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LBJ

The fiftieth anniversary celebrations of Johnson’s Great Society agenda should not overlook the travesties of the war. 

This multiracial, multi-issue progressive coalition is not only remobilizing in North Carolina—its model of activism is now spreading all over the South.

Kris Kobach, Republican secretary of state for Kansas. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Some states are reviving disenfranchisement schemes that date back to the antebellum South.

Selma to Montgomery march, 1965. (Bruce Davidson/Magnum)

A history of the fight for voting rights and the movement to restrict them once again.

SCOTUS

The Supreme Court affirmed the rights of gay people just as it rode roughshod over the rights of African-Americans.

Supreme Court

Activists are already moving ‘from outrage to action’ in fighting the Supreme Court’s awful VRA decision.

Ari Berman on the Supreme Court's ruling in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Greg Mitchell on the US media and Syria, Dave Zirin on the protests in Brazil

John Lewis

Nearly five decades after Bloody Sunday in Selma, he’s in the fight of his life, as the Supreme Court threatens to overturn his signature achievement.

Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama

Section 5 is as necessary today as it was in 1965, when Alabama state troopers beat freedom marchers in Selma.

Ballot

How many dysfunctional election cycles are we going to endure before we accept the necessity of this reform?

Blogs

It's complicated ... especially for voters.

October 2, 2012

As many as one-in-four African-Americans will be affected by laws barring ex-felons from voting in the state.

October 1, 2012

Republican voter suppression efforts in Florida have been far more destructive than handing in a few hundred fraudulent voter registration forms.

October 1, 2012

According to Pennsylvania’s attorneys, we all share the same burdens and frustrations equally, regardless of race or class. 

September 28, 2012

People across the country are organizing their religious communities ahead of this year's presidential election. Here’s one story from Nelson Pierce Jr., a community journalist based in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

September 25, 2012

In both boxing and voting cases the strategy is the same: keep the opponent away.

 

September 21, 2012

Looking to find out how to register your vote? These social media apps can help. 

September 21, 2012

The chief sponsor of Pennsylvania’s voter ID throws in his thoughts on the “47 percent.”

September 20, 2012

Law expert says the state can change the law again to win judge's approval.

September 19, 2012

The burdens of voters of color in Pennsylvania continue to be overlooked by the state’s lawyers. 

September 14, 2012