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In naming Phil Angelides as chair of the new Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, Congress has picked an aggressive, visionary reformer.

The rise and precipitous fall of the adulterous, anti-stimulus governor of South Carolina.

In the nation's reddest state, Salt Lake City queers are making big love.

Mark Sanford today took the apology press conference to a whole new level, removing yet another name from the ever-shortening list of 2012 GOP presidential contenders.

Navajos say "No!" as the return of uranium mining threatens to despoil their lands and health.

The TVA's efforts to clean up after its massive coal ash spill may create even more health hazards.

The Massachusetts healthcare reform model may rest on impeccable political logic, but it's economic and medical nonsense

The legalization of same-sex marriage in Vermont could be a signal of where the freedom-to-marry movement is heading.

Now that New Mexico has ditched the death penalty, not much will change--except for the worse.

New evidence shows that water contamination may have been downplayed after December's massive coal ash spill in Tennessee.

Blogs

As governor, Romney worked against gay adoption and anti-bullying efforts. 

October 29, 2012

In both debates, Romney has said he worked with Democrats as governor and would do so as president. His record suggests otherwise. 

October 17, 2012

The bad news? Ohio’s Secretary of State swiftly limited early voting hours.

October 17, 2012

In swing states such as Colorado, the presidential race is coming down to who can turn out their voters, rather than persuading independents. 

October 15, 2012

Pennsylvania’s voter ID law is one of eleven voter suppression laws invalidated by state or federal courts in the past year.

October 2, 2012

Collective bargaining got the real refs back on the football field. It’s a useful tool that should be defended, not attacked.

September 28, 2012

 Felon voting is a legitimate part of any functioning democracy. 

September 27, 2012

As anti-immigration policymakers legalize racial profiling, a coalition of progressive Arizonans refuse to stand down. 

September 25, 2012

The overturn of Scott Walker’s anti-labor law reminds us that workers and their unions have a right to equal protection under the law.

September 17, 2012

“Collective bargaining has been restored for teachers across Wisconsin, for municipal employees across Wisconsin,” says a key union leader.

September 14, 2012