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As America embarks on the longest, most costly presidential race in history, Russ Feingold is asking Congress to apply the brakes.

Nothing personal, but Hillary Clinton is a candidate of the past.

Affordable healthcare is rapidly emerging as the top domestic policy issue in the 2008 presidential race. Candidates, got ideas?

Thank you, Ann Coulter, for reviving the principled but media-neglected presidential candidacy of John Edwards.

This should be a time for vision and bold ideas, yet caution is the order of the day--and activist voters are demanding more.

Instead of front-loading political races with early primaries, we need a rotating calendar of regional primaries.

Outraged by his failure to stick to a far-right agenda as he pursues the presidency, Senator John McCain's conservative base in Arizona is abandoning him.

Let's face it. Hillary Clinton is not a peace candidate.

America's next President must have a big heart, an open mind and the passion to set the nation on the way to equality, opportunity, true democracy and social justice.

Jim Webb's blunt talk on populist economics challenges Democrats to craft a 2008 strategy that allows all Americans to share the wealth.

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As the RNC adds support of voter ID legislation to its platform, the DOJ backs Virginia’s voter ID law and California lawmakers pass same-day voter registration legislation.

August 24, 2012

Todd Akin, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan all have me thinking of June Jordan’s great “Poem about My Rights.”

August 22, 2012

Changes to Florida’s voting rules target people of color, and not those who have done anything wrong. Our newest community journalists reports what’s happening on the ground.

August 22, 2012

Voters are turned away because of confusion in Michigan, purges take hold in New Mexico and Iowa, and Voter ID is challenged in Pennsylvania and Tennessee.

August 10, 2012

George Lujan, the latest community journalist to join Voting Rights Watch, reports from New Mexico, where the states busy frustrating registration efforts and prepping a massive voter purge. 

August 3, 2012

Ten Pennsylvania residents have spent the past week explaining in court that they do, in fact, exist and ought to be able to vote.

August 2, 2012

With the formal shift of control of the Wisconsin state Senate to Democratic control, America’s leading anti-labor governor can no longer govern at whim.

July 18, 2012

Romney’s recent strategy appears less Rove and more schoolyard whine, serving not to attack the president’s strength but to hold a mirror up to his own weaknesses. 

July 18, 2012

Voters stand up for themselves in Texas; purge-fest spreads beyond Florida; and ALEC’s exodus continues. This and more in our voting rights news roundup.

July 13, 2012

A landmark 1944 Supreme Court decision over Texas’ Jim Crow laws changed the arc of voting history. This week, a case that’s expected to change things again began its trip to the Roberts Court.

July 12, 2012