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If California's historic 1950 Senate race had gone the other way there would have been no Checkers speech, no Watergate break-in, no Woodward and Bernstein, perhaps an early exit from Vietnam.

Meet the new face of economic politics in post-NAFTA North Carolina.

Does living in mixed communities make people less or more vulnerable to campaigning that plays on ethnic and racial divisions?

Democratic activism and Obama's campaign have turned Doylestown, Pennsylvania, from solid red to purple--maybe even blue.

Can Barack Obama get racially mixed communities in Pennsylvania's small towns to bowl together?

The questions raised by Hawaii's annexation have implications far beyond its shores: the imperial past forms the legal scaffolding of the imperial present.

Hawaiian activists call on the US left to help stop massive military expansion and federal legislation that would stifle their quest for independence.

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.

Blogs

A ruling overturning Wisconsin's tough voter ID law says: “A government that undermines the very foundation of its existence—the people’s inherent, pre-constitutional right to vote—imperils its legitimacy as a government by the people, for the people, and especially of the people.”

March 15, 2012

What might happen in a recall election for a governor and four state senators?

March 15, 2012

College students have had a hard time voting in Pennsylvania, especially black college students. Things just got a lot harder for them thanks to the voter ID laws sweeping the nation.

March 15, 2012

Losing Mississippi and Alabama spells the end Gingrich’s campaign—and his relevance. 

March 14, 2012

A glance at other legislation pushed by the bill’s sponsor this session reveals a flock of efforts to curtail rights of minorities: an “illegal immigration” bill, a “right to work” anti-union bill, a “14th Amendment Misapplication” bill and more.

March 12, 2012

A pair of rulings suggest there is some hope, but not too much, that courts will prevent disenfranchisement.

March 11, 2012

Largest rally in a year sees Wisconsin protest movement on message and on the march—backing the recall and removal of an anti-labor governor and demanding restoration of collective-bargaining rights.

March 11, 2012

Republican state legislators in Pennsylvania and Florida are passing bills to require photo ID and restrict opportunities to vote. 

March 8, 2012

At least sixty-four Vermont communities have now urged Congress to amend the Constitution to overturn the Citizens United ruling. And now the movement is going national.

March 8, 2012

More than fifty communities across the state will vote on proposals urging Congress to amend the Constitution to overturn Citizens United.

March 6, 2012