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In the latest push to privatize public education, regents at the University of California have raised tuition by 32 percent.

Would Illinois rather keep an innocent man behind bars than admit a mistake?

Everyone is looking to Virginia's off-year gubernatorial contest as a Middle American barometer for 2010.

The most effective way to fight violence in schools is not the widespread "zero tolerance" model. Thankfully, Clayton County, Georgia, may have the perfect solution.

By embracing the left instead of running to the center, New Jersey's Democratic Governor Jon Corzine has revitalized his once-troubled re-election campaign.

Appalachian activists are gaining ground in a campaign to ban mountaintop removal mining.

An African-American community with New Deal roots finds some hope in a farmers' market.

The states are in critical need of federal aid to meet basic human needs.

Blogs

As Republicans game the system to pass Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's anti-union legislation, the senior member of the state senate says: “They have not just bent the law. They have broken it.”

March 10, 2011

At the end of "Capitalism: A Love Story," Michael Moore issued a poignant call to action against bankster excess and corporate abuse. In Wisconsin, he got the response he was seeking: Tens of thousands of working people chanting "We have had it!"

March 9, 2011

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Republican legislators want to arrest and punish Democrats who disagree with them. Walker’s lieutenant says the state’s on the edge of a constitutional crisis. He should know; he’s creating it.

March 7, 2011

“This movement--we'll call it the ‘Madison Movement’ (after both the town where it was born and the president who wrote our Bill of Rights) is exploding across the Midwest,” says the fimmaker. "It will be unlike anything you've seen in recent US history.”

March 5, 2011

Desperate to Governor Scott Walker's proposal to strip public-sector unions of collective-bargaining rights, Republican legislative leader starts talking of expelling Democrats who have prevented quorum needed to pass bill.

March 3, 2011

As Governor Scott Walker closes the Capitol to protesters, Assembly Democrats move out of the building to be accessible to constituents.

March 3, 2011

Top lawman refuses to help Governor Walker deny access to the state Capitol, as protests against assaults on labor rights continue.

March 2, 2011

How many Americans know that Governor Walker gave $140 million in tax breaks to corporations—right before he announced this fiscal year’s deficit of $137 million? 

March 1, 2011

Governor Scott Walker is now trying to restrict access to the state Capitol for critics of his attack on public-employee unions.

February 28, 2011

Historic rally in Madison draws union member, farmers and small-business owners to protest assault on collective bargaining. Tens of thousands rally nationwide on Saturday.

February 27, 2011