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Find out more about Hawaiian history in books and videos--and on the Web.

In 1893, The Nation raised a warning about how colonization would affect the state of the union.

In 1964, John Dominis Holt, one of the first voices of the Hawaiian renaissance, discussed his heritage.

The first overseas acquisition of the United States was not Hawaii, but Midway, claimed under the Guano Act of 1856.

Here's how the US Congress addressed the issue.

From our archives: The Nation addressed the question of annexation in 1898.

The story of how the Hawaiian people lost their homeland--and their continuing quest to win it back.

The Spitzer affair's obvious rationality continues to elude the therapists, sexperts and pundits for whom shame is the game.

Why should we get all worked up over the revelation that the New York governor paid for sex?

To build a fence on the US border with Mexico, the Department of Homeland Security seized land without trials or negotiations.

Blogs

The court ruling clearly shows how voter ID laws disproportionately harm minority and low-income voters, who are more likely to vote for Democrats than Republicans.

August 30, 2012

Voter ID resurfaces in Wisconsin.

August 21, 2012

After a judge upheld Pennsylvania's voter ID law, Representative Mike Turzai, who stated that the law would “allow Governor Romney to win the state,” again claimed that the state has a history of voter fraud.

August 15, 2012

In farm country, Paul Ryan won’t talk farm issues. Why? His budget is a direct assault on the rural Americans who decide how battleground states vote.

August 15, 2012

The state's Republicans are limited early voting hours in pro-Obama counties while expanding them in GOP strongholds.

August 8, 2012

Pulling back on support for the unemployed is just the latest side effect of state legislators’ decisions to dole out tax cuts.

August 6, 2012

The state of Pennsylvania did a terrible job defending its voter ID law—but today a judge ruled it constitutional anyway.

August 3, 2012

Citing deficit woes, at least six Republican governors say they won’t expand Medicaid. But closing tax breaks and loopholes for the wealthy would more than pay for the expansion.

July 20, 2012

With the formal shift of control of the Wisconsin state Senate to Democratic control, America’s leading anti-labor governor can no longer govern at whim.

July 18, 2012

Domestic violence rates have skyrocketed in the aftermath of the recession, but governors are cutting funds for victims.

July 12, 2012