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What the wake-up call is really telling us.

As GM shutters a plant, an Ohio city in decline struggles to imagine a future.

A growing number of Californians are organizing to develop solutions.

Savage budget cuts and political dysfunction are tearing California's social infrastructure apart.

Martha Coakley's loss in Massachusetts put on display the monumental miscalculations by which Obama has governed.

University of Texas football coach Mack Brown is getting a $2 million bonus while the rest of campus is tightening its belt.

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.

Blogs

Sheldon Silver and the history of “Legislative Corruption”.

January 23, 2015

The late New York governor made it his mission to speak up for a moral politics and governance.

January 2, 2015

Dem’s Keystone crap-shoot won’t save Landrieu, but it will help Republicans realize their pipeline pipedream.

November 13, 2014

Republicans should be dubious about a presidential prospect who isn’t able to attract new supporters.

November 6, 2014

Amid disappointing election results, progressives won big on one campaign: raising the minimum wage.

November 5, 2014

On a bleak night, advocates of tougher gun laws pretty much ran the table.

November 5, 2014

Yes, the fight for control of the Senate matters. But so do the gubernatorial races.

November 4, 2014

Conservative dark money spends big to tell young voters in battleground states about pro-pot, anti-war “progressive” third-party candidates.

November 2, 2014

Using bait-and-switch strategies and confusing language, anti-choice advocates are trying to restrict access to safe, legal abortion.

October 31, 2014

Focusing on state races where he can generate turnout makes political and policy sense for Obama.

October 30, 2014