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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.

Turnout for a popular ballot measure that would fully legalize marijuana could determine whether Obama or Romney wins this important swing state.

Blogs

Republicans even recruited fake Democrats to run in Tuesday's primaries. But voters chose the real Democrats by overwhelming margins.

July 13, 2011

The primary voting to choose challengers to six targeted Republican senators is just the start of the process of holding anti-labor Republican Governor Scott Walker and his legislative allies to account. 

July 12, 2011

Governor Scott Walker, Senate majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald Fitzwalkermandered districts: radically altering lines, drawing Democratic incumbents and challengers out while doing everything they could to confuse and abuse the electorate.

July 11, 2011

His budget gimmicks as governor contributed to the current crisis.

July 7, 2011

Justice David Prosser, an ally of Governor Walker, has admitted to shouting obscenities at and threatening one Supreme Court Justice. Now, he is accused of physically attacking another.

July 5, 2011

Ohio labor and community groups seeking to overturn anti-labor legislation needed 231,000 signatures to force a referendum. They exceeded the goal —by more than one million.

June 29, 2011

A sheriff who has stood up to Governor Walker and defended the rule of law is called in to investigate allegations that a Walker ally attacks a state supreme court justice.

June 28, 2011

As Justice David Prosser was battling on the state Supreme Court on behalf of Governor Walker's anti-labor agenda, he reportedly attacked a justice who disagreed with him. This is at least the second instance where Walker’s highly controversial judicial ally had been accused of abusing a female colleague on the high court.

June 25, 2011

In a 4-3 party line decision, the state Supreme Court sided with Governor Walker, clearing the way for massive cuts to collective bargaining rights.

June 15, 2011

Governor Scott Walker and his allies are renewing their assault on collective bargaining—with plans to insert anti-labor language in the state budget. Will responsible Republicans object?

June 14, 2011