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Cowboy Indian Alliance

If the Nevada rancher is forced to pay taxes or grazing fees, he should pay them to the Shoshone.

DC Home Rule

DC autonomy is now more likely than ever, and with it will come the lifting of a ban on Medicaid coverage of abortion for local women.

Gun rights advocates

Opponents of gun control spent the last twenty years undermining local approaches to gun policy.

The states are in critical need of federal aid to meet basic human needs.

Weary of tax cuts for the rich, state politicians are rethinking their aversion to tax-and-spend.

At a time when the federal government has failed to do its job, state
attorneys general are asserting their authority to protect the public
interest.

Some progressive municipal officials have jumped beyond the boundaries of their communities to address state and national issues.

Missouri Governor Bob Holden learned how volatile globalization issues have become when his Democratic primary challenger, Claire McCaskill, started banging away on him for offshoring the state's

Progressives urgently need a strategy to take back the states from the GOP.

Private prisons thrive on cheap labor and the hunger of job-starved towns.

Blogs

Two states want to create a two-tiered voting system reminiscent of the Jim Crow South.

October 15, 2013

As anti-immigration policymakers legalize racial profiling, a coalition of progressive Arizonans refuse to stand down. 

September 25, 2012

Even staunchly conservative candidates were on the defensive in the Texas Republican primary.  

June 1, 2012

Republicans and conservatives are making contradictory arguments in response to President Obama’s announcement that he supports marriage equality. 

May 9, 2012

Does Arizona’s immigration law go too far?

April 23, 2012

Civil rights, labor, religious and public interest groups are demanding that "ALEC and its NRA backers should immediately stop their promotion of the kinds of ‘Kill At Will’ laws that led to (the Trayvon Martin) tragedy."

March 29, 2012

Texas is arguing it is unconstitutional; conservative scholars say it is outdated. Both are wrong. 

March 21, 2012

 The Wisconsin governor says his circumstance is different from that of Ohio’s Kasich. But that’s not what he told a caller he thought was billionaire David Koch.

November 14, 2011

 The Wisconsin governor says his circumstance is different. But that's not what he told a caller he thought was David Koch.

November 14, 2011

 The Wisconsin governor says his circumstance is different. But that's not what he told a caller he thought was David Koch.

November 14, 2011