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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

Efforts to restrict student voting failed in North Carolina, but voter suppression attempts accelerated in Texas during the last election. 

November 7, 2013

The governor thinks his victory will take him far down the presidential trail. Don’t bet on it.

November 6, 2013

Watch for the signs of changing political tides this Election Day.

November 5, 2013

The governor returns to form as election day nears, caught poking a finger at a teacher and shouting vitriol—but this time the teacher is pushing back. 

November 4, 2013

The latest victim of Texas’s new voter ID law is 90-year-old former Speaker of the House Jim Wright. 

November 4, 2013

The president will do a campaign swing in Virginia this weekend. He ought to visit New Jersey, as well.

October 31, 2013

A broad campaign to strip employees of their rights is being fueled by corporate cash and conservative state lawmakers. 

October 31, 2013

The New Jersey governor gamed the election process to assure that few voters chose the state's new senator: Cory Booker.

October 17, 2013

Two states want to create a two-tiered voting system reminiscent of the Jim Crow South.

October 15, 2013

It was not that long ago that Ann Richards was elected to lead the Lone Star State. Can Wendy Davis do the same?

October 3, 2013