By James A. Barnes of CNN Politics
Is the GOP having a senior moment?
Surveys by CNN and other organizations show senior voters tilting decisively toward Democratic congressional candidates. That would dramatically reverse the recent pattern in midterm elections when the elderly provided a major boost to GOP candidates.
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By Katherine L. Milkman, professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
There’s still a long way to go and for working women, the news is often demoralizing.
We learn of case after case of gross workplace abuses brought to light by the “Me Too” movement. Among Fortune 500 CEOs, there are about as many women as there are men named John. Women still regularly face discrimination when applying for jobs and at work, continue to earn less than men and are even penalized romantically for career success.
Some new research, however, offers a much-needed dose of encouraging news: If women can overcome early career challenges and establish themselves as high performers, it seems they may actually reap more career rewards than their male peers, according to two recent research papers.
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By Elaina Plott, staff writer for The Atlantic, in Pacific Standard Magazine
Scientists predict Tangier Island could be uninhabitable within 25 years. This is the story of the people willing to go down with it—and why they’ve risked it all on Donald Trump to keep them afloat.
FiveThirtyEight’s weekly politics chat.
Today, we’re partnering with The Weekly Standard to explore a question that everyone seems to have an opinion on: To what extent does the Republican Party now belong to President Trump?
“Trump actually doesn’t have particularly high “strong” approval numbers. There are a lot of voters with lukewarm feelings toward him. And some sort of loyalty to the Republican Party was important in getting them to get out to vote in 2016.”
“Organized animosity toward Hillary Clinton, more than love of Trump. At least in November 2016.”
By John Cassidy in the New Yorker
So much for all the talk. The real question is: Will the White House and Republican leaders actually allow a potentially sensational set of hearings, with all the political risks that would entail, just weeks before the midterm elections in which they are already struggling mightily to attract women’s votes in key suburban districts?
Or will they decide to cut their losses and withdraw the Kavanaugh nomination? We’ll find out soon.