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Kris Kobach, Republican secretary of state for Kansas. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Some states are reviving disenfranchisement schemes that date back to the antebellum South.

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Will the Dems insist on a budget that addresses unemployment and inequality? Or will they snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by seeking “common ground”?

Selma to Montgomery march, 1965. (Bruce Davidson/Magnum)

A history of the fight for voting rights and the movement to restrict them once again.

Bill de Blasio at a rally

The mayoral hopeful is one of the most high-profile politicians to come out in support of the growing movement for low-wage workers’ rights.

Boehner

Think the Senate deal is a resounding defeat for Republicans? Think again.

John Boehner

Congress is moving to end the showdown, but will hard-liners slow everything down?

Texas Map

As the Republican Party becomes whiter and more Southern, obstructionist tactics are inevitable.

Expand medicaid

Republicans replay their Southern Strategy in an attempt to undermine the Affordable Care Act.

AmeriCorps worker

And they earn so little that missing a paycheck means a lot.

Blogs

For Christie 2016, New Hampshire is key primary territory. But Bridgegate dogs him there, too.

March 5, 2014

The unlikely allies are leading a push to reform sentencing guidelines for nonviolent drug offenders.

March 4, 2014

Sunday's march on the White House offered a reminder of just how serious young voters are about this issue.

March 3, 2014

It seems that he is, but it isn’t clear that other Republicans are taking him seriously.

March 3, 2014

The return of the left-wing fantasy that there’s no difference between Democrats and Republicans.

March 3, 2014

Rep. Lawrence Lockman made a career of making vile comments about AIDS, LGBTQ people, women, abortion and rape.

February 28, 2014

Are Alec Baldwin and Bill Maher right about the network?

February 28, 2014

The Tea Party insurgents may be troublemakers, but they don’t outweigh the Republican establishment.

February 28, 2014

A new US trade representative is a former lobbyist pushing for limits on Internet freedom and draconian intellectual property policy.

February 27, 2014

Citing costs, Republicans blocked comprehensive legislation to extend health care and education. 

February 27, 2014