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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.

It's their most surprising red-state revival--and Barack Obama's happy dilemma.

It's going to take a concerted national effort to defeat the state's latest anti-choice ballot initiative.

As West Coast dockworkers stopped work at twenty-nine ports on May Day, students in Vermont took antiwar protests to the offices of a General Dynamics plant.

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The federal government announced it would ask a federal court in Texas to subject the state to a pre-clearance regime whenever the tries to change voting laws and practices.

July 26, 2013

Move aside Florida, North Carolina is now the new poster child for the war on voting. 

July 26, 2013

The governor claims his national TV appearances aren’t about 2016 presidential politics. He’s just trying to improve his state's image.

July 23, 2013

The president is right to encourage a rethink of laws that are not "contributing to the kind of peace and security and order that we’d like to see.”

July 20, 2013

As Congress debates the Voting Rights Act, North Carolina rushes to implement a new voter suppression law. 

July 18, 2013

Attorney General Holder, civil rights groups, legislators and newspapers seek a reconsideration of “shoot first” laws—and Stevie Wonder won't play "Stand Your Ground" states.

July 16, 2013

"We are not done demanding justice for Trayvon Martin," says Ben Jealous. So far, more than 350,000 people have signed petitions demanding federal action.

July 14, 2013

The new public education financing model is not only a progressive victory for the state, but also a common-sense national model on an issue where Congress has been derelict. 

July 10, 2013

A review of state records show that corporate lobbyists are throwing big parties for North Carolina’s Big Business–friendly politicians.

July 8, 2013

Sixteen states have called for a constitutional amendment, as have 500 communities. And a lot of the reformers are Republicans.

July 5, 2013