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LBJ

The 50th anniversary celebrations of Johnson’s Great Society agenda should not overlook the travesties of the war. 

This multiracial, multi-issue progressive coalition is not only remobilizing in North Carolina—its model of activism is now spreading all over the South.

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.

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

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

SCOTUS

The Supreme Court affirmed the rights of gay people just as it rode roughshod over the rights of African-Americans.

Supreme Court

Activists are already moving ‘from outrage to action’ in fighting the Supreme Court’s awful VRA decision.

Ari Berman on the Supreme Court's ruling in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Greg Mitchell on the US media and Syria, Dave Zirin on the protests in Brazil

John Lewis

Nearly five decades after Bloody Sunday in Selma, he’s in the fight of his life, as the Supreme Court threatens to overturn his signature achievement.

Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama

Section 5 is as necessary today as it was in 1965, when Alabama state troopers beat freedom marchers in Selma.

Ballot

How many dysfunctional election cycles are we going to endure before we accept the necessity of this reform?

Blogs

Voter ID laws have been blocked in South Carolina and Mississippi, the latter where a Tea Party leader says women don’t deserve to vote.

October 10, 2012

Jon Husted wants Supreme Court to invalidate final three days of early voting in crucial battleground state

October 9, 2012

Despite a federal obligation to do so, the swing state’s public service agencies are accused of not providing their clients with voter registration forms.

October 9, 2012

Representative Elijah Cummings and law experts say if they are targeting people of color, a court could find True the Vote operations unlawful.

October 8, 2012

The recent spate of voting laws clearly aren't about fraud. They're about keeping young, minority voters away from the polls. 

October 5, 2012

The New Mexico GOP has been caught in a new video instructing its poll watchers to illegally enforce voter ID. A Republican congressman from the state tells The Nation that he agrees with the effort. 

October 4, 2012

Representative Daryl Metcalfe says judge who blocked state’s voter ID law yesterday enables the “entitlement mentality” and people who live off others’ labor. 

October 3, 2012

Minnesota’s communities of color are changing the narrative about the state’s voter ID amendment.

October 2, 2012

It's complicated ... especially for voters.

October 2, 2012

As many as one-in-four African-Americans will be affected by laws barring ex-felons from voting in the state.

October 1, 2012