Ralph Northam elected governor of Virginia in anti-Trump wave

Northam’s win comes as a sigh of relief to Democrats, who are looking to counter the rise of President Donald Trump with significant wins as they gear up for the 2018 midterms.

A year after Trump’s election, the GOP has done little to address the Russian election meddling

“We’re still struggling to expose the breadth of Russia’s meddling, and our lack of unity lets Russia sharpen its knives as our midterm elections approach.”

The fabulous $3 organic tampons that dare not speak their name

Brandless is selling wellness goods, including tampons, pads and panty liners, for $3 flat.

Has Donald Trump fulfilled his 5 big economic promises? How they have held up one year post-election

Have President Donald Trump's economic promises held up? Here's what the data shows, one year after the 2016 election.

How travel has changed in the age of Trump

New policies might be causing widespread airport delays, but numbers show that Americans are still traveling despite these obstacles.

Since taking office, President Donald Trump has become the unlikely savior of the religious right

Following a humiliating repudiation of Trump-styled nativism in Virginia, President Donald Trump's wins for the religious right may be his saving grace.

TripAdvisor launches a new but sparse security feature following reports it censored hotel reviews

The alert message does not provide information regarding the type of allegation; instead it recommends that travelers "perform additional research."

Racist messages posted at Air Force Academy discovered to be written by one of the targeted victims

The fabricated incident is another hoax that critics will likely use to discredit actual hate crimes.

Democratic wave in Virginia could spur even more House Republican retirements

A spate of Republicans could retire from Congress after the GOP's dismal performance in Virginia Tuesday night.

One year since Trump’s election, these women are running for office

President Donald Trump’s election has prompted women across the country to run for office, ranging in scope from school board to Senate.

Maine Governor Paul LePage is threatening not to expand Medicaid despite his state’s historic vote

On Tuesday, Mainers voted overwhelmingly for a ballot measure to expand Medicaid in their state.

Finding hope in Trump’s America may be too lofty of a goal, but let’s not forget our resilience

Cherokee Nation member: "If we can survive Andrew Jackson, we can survive Trump."

’90s and ’00s pop culture savants need quality merch — and the Thnk1994 Museum is here to help

Love 'The First Wives Club' and the Olsen twins? We got you.

Danica Roem, newly elected transgender Virginia delegate, has a thrash-metal band — and it’s awesome

Her band, Cab Ride Home, released its latest album, 'Crash the Gate,' in April.

A necessary defense of the ugly holiday sweater

It's almost ugly holiday sweater season, and we've got something to say.

Inside ‘DrugsLab’: Why the Netherlands pays these hot young people to get high on YouTube

They try cocaine, salvia, ecstasy and more — and it’s all in the name of education. Warning: NSFW.

Want to get paid to vacation? You can earn $60,000 for six months of fun in Cancun — here’s how.

Get paid $10,000 a month to live your best life? A Mexico tourism website is offering five-figure monthly pay — and you don't even need to speak Spanish. Here's the contest deadline and more!

Politician who shared sexist meme on Facebook loses to woman who decided to run to unseat him

Ashley Bennett saw his sexist post and decided to run against him — and won.

Lifecycling: Using art to breathe new life into a city

Local creatives give the city of Flint, Michigan, a renewed perspective with public art.

Legal experts have faith in special prosecutors despite verdict for officer who shot Delrawn Small

After losing its first related case, the governor’s office said its special prosecutor system was about more than convicting police officers who unjustly kill people.

Democrat Phil Murphy elected governor of New Jersey, replacing Chris Christie

Murphy will replace Chris Christie, the term-limited Republican who will leave office as both the least popular governor in the country and in New Jersey history.

First ever out transgender state legislator elected in Virginia

Danica Roem defeated a notorious anti-trans incumbent for a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Democratic Socialist candidate Lee Carter wins an unlikely victory in Virginia

Lee Carter, a member of Democratic Socialists of America, had been written off by establishment Democrats, but just beat a top-ranking Virginia Republican.

Philadelphia’s just-elected district attorney may help alter criminal justice reform nationwide

Larry Krasner's campaign could be the model for the future of the criminal justice reform movement.

Maine votes to expand Medicaid in first statewide vote on the issue

Maine will be the 32nd state to expand Medicaid and the first to do so through a statewide vote.

These three mass shooters “slipped through the cracks.” It cost 67 people their lives.

The "default proceed" may be the biggest problem in America's background check system.

Life after addiction: One year after an opioid overdose video went viral

'Mic' and 'Time' magazine followed two recovering opioid addicts amid America's worsening drug epidemic.

Health care was the most important issue for voters in Virginia. That’s very bad news for the GOP.

The 2018 midterm elections could be all about health care. And that's really bad news for Republicans.

Mic Wakeup: How domestic violence and bad paperwork can lead to mass shootings

It's Wednesday, Nov. 8. Here are three stories you need to read.

5 facts that show the massive implications of Tuesday’s elections

Voters nationwide rebuked President Donald Trump. It's that simple.

The 2016 election ended a year ago, but no one, especially Trump, seems to have noticed

The 2016 presidential election is the election that never ends.

One year since his election, Trump has normalized the abnormal in American politics

To say that Trump and his administration have eroded political norms is an understatement.

The 2018 Met Gala theme is “Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”

This red carpet could be... messy. But Rihanna is the host, so there's hope.

The 2017 election brought historic wins for these women of color politicians

A look at the changing face of leadership in America.

Thanksgiving Travel Deals 2017: Best last-minute tips to save on flights, hotels, rental cars & more

Travel deals for Thanksgiving 2017 are popping up all around — if you know where to look.

These are the 16 best anti-Trump songs from the past year

Including tracks from Eminem, Fiona Apple, Willie Nelson, Kendrick Lamar and more

Virtual reality is more than just fun. It can be a serious pain and anxiety killer.

Researchers in several U.S. hospitals are using virtual reality gaming for chronic pain relief.

How did progressives nearly sweep a bellwether Virginia county — and what does it mean for 2018?

Two Latinas, a black woman and a transgender woman walked into a bar Tuesday night — and they wanted to talk traffic. Here's what that means for Democrats.