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Cuomo and SIlver

A few simple rules could curtail the political favors that speaker Sheldon Silver is accused of making for profit.

Hawaii

As the campaign for full independence gains momentum, a new view of Hawaiian history is taking hold.

In his electrifying 1984 convention speech, Cuomo forged a new liberal vision drawn from his own ethnic experience.

Woman illustration

Tennessee is arresting new mothers for having used drugs in pregnancy—but in a cruel Catch-22, many can’t get the treatment they need.

Polls show strong support for an initiative there. And it’s on the ballot in Oregon and Alaska, too.

The petrochemical industry is devastating the state, but no candidates dare take it on.

Anti-gun activists

The Newtown tragedy was supposed to change everything about gun politics. Why it didn’t—and how reformers might still win.

Under the direction of Andrew Cuomo, the party has spent a small fortune supporting my opponent’s campaign.

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.

Blogs

North Carolina’s new voting restrictions are preventing African-Americans and Democrats from voting.

June 16, 2015

State legislators have passed a budget that prioritizes anti-choice politics over access to life-saving cancer screenings.

June 4, 2015

In a victory for the Fast Food workers movement, New York’s governor has created a path for wage increases through executive action.

May 13, 2015

Texas messes with the Feds.

May 8, 2015

And other lies your local Officer Friendly tells you.

April 14, 2015

Allies of the Wisconsin governor are spending heavily to get control of Wisconsin’s Supreme Court.

April 6, 2015

Pressed by GOP mayor and state’s largest paper, governor moves to rework law condemned by LGBT groups.

March 31, 2015

One of the country's most restrictive voter ID laws will now be in effect.

March 23, 2015

Want higher turnout? No problem. Automatically register voters and allow them to vote by mail.

March 18, 2015