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North Carolinians have fallen, surprisingly for Obama. But how hard?

So far in the once-red state of Virginia, things are going Obama's way.

In south Florida, Joe Garcia is taking on the GOP and the Cuban exile establishment.

A surge of first-time voters and dirty tricks by GOP operatives have mobilized citizen activists to prevent another stolen election in Ohio.

A Michigan news site uncovers a GOP plan to deny people caught up in foreclosure proceedings the right to vote in November. Team Obama files suit to stop the practice.

Palin's opposition to government-supported renewable energy makes her stupendously ill equipped for national office.

The idea that Sarah Palin is experienced, ethical and wise would be laughable, if it weren't so alarming.

As the Palin bandwagon gathers steam, progressive Alaskans who know her raise objections.

Why is it a good thing for Alaskans to get a cut of exorbitant oil company profits, but not the rest of us, if we are all part of one nation?

Minnesota's message to the GOP: we're all better off when we look after one another.

Blogs

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

October 15, 2013

It was not that long ago that Ann Richards was elected to lead the Lone Star State. Can Wendy Davis do the same?

October 3, 2013

The new North Carolina voting law has a discriminatory effect and intent, the federal government argues 

September 30, 2013

The city of Washington lacks budget autonomy, so local officials are forced to cobble together a shutdown response. Why?

September 30, 2013

New Jersey judge says state must allow same-sex marriage. But the Republican governor fights to maintain discrimination.

September 27, 2013

And that the US government kept secret for years afterward.

September 27, 2013

The American Legislative Exchange Council has always been secretive, but now officials are moving to prevent open-records requests for information about the group’s influence.

September 18, 2013

Civil rights and labor activist David Newby is not done dissenting.

August 27, 2013

States around the country are eager to adopt Oregon’s “Pay It Forward” tuition plan, but organizers warn that it may not be the best fit for every university system.

August 16, 2013

A proposed regulatory change would extend some basic federal protections to long-excluded domestic workers.

August 15, 2013