Democratic voter turnout has been way up this year. Let's put that in a bit of historical context.

The New York Times has a great graphic showing how Democratic primary election turnout has changed between 2014 and 2018. Their analysis found that Democratic turnout is up in at least 123 congressional races. Republicans experienced a similar boost between 2006 and 2010, the year they picked up 63 congressional seats and took control of the House of Representatives.

The news in this last week of June 2018 — packed with controversial Supreme Court decisions and the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy — is in many ways the result of Republican enthusiasm in the 2010 and 2014 midterms. While a lot of Democrats are (probably rightly) feeling good about the energy they've seen so far (a trend that held up on June 27), it only matters if people actually show up in November.

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I spent $13.98 to buy the domain name IReallyDoCare.com.

It was a spur-of-the-moment decision in response to first lady Melania Trump's decision to wear a jacket with the message "I Really Don't Care. Do U?" printed across the back on her way to visit immigrant children detained at the border. Using that moment to buy a domain name doesn't seem like the most obvious of paths, but the end result of that choice has been incredible.

Melania Trump wearing a jacket that says "I Really Don't Care. Do U?" Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images.

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This comic nails the power of one.

Yes, one person can make a difference.

Making the world a better place isn’t impossible.

In fact, cartoonist Gavin Aung Than has figured out how we can do it. He believes that if we could just figure out how to remove apathy (a lack of interest, enthusiasm, and concern), improving the world would be a lot easier.

In Than’s comic, he addresses what he calls “the power of one” — something that happens when we remove apathy. In Than’s futuristic comic, we get an idea of what the power of one truly means, told through the words of anthropologist and UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall.

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