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Wisconsin holds its primary election in the middle of a pandemic

Wisconsin on Tuesday is holding its primary in the middle of a pandemic. Republicans who have insisted on holding the election on schedule won two legal battles Monday, as the state Supreme Court blocked Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ bid to delay it until June and the US Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s ruling that…MORE

Mayors take lead in states where governors fight stringent stay-at-home orders

Steve Benjamin, the Democratic mayor of Columbia, South Carolina, was fed up as he waited for his state’s Republican governor to follow in the footsteps of states up and down the East Coast and issue a statewide stay-at-home order. After Gov. Henry McMaster defended his decision to abstain from taking the statewide step, Benjamin —…MORE

Why public approval of Trump’s coronavirus response may not save him in November

There’s a potential political time bomb ticking for President Donald Trump in the public reaction to his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Polls now consistently show that almost exactly half of Americans approve of how Trump is handling the outbreak. That’s a strikingly solid showing for him given the enormous toll on American life and…MORE