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Voter ID

Voters in fourteen states—many with tight races—will face new restrictions at the polling booth for the first time in November.

Martin J. Sklar

You’ve probably never heard of Martin J. Sklar. But you should have.

Former Chief Justice Earl Warren on the eve of his eightieth birthday, in 1971

How did “one person, one vote” become the rule for statehouses across the country?

After the seven other burglars went public, Judi Feingold decided to come forward with the secret she thought she’d take to her grave.

At a June, Koch-organized summit, Arizona Republican Doug Ducey begged billionaire favor by linking himself to the union-busting Wisconsinite and announcing, “I can't emphasize enough the power of organizations like this.”

Democratic National Convention

Democrats would be more successful with this simple reframing.

The petrochemical industry is devastating the state, but no candidates dare take it on.

Greg Orman

Feisty independent Greg Orman is polling well against GOP Senator Pat Roberts, a shill for Big Money in this reddest of red states.

Their extremist policies have made them so vulnerable that corporate America is scrambling to save them.

Blogs

This time, the populist hero appears to push the door open to a presidential run.

October 22, 2014

Campaign-finance operations have mutated at a frightening pace each successive election since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision—and this year may represent the apex.

October 22, 2014

Should the guy moderating a Senate election debate think that the midterm Senate elections are important?

October 21, 2014

Be afraid, be very afraid.

October 21, 2014

Law professor and State Senator Jamie Raskin is planning on introducing a bill that could put a dent in corporations’ ability to influence our elections.  

October 21, 2014

Mitch McConnell isn’t a stranger to doubting science—he also pushed back on medical anti-smoking claims while accepting lavish industry gifts.

October 21, 2014

In three of four major voting rights cases in the past month, the Supreme Court has ruled to restrict voting rights. 

October 20, 2014

Eric on this week’s concerts and releases and Reed on how the gaffe-obsessed political press is doing a disservice to democracy.

October 20, 2014

Hillary Clinton may not be a populist, but she is a savvy politician.

October 17, 2014

It may be tough to get voters enthused about midterm elections, but organizers working to get black women to the polls are determined.

October 17, 2014