Theara Coleman

Staff writer

Theara Coleman is a Staff Writer for The Week. A New York native, she previously served as a contributing writer and assistant editor for Honeysuckle Magazine, where she covered racial politics and cannabis industry news. Theara graduated from Howard University and New York University, receiving her BA and MA in English Literature, respectively. She has a background in education as a former High School English teacher. She brings her passion for reading, writing, and all things nerdy to her work as a journalist.

DeSantis admin says DOJ election monitors can't access Florida polling sites
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Access Denied

DeSantis admin says DOJ election monitors can't access Florida polling sites

No signs of significant hacking issues on Election Day, cyber security officials say
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coast is clear

No signs of significant hacking issues on Election Day, cyber security officials say

Pennsylvania voters dash to cast new ballots after GOP lawsuit disqualified thousands of votes
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last minute do over

Pennsylvania voters dash to cast new ballots after GOP lawsuit disqualified thousands of votes

Election Day predictions from the pollsters
Voting.
Feature

Election Day predictions from the pollsters

Midterm polls: The race for the House and Senate
Polls.
Briefing

Midterm polls: The race for the House and Senate

If not Biden, then who?
President Biden.
Briefing

If not Biden, then who?

What happened in the key midterm battleground states
Candidates.
Briefing

What happened in the key midterm battleground states

Final polls show Dems gaining, but economy still boosting the GOP
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2022 Poll Watch

Final polls show Dems gaining, but economy still boosting the GOP

Is democracy on the midterm ballot?
January 6.
Briefing

Is democracy on the midterm ballot?

Billionaires push political spending to record-breaking $16.7 billion
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Deep pockets

Billionaires push political spending to record-breaking $16.7 billion

Schumer predicts Democrats will keep Senate majority
Senator Chuck Schumer photo
Still got a shot

Schumer predicts Democrats will keep Senate majority

How Congress is confronting political violence after the Pelosi attack
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Speed Reads

How Congress is confronting political violence after the Pelosi attack

Biden administration to unveil plan to help Americans lower energy costs
vice president kamala harris
winter warmth

Biden administration to unveil plan to help Americans lower energy costs

Voters in 5 states receive texts with misleading polling locations
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Bad directions

Voters in 5 states receive texts with misleading polling locations

Georgia's Kemp and Abrams focus on crime in final debate
Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams
Last dance

Georgia's Kemp and Abrams focus on crime in final debate

The debate over critical race theory, explained
A teacher.
Opinion

The debate over critical race theory, explained

Biden predicts student debt payments will go out 'in the next 2 weeks'
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relief on the horizon

Biden predicts student debt payments will go out 'in the next 2 weeks'

Schumer caught on hot mic: Pennsylvania Senate debate 'didn't hurt us too much'
new york senator chuck schumer
'going downhill'

Schumer caught on hot mic: Pennsylvania Senate debate 'didn't hurt us too much'

Arizona gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs' office burglarized
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'campaign of lies and intimidation'

Arizona gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs' office burglarized

Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' bill, explained
Ron DeSantis.
Briefing

Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' bill, explained

How prison reform fared in the midterms
Prison labor.
Briefing

How prison reform fared in the midterms

Will Kamala Harris run for president in 2024?
Kamala Harris.
Briefing

Will Kamala Harris run for president in 2024?

Brittney Griner's 9-year conviction upheld by Russian court
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#FREEBRITTNEY

Brittney Griner's 9-year conviction upheld by Russian court

Too old?
President Biden.
Briefing

Too old?

SCOTUS grants Graham request to block subpoena in Georgia election probe
senator lindsey graham photo
Temporary win

SCOTUS grants Graham request to block subpoena in Georgia election probe

Students' math and reading scores are 'devastating,' national exam reveals
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report card

Students' math and reading scores are 'devastating,' national exam reveals

5 book-to-TV adaptations you can stream now
A TV.
Briefing

5 book-to-TV adaptations you can stream now

Mar-A-Lago documents reportedly include classified information about Iran and China
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Top Secret

Mar-A-Lago documents reportedly include classified information about Iran and China

Pentagon will provide money to service members who travel for abortions
pentagon logo and podium photo
footing the bill

Pentagon will provide money to service members who travel for abortions

How will the economy affect the midterms?
A dollar bill.
Briefing

How will the economy affect the midterms?

Liz Truss resigns as U.K. prime minister after just 44 days
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Shortest term ever

Liz Truss resigns as U.K. prime minister after just 44 days

New York City opens first tent shelter site for displaced migrants
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Grand Opening

New York City opens first tent shelter site for displaced migrants

California's COVID-19 emergency will end next year
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The end is near

California's COVID-19 emergency will end next year

Biden opens student loan forgiveness application
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It's official

Biden opens student loan forgiveness application

Poll: Economic concerns give Republicans a slight edge ahead of midterms
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GOP pulls ahead

Poll: Economic concerns give Republicans a slight edge ahead of midterms

Trump pens fiery response to pending subpoena without confirming if he will testify
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Will he, or won't he?

Trump pens fiery response to pending subpoena without confirming if he will testify