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Corporations have directed a gusher of money to climate-change deniers in Congress.

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.

Blogs

Forty-two people are responsible for nearly a third of Super PAC spending in the 2014 election cycle.

October 31, 2014

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

October 30, 2014

Voter suppression efforts in key swing states could determine who controls the Senate and other crucial races.  

October 30, 2014

Who decides the minimum wage? In several ballot initiatives next week, the people will.

October 29, 2014

The US Chamber of Commerce is poised to spend more than any other dark-money group during the midterms.

October 29, 2014

Republicans may not be stupid, but they are shameless—and they know how to exploit the Ebola "threat." 

October 29, 2014

Obama should offer clemency to Snowden for revealing the alarming truth to the American people.

October 29, 2014

Anti-abortion groups are using fear, misinformation and possibly even illegal meddling at the polls to push a constitutional amendment that would open the door to restrictive legislation.

October 28, 2014

With campaign-finance rules collapsing, a billionaire moves last-minute money to Wisconsin Republicans.

October 28, 2014

Watch Ari Berman speak to Bill Moyers about the restrictive voter ID law in Texas.

October 27, 2014