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California has often spun the cautionary tales of American progress.
Smog. Sprawl. Ronald Reagan.

Republicans are running it as a shell game to distract from their misdeeds--don't play along.

The Administration appears to be bent on teaching liberal states a lesson.

His daddy, his appointees at FERC and his old buddies at Enron screwed the state, but good.

New Jersey: a vegetable patch and spare bedroom for the big cities on either side.

They're back now, but Texas's few living elected Democrats, who fled to
Oklahoma pursued by minions of the law, are said to remain unrepentant.
The proximate cause was a redistricting map, but

Important battles are being waged--and won--far beyond the Beltway.

Several staggered rows of grayish papier-mâum;ché headstones have sprouted on the grassy quad of Santa Monica College--the crown jewel of Southern California's once envied and now bat

As unemployment soars, many workers are rethinking their libertarian views.

Blogs

As Congress debates the Voting Rights Act, North Carolina rushes to implement a new voter suppression law. 

July 18, 2013

Attorney General Holder, civil rights groups, legislators and newspapers seek a reconsideration of “shoot first” laws—and Stevie Wonder won't play "Stand Your Ground" states.

July 16, 2013

"We are not done demanding justice for Trayvon Martin," says Ben Jealous. So far, more than 350,000 people have signed petitions demanding federal action.

July 14, 2013

The new public education financing model is not only a progressive victory for the state, but also a common-sense national model on an issue where Congress has been derelict. 

July 10, 2013

A review of state records show that corporate lobbyists are throwing big parties for North Carolina’s Big Business–friendly politicians.

July 8, 2013

Sixteen states have called for a constitutional amendment, as have 500 communities. And a lot of the reformers are Republicans.

July 5, 2013

Why Texas Democrats should take this one seriously.

June 30, 2013

Ed Markey campaigned against cuts and won 55-44.

June 26, 2013

As school districts bolster their police forces, students across California are pushing Sacramento for restorative justice.

June 17, 2013

Health insurance companies have already raised millions to defeat a measure in 2014 to block unjustified rate hikes. 

June 17, 2013