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In times like these, it's more important than ever to understand how democracy operates and how our government makes decisions that affect our lives.

These webpages will provide tools for building that understanding.

  • Fact Watch fact-checking the statements made by politicians

  • News & Issues reports from credible news outlets

  • Civics 101 foundational documents and an interactive quiz

  • Speak Out! resources for engagement on campus and in the community

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Latest Articles

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What Happens to the Unemployed When the Checks Run Out

Millions face a steep and immediate drop in spending power when federal jobless benefits end this month, with a sharp rise in the poverty rate.

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Trump supporters protest outside Supreme Court

‘An Indelible Stain’: How the G.O.P. Tried to Topple a Pillar of Democracy

The Supreme Court repudiation of President Trump was also a blunt rebuke to Republican leaders who had put their interests ahead of the country’s.

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They're Among the World's Oldest Living Things. Climate Change Is Killing Them

California’s redwoods, sequoias and Joshua trees define the American West and nature’s resilience through the ages. Wildfires this year were their deadliest test.

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Maria Fernanda Madrigal Delgado

What Happens Next for DACA’s "Dreamers"

A judge ordered the Trump administration to reinstate protections for young immigrants brought to the country as children. But their status remains precarious.

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The Georgia runoffs, explained

To win two hotly contested Senate runoff races, Democrats in Georgia need a lot of things to go right.

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Inside the Fight to Win Latino Voters for the G.O.P.

For 10 years, Libre — an arm of the Koch family’s Americans for Prosperity — has been working to foster conservatism in Hispanic communities. They're going all-in on Georgia’s Senate runoffs.

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