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Can Couples Who Don't Agree On Politics Last?

By Michelle Toglia

To Hell With Your Protest Vote

By Gabrielle Moss

These Women Would Be Proud Of Today

Every election, a pilgrimage to Rochester, New York takes place. People from all over the United States, a large number of them women, place their "I Voted" stickers on suffragette Susan B. Anthony's grave, an homage to her fight for the 19th…
By Maddy Foley

Netflix Offerings To Get You Through The Election

This year's election season has been particularly brutal. For one, the coverage has been non-stop for what seems like a decade. The process has been more insane than ever before, people are more riled up and hateful than at any time I can recall,…
By Johnny Brayson

Trump Is Ignoring Policies Millennials Care About

Hillary Clinton has spent the last few months going after the millennial vote — and it's paid off. Back in September, myriad headlines claimed that the millennial vote could cost Clinton the election. She spoke in Philadelphia about what is at stake…
By Joseph D. Lyons

And The Winner Of The 2016 Election Is...

It took nearly a year and a half of campaigning, but at long last, the end is here. The 2016 presidential election has come to an end, and it's time to shift your focus from all the obsessive checking of the polls to, well, what's next for the…
By Chris Tognotti

This Is Why Florida's Votes Are So Important

After a day full of anticipation, many polls on the East Coast have begun counting their votes. If you've been following the election, you're probably wondering why Florida is so important this year. You'd think that all states are created equally,…
By Claire Warner

This Voting PSA Features So Many Celebs Talking About Their First Time (... At The Polls)

What do you remember about your first time? Was it quick and painless, or did you take your time? Did you feel confused, excited, nervous, or uncomfortable? In March For Our Lives' new "My First Time" voting PSA, a slew of celebrities (including…
By Parry Ernsberger

Don't Get Too Excited About The Supreme Court's Voter ID Decision

On Monday, the Supreme Court announced that it would not hear a North Carolina voter ID law case, thus leaving in place a lower court ruling that struck down the statute. In 2016, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found the law discriminated…
By Alexandra Spychalsky

Clinton's Wisconsin Loss Wasn't About White Men

Like many of you, I was surprised (to put it mildly) when Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election, and like many of you, I've been doing my share of Monday-morning quarterbacking in an attempt to figure out how the biggest electoral upset in…
By Elizabeth Strassner

What We Can Learn from Past Faithless Electors

Amongst all the fear and anguish and despondency that has been dominating headlines in post-election United States, much about the electoral college has been floating through our country's discourse as well. The topic has come up frequently in…
By Maddy Foley

Paris Geller Understands Your Post-Election Feels

Gilmore Girls may have been wrong about Hillary Clinton becoming President, but that doesn't stop the show from being politically relevant. In fact, Gilmore Girls is as relevant as ever if you consider these quotes from Rory's friend, Paris Geller.…
By Michelle Lulic

How Women Can Show Our Country We Matter

As a woman, I was more than saddened by the results of the 2016 election — I was scared. Quite simply, I fear for what this election means for women's rights. By electing a president who has openly bragged about sexually assaulting women, many women…
By Sara Levine

With Great Legal Weed Comes Great Responsibility

On Election Day, amid my freaking out, there was a green lining: Massachusetts, Nevada, and California approved legalizing recreational marijuana. My timing is good. After a decade in New York City, I just moved home to California just last…
By Rachel Krantz

How Hillary Clinton Honors My Mom's Legacy

I dressed very carefully the morning of Election Day. I didn't wear a pantsuit or the "Make Herstory" shirt I had in my closet, just a simple outfit that I might've worn any other day of the work week. But despite how apolitical my clothes appeared,…
By Abby Johnston

How To Accept Donald Trump As President

In one of the most unexpected and most polarizing upsets in modern history, Donald Trump became the president-elect on Tuesday. He secured an estimated 279 electoral votes, according to The New York Times, but he ultimately lost the popular vote to…
By Alex Gladu

Last Night, My Country Told Me I Don't Matter

Last night, America confirmed that I do not matter. That I should be judged or valued not on the content of my character or the content of my work, but on my face, my bust, how much I weigh, whether or not I am an eating machine. As a woman, I’m…
By Hannah Bonner

The Wrong Responses To What Happened Last Night

You probably didn't believe it could happen, but Donald Trump is the president-elect. It's happened. And, understandably, a lot of people are wondering what we're going to do next. What any of us can do next. We've had an election that has exposed…
By Lea Rose Emery

Dear Privileged Voters — Why Are You Surprised?

Last night, privileged American liberals — white, nondisabled, middle class to wealthy, straight, cis, highly educated liberal voters — got an incredibly painful wakeup call. Months — and years, really — of warnings that America was turning into an…
By s.e. smith

Let's Not Tell People How They Should Feel Today

For every American who hoped that love, tolerance, and respect would prevail in the 2016 election, this outcome may feel like an electric shock — and it's understandable that many of us are having trouble coping with Trump's win. As the polls closed…
By Laken Howard

Don't Rely On Faithless Electors

If you are feeling like me, you are confused, despondent, blind-sided, disappointed, and just plain sad — sort of like you might need a miracle to change the results of this election, since the results of this election were overwhelmingly…
By Margaret Judson

George Takei's Election Night Message Is Important

There’s no getting around it: Election night was rough. More than rough — it was what I would argue will be remembered as one of the darkest moments in American democracy. But George Takei’s election night message, which he shared across his social…
By Lucia Peters

15 Ways To Cope With Post-Election Stress

So, it happened. Donald Trump is the president-elect of the United States. If you're anything like me you're sitting here confused, betrayed, sleep deprived, angry, hurt, and clutching your eighth caffeinated beverage of the day. It still feels…
By Lea Rose Emery

Memes About Donald Trump’s Win That Aren't Funny

Election night was, well, incredibly stressful. And even more anxiety-inducing than watching the polls? Now dealing with the fact that Donald Trump was elected president. If the future seems bleak AF right now, know that you're not alone. But you're…
By Michelle Toglia

How To Cope With What Just Happened

Well, it actually happened. Approximately 17 months of fear and anxiety have become real, and Donald Trump is the president-elect of the United States. For millions, maybe billions, of people both here and around the world, this is a terrifying…
By Cate Carrejo

The Historical Win You May Have Missed Tonight

This election has been stressful AF to say the least. And election night? If you couldn't tell from your Facebook friends' "WTF is happening?" statuses or tweeting celebrities, election anxiety is at an all-time high. While you were busy freaking…
By Michelle Toglia

4 Actual Actions You Can Take If You Feel Helpless

Donald Trump won the 2016 election, according to the Associated Press. Those are words that many of us never expected to hear, but here we are. Trump is the president-elect of the United States. Every election some voters are inevitably going to be…
By Abby Johnston