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Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins pulled off a huge upset in a state legislative race by showing that he cared.

Can he make New York the “progressive capital of the nation”—by empowering Republicans?

Gun rights advocates

Opponents of gun control spent the last twenty years undermining local approaches to gun policy.

California flag

Local and state governments are gaining the ability to restore basic services and infrastructure.

Tea Partiers

Obama’s re-election inspired residents of states like Louisiana and Alabama to push for independence from the rest of the country. They should be careful what they wish for.

Natural gas drilling rig

In small hamlets and tiny towns you’ve never heard of, grassroots activists are taking a stand in what could be the final showdown for Earth’s future.

California

The shifting demographics of California are producing an American electoral majority that is more progressive.

Voting in Hoboken, New Jersey

County clerks are reporting inaccessible polling stations, damaged absentee ballots and mass confusion about where and how to vote on Tuesday.

No TV ads, no fancy consultants. The staunchly progressive Vermont senator is coasting toward re-election by talking about real issues, listening to voters and organizing.

Elizabeth Warren

The campaign”s final stretch finds Warren with a small lead and a revved-up volunteer base.

Blogs

Nearly half the states have joined the fight to uphold Montana’s ban on corporate expenditures. For the Supreme Court, the pressure’s on.

June 12, 2012

The “money power” is on the march in our politics and the Vermont senator says the message of the billionaies is clear: “We want it all. And now we can buy it.”

June 8, 2012

As progressives move on from the unsuccessful campaign to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, what will they take away from the experience?

June 6, 2012

Robo-calls, residency rules and misinformation stirred confusion among young voters during the recall vote. But turnout remained high

June 6, 2012

Scott Walker’s win doesn't necessarily mean Mitt Romney will triumph in November. But it does prove that corporate money threatens American democracy. 

June 6, 2012

After sixteen months of wrangling, anti-labor Governor Scott Walker finally faces his accountability moment.

June 5, 2012

Just before the controversial 2000 elections, Florida wrongfully eliminated more than 10,000 people from voter rolls.

June 4, 2012

Even staunchly conservative candidates were on the defensive in the Texas Republican primary.  

June 1, 2012

Two years ago, Scott Walker hailed recalls as ”an extraordinary thing” and said they were “about hope.” Now, he condemns citizens for using the power to hold him to account.

May 29, 2012

Three members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee have asked the controversial Wisconsin governor whether he wants to withdraw tainted testimony.

May 25, 2012