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New York activists who oppose the state's repressive drug laws are optimistic about the new political landscape but unsure of whether politicians will embrace the necessary radical reforms.

If the courts don't overturn Proposition 8, expect an initiative challenging it to appear on a California ballot.

Obama should make a serious campaign swing through Georgia to get out the vote for Senate hopeful Jim Martin.

More than two dozen polling places are reported close to a standstill as record numbers of voters cast ballots in this crucial swing state.

Charlotte Dennett is running for Vermont attorney general on a platform that includes not letting George W. Bush get away with murder.

Knocking on doors for Obama, a native son discovers how things have changed.

New York's City Council grants Mayor Michael Bloomberg the opportunity to run for a third term. He'll probably win, but will New Yorkers?

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.

Blogs

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

An anti-labor governor tries to claim the mantle of the president who championed collective bargaining. Fail!

August 3, 2013

Wisconsin governor kicks off his 2016 presidential bid by ordering homestate dissenters arrested and ticketed—for singing.

July 29, 2013