Jon Hecht
Jon is a politics junkie living in Brooklyn. He talks too much with too many opinions, and sometimes even writes out those for you to read. He is having trouble spending waking moments not thinking about the election. There is usually a part of his brain thinking about polling averages in Ohio.

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The Women Leading The March For Science Prove The Future Under Trump Is Female

On Jan. 21, millions of people across not only the United States but the entire world took to the streets under the umbrella of the Women's March. The overwhelming success of the Women's March is livi...
By Jon Hecht

Trump Supporters Share Why They're Eternally Optimistic, Despite 100 Days Of Setbacks

Despite the most high-minded of predictions he would lose, Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election. He defied naysayers and statisticians in no small part because of the power of a motivated a...
By Jon Hecht

This Millennial Activist Believes Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Will Happen, Even Under Trump

A few years ago, it looked like the Republican party was starting to change its tune on criminal justice. After groups like Black Lives Matter brought the issue of policing into the mainstream, and th...
By Jon Hecht

These Republicans Believe Trump Can Help Stop Climate Change

Donald Trump didn't run for president with a promise of fixing climate change. In fact, before becoming president, Trump repeatedly denied the existence of climate change. During the election, he prom...
By Jon Hecht

Devin Nunes Steps Down From Russia Investigation

On Thursday, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Devin Nunes recused himself from the Russian election probe. This comes in reaction to the House Ethics Committee opening ...
By Jon Hecht

Democrats Have Filibustered Neil Gorsuch

Sticking to their pledge to do so, Senate Democrats on Thursday sustained a filibuster against Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch. The final vote to end debate (which requires 60 votes...
By Jon Hecht

North Carolina's New Pro-Choice Bill May Fix Its Worst Abortion Restrictions

In June of last year, the Supreme Court's Whole Women's Health v. Hellerstedt decision struck down Texas' House Bill 2 (HB 2). That legislation levied what reproductive rights advocates argued were bu...
By Jon Hecht

Fear Silences Undocumented Domestic Violence Victims

In February, an immigration enforcement case in El Paso earned the attention of domestic violence activists across the country. As the El Paso Times reported, an undocumented woman was detained by imm...
By Jon Hecht

Trump Blames Democrats For The AHCA Being Killed

After seven years of promising to repeal and replace Obamacare, along with Donald Trump's campaign claim he'd repeal Obamacare "on Day 1" in office, the Republican attempt to undo former President Oba...
By Jon Hecht

Donald Trump Should Have Taken His Own Advice

On Friday afternoon, the nascent Trump administration was dealt a body blow with the failure of its first major legislative goal, the Republican attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare. The bill ended...
By Jon Hecht

People Hate Trump's Budget Director Maternity Plan

Despite promises to repeal Obamacare, the American Health Care Act is massively unpopular, which is part of why President Trump's bill to replace the Affordable Care Act is likely going down in Congre...
By Jon Hecht

Obama's ACA Anniversary Statement Shows Why It's So Hard To Repeal

Thursday marks the seven year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama's signature health care law, passed in 2010. It also marks the day Republicans were expected to vote on whether to...
By Jon Hecht

Does Planned Parenthood Help Men? You Bet

In the midst of the many debates overs the merits and flaws of the American Health Care Act, the Republican attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare, one issue has stood out as especially controversial...
By Jon Hecht

Who Was The Police Officer Stabbed At Westminster?

On Wednesday afternoon, an active shooting outside the British Parliament was reported. While many of the details of the incident are not yet confirmed, there are reports that a police officer was sta...
By Jon Hecht

Democrats Should Put Forward Their Own Health Bill

The debate over the Republican replacement for Obamacare is raging in the House and Senate with relatively minimal input from Democrats. The fate of the bill will end up being determined by whether or...
By Jon Hecht

What Does Trumpcare Mean For You?

After seven years, of unclear promises, we finally saw Monday afternoon the Republican plan to replace Obamacare. The bill is in somewhat of a spot of trouble. The American Health Care Act (AHCA) is f...
By Jon Hecht

The ACLU Wants To Fight Trump In The Streets

The American Civil Liberties Union has had quite a year so far, and we're only in March. Shortly after Donald Trump was sworn in, the ACLU sued the president on behalf of an Iraqi immigrant who was de...
By Jon Hecht

How Senior Citizens Could Bring Down Trumpcare

The rollout of the American Health Care Act, the Republicans' plan to replace Obamacare, has been a feeding frenzy for political groups of all persuasions. Democrats have taken aim, claiming the Ameri...
By Jon Hecht

Why A Local Delaware Election Gives Democrats Hope

Donald Trump's election appears to have sparked a surge in enthusiasm among the grassroots movements on the left. Between protests and marches in the streets, direct engagement at town halls across th...
By Jon Hecht

GOP May Be Its Own Worst Enemy On Health Care

On Monday afternoon, after seven years of vague promises, we finally got a look at the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. Democrats quickly panned the plan. Their biggest critiques inclu...
By Jon Hecht