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The Governor is setting two dangerous precedents for education in California.

Missouri Governor Bob Holden learned how volatile globalization issues have become when his Democratic primary challenger, Claire McCaskill, started banging away on him for offshoring the state's

Progressives urgently need a strategy to take back the states from the GOP.

In Kerry's Massachusetts, established power meets the reform impulse.

Private prisons thrive on cheap labor and the hunger of job-starved towns.

A wave of minority politics is cresting in California--white minority politics.

In the early 1980s, soon after the right-wing grassroots movement gave
us a Reagan presidency, I announced that I would be boycotting my
straight friends' weddings.

The peeling-gilt Aladdin Theatre, in a working-class neighborhood across
the river from downtown Portland, generally draws rock acts a little too
funky or faded to fill the city's main showcase

On October 29, 2002, George W. Bush signed the Help America Vote Act
(HAVA). Hidden behind its apple-pie-and-motherhood name lies a nasty
civil rights time bomb.

Did you know that since January 1, women in Texas have not been able to
obtain abortions from the sixteenth week of pregnancy on?

Blogs

Even in contests for local posts, the message is: “Defend Madison (or Milwaukee, or Appleton, or Racine) against the assault from Scott Walker."

April 5, 2011

The Rev. Jesse Jackson makes the connection between struggles for collective bargaining rights in 1968 and 2011. And he urges the citizens of Wisconsin to honor Dr. King by voting Tuesday for candidates who will challenge Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's anti-worker agenda..

April 5, 2011

A contest between a conservative state Supreme Court Justice closely allied with Governor Walker and a challenger backed by labor provides a stark choice.

April 2, 2011

From Wisconsin to Indiana to right here in New York—the state capitol in Albany Wednesday night echoed as well with chants of “This is what democracy looks like” as protesters occupied the halls to protest budget cuts to education.

March 31, 2011

Could Obama and his supporters take a break from celebrating so-called no-fly zones—and take a look at what’s happening in Arizona?

March 30, 2011

Governor Scott Walker and his Republican allies tried to take the law into their own hands—violating state statutes and the Constitution in their mad rush to take away collective-bargaining rights from Wisconsin workers. But they forgot that there are still some judges who take the rule of law seriously.

March 29, 2011

Wisconsin's attorney general, a Republican, protects political allies—including anti-labor Governor Scott Walker—by refusing to uphold rule of law or Constitution.

March 29, 2011

The Republican Party of Wisconsin, which twice endorsed Joe McCarthy for the US Senate, is trying to silence a university professor who raised questions about Governor Scott Walker’s power grabs. But the Republicans can’t get their facts any straighter than McCarthy did.

March 28, 2011

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is now attempting to implement his anti-union power grab, despite a judge's order blocking the move. But Wisconsin's elected Secretary of State is standing firm for the rule of law.

March 27, 2011

When Bill Cronon, a University of Wisconsin professor, started raising questions about whether Governor Scott Walker’s attacks on labor unions might have been organized by powerful out-of-state interests, the state Republican party went after him in a classic assault on academic freedom.

March 25, 2011