi Arabia.
At an event for the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, President Obama called out Republicans for working to restrict voter access and called for an amended Voting Rights Act to protect disenfranchised groups.
Trevor Noah and some other people did a video called “Stand Ups For Yes” in support of marriage equality in Ireland for the country’s historic national vote on Friday.
Brendan Gleeson delivering a misogynist rant + Meryl Streep firmly whispering “ Never surrender. Never give up the fight” in a fake British accent + Carey Mulligan scurrying around and looking worried in early 20th century garb = we’re going to Suffragette for Jezebel Movie night!
Iowa junior Senator Joni Ernst, who rose to national prominence by working a record number of castration double entendres into an early campaign ad (Respect!), will be delivering the GOP's State of the Union rebuttal. This is fucking amazing news.
Poll after humorously pathetic poll this year has suggested that Congress is about as popular as a temporary but debilitating illness (it sucks, but it's fun to wake up in a hospital room full of flowers!). So why don't Americans just do the sensible thing and vote out incumbents? Because ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, that's why.
Only 37% of registered voters nationwide cast ballots in the 2014 elections, the lowest turnout in a national election, percentage-wise, since 1942, reports the New York Times. Meanwhile, in Oregon nearly 70% of registered voters turned in ballots. Voters there legalized marijuana and passed an Equal Rights Amendment.
Jon Stewart did not vote today in the 2014 midterm elections. The Daily Show host admitted in an interview Tuesday that he skipped out on exercising his constitutional right to vote this year due to a logistical snag.
Lena Dunham's official book tour t-shirt is a pink little number that reads "LENA <3 PLANNED PARENTHOOD" in that awesome '70s book club font (shout out Elizabeth Olsen and Teddy Blanks). Last night, in advance of the November election, Dunham embarked upon an Instagramming spree showing her famous friends wearing…
Caption this: Eva Longoria, actor, director, producer and activist speaks during the bus tour kickoff to support Leticia van de Putte for Lieutenant Governor on October 22, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas.
The general elections are right around the corner and several states' governor races are neck and neck, so, please — for the love of uteruses, poor people and LGBT rights everywhere — get yourself to a polling place (or make sure you're good to vote early) on November 4th.
It's important for a president to get out of D.C. and interact with normal, everyday people every now and then— even when those normal, everyday people happen to be Mike Jones, a Chicago early voter who heckled President Obama with "Mr. President, don't touch my girlfriend" when Obama happened to be placed next to…
In perhaps the loudest pro-voting ad in recent memory, Lil Jon, Lena Dunham, Ireland Baldwin, Natasha Lyonne, Darren Criss, and a slew of other celebrities explain what issues compel them to vote over the dulcet tones of "Turn Out For What." There is also pantsless dancing.