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The state’s top number-cruncher discusses taxes, education and the consequences of drowning government in the bathtub.

Scott Walker

The protests in Wisconsin have inspired a new generation of candidates—and they’re winning.

Governor Scott Walker attempted to pit Wisconsin workers against each other. But the effect was the opposite of what he had intended.

Save the American Dream

Twelve red states account for 70 percent of all state and local public sector jobs lost since 2010.

City manager

Unelected individuals are taking control of whole cities and school districts, from Flint to Benton Harbor to Detroit.

Anti-Walker protests in Wisconsin

What does democracy look like? Try a grassroots campaign organized by ordinary citizens to recall their union-busting governor.

Andrew Cuomo

Contrary to the spin, New York’s new tax plan privileges millionaires at the expense of the 99 percent.

Across the country, the Republican party is trying to make it harder for the Democrats’ core constituencies to vote.

Blogs

North Dakota voters soundly reject a proposal to tear down the wall of separation between church and state. In so doing, they confirm popular distaste for the right-wing strategy of trying to stir religious fears.

June 13, 2012

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