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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.

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.

Blogs

Progressives are making real headway on mandatory paid sick leave at the local level—but the conservative pushback is on. 

March 8, 2013

The Republican governor seeks to give an “emergency manager,” not elected officials, authority over the city.

March 6, 2013

As the national debate on comprehensive immigration reform heats up, Georgia activists are fighting racist state-level policy.

February 27, 2013

The latest proposal being floated in Pennsylvania for redistributing electoral votes has the same goal as the last plan: allowing a Republican loser to "win" the presidency.

February 5, 2013

Arkansas State Senator Jason Rapert, chief sponsor of potentially the most restrictive anti-abortion bill in the country, has friends in high places. 

February 1, 2013

The state-level right-wing agenda will continue to hit poor women on all fronts.

January 8, 2013

The three new senators being appointed by their governors will have no democratic legitimacy.

December 26, 2012

Governor Rick Snyder ignored the interests of Michigan workers to please his corporate backers. 

December 17, 2012

Just a month from Election Day states are already pining for restrictions in the next election.

December 13, 2012

What caused Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s political 180 on anti-labor legislation?

December 13, 2012