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Bush v. Gore may have superficially resolved a short-run political crisis, but it has triggered a deep intellectual crisis.

We shall see very little of the charmingly simian George W. Bush—the military—Cheney, Powell et al.--will be calling the tune, and the whole nation will be on constant alert.

Al Gore will be playing a special political role in the future.

The election reveals a deep need for voting reform.

Abolishing the Electoral College is one way the Florida fiasco could be addressed.

Our drug laws, like those concerning voting, reveal bias and backward thinking.

 Powerful elements converged to determine who would be president.

The Supreme Court was determined to make George W. Bush the winner of the election.

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Following the Supreme Court’s decision gutting the VRA, we’re seeing the greatest attack on voting rights since Reconstruction.

June 24, 2014

The Texas governor is now “a better person,” he says.

June 23, 2014

In Louisiana, women’s health could prove a meaningful point of divergence between the Democratic incumbent and her Republican challengers.

June 23, 2014

McConnell raises funds for the Brent Spence Bridge by lowering construction worker wages.

June 20, 2014

Prosecutors allege the Wisconsin governor was at the center of an “expansive” strategy to bypass campaign laws.

June 20, 2014

McConnell finds himself in another tight re-election race with his career on the line, and another crisis in Iraq.

June 19, 2014

The New Jersey’s governor’s plan to run on his record of working across the aisle isn’t looking too good.

June 19, 2014

Conservative writer George Will’s highly offensive column has yet to have serious consequences for his career—but perhaps that is about the change.

June 19, 2014

The Iranians are making concessions and Congress is asking for more. 

June 18, 2014