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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.

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Republican legislators want to arrest and punish Democrats who disagree with them. Walker’s lieutenant says the state’s on the edge of a constitutional crisis. He should know; he’s creating it.

March 7, 2011

“This movement--we'll call it the ‘Madison Movement’ (after both the town where it was born and the president who wrote our Bill of Rights) is exploding across the Midwest,” says the fimmaker. "It will be unlike anything you've seen in recent US history.”

March 5, 2011

Desperate to Governor Scott Walker's proposal to strip public-sector unions of collective-bargaining rights, Republican legislative leader starts talking of expelling Democrats who have prevented quorum needed to pass bill.

March 3, 2011

As Governor Scott Walker closes the Capitol to protesters, Assembly Democrats move out of the building to be accessible to constituents.

March 3, 2011

Top lawman refuses to help Governor Walker deny access to the state Capitol, as protests against assaults on labor rights continue.

March 2, 2011

How many Americans know that Governor Walker gave $140 million in tax breaks to corporations—right before he announced this fiscal year’s deficit of $137 million? 

March 1, 2011

Governor Scott Walker is now trying to restrict access to the state Capitol for critics of his attack on public-employee unions.

February 28, 2011

Historic rally in Madison draws union member, farmers and small-business owners to protest assault on collective bargaining. Tens of thousands rally nationwide on Saturday.

February 27, 2011

Did Scott Walker break election and labor laws? A former state attorney general is calling on the state ethics agency to investigate. Could this scandal kill the bill?

February 24, 2011

A prankster posing as David Koch catches Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker acknowledging Koch's “vested interest” in a budget bill.

February 23, 2011