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Cuomo

US attorney Preet Bharara has warned the governor that he could be investigated for obstruction of justice.

Moral Mondays

The state’s rightward lurch mobilized thousands, but the progressive movement behind Moral Mondays has deep, enduring roots.

After beating his Tea Party opponent, establishment conservative Thad Cochran should remember how hard African-Americans fought for the right to vote in the state.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

If we can do it in North Carolina, don’t tell me we can’t do it across America.

California fracking protest

The California governor wants to be known as a climate leader. But he has said yes to fracking—for now.

Jerry Brown

He’s brought the state back from the brink—and is poised to easily win re-election.

The “botched” execution of Clayton Lockett should shatter the illusion that lethal injection is neither cruel nor unusual.

Cowboy Indian Alliance

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

Shenna Bellows

Shenna Bellows can’t match the millions of her opponent. But she’s dialing for activists, not dollars.

Blogs

While unions have taken a battering in recent years, the US once exported labor rights to the world.

March 10, 2013

Progressives are making real headway on mandatory paid sick leave at the local level—but the conservative pushback is on. 

March 8, 2013

The Republican governor seeks to give an “emergency manager,” not elected officials, authority over the city.

March 6, 2013

As the national debate on comprehensive immigration reform heats up, Georgia activists are fighting racist state-level policy.

February 27, 2013

The latest proposal being floated in Pennsylvania for redistributing electoral votes has the same goal as the last plan: allowing a Republican loser to "win" the presidency.

February 5, 2013

Arkansas State Senator Jason Rapert, chief sponsor of potentially the most restrictive anti-abortion bill in the country, has friends in high places. 

February 1, 2013

The state-level right-wing agenda will continue to hit poor women on all fronts.

January 8, 2013

The three new senators being appointed by their governors will have no democratic legitimacy.

December 26, 2012

Governor Rick Snyder ignored the interests of Michigan workers to please his corporate backers. 

December 17, 2012

Just a month from Election Day states are already pining for restrictions in the next election.

December 13, 2012