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Nader backers support Kerry more than Bush, Nation Institute poll shows.

Philosophy student Julian Johannesen and photographer Cosby Lindquist have been encamped in the neighborhoods of Columbus, Ohio, for more than a year.

A talk with David Cobb, the Green Party's presidential candidate.

In his 1988 song "Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards," British troubadour Billy Bragg promised, "The Revolution is just a T-shirt away." It's taken a while, but the 2004 election could prove Bra

Jon Wiener is on the board of the Liberty Hill Foundation.

Juliana Zuccaro and Kelly Kraus thought they were exercising their civic rights and responsibilities on August 31 when, as officers of the Network of Feminist Student Activists at the University

While controversy rages across the country over whether computerized voting machines may result in lost or manipulated votes, there is another change in the election system this year that could l

Electronic counts, unaudited touch-screen ballots, enhance opportunities for fraud.

The Democratic platform approved this week by convention delegates in Boston contains strong language regarding the party's commitment to protect the right of Americans to vote--and have their vo

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States like Texas and South Carolina have blamed the federal government for imposing on their state’s sovereignty, but President Johnson, emboldened by the heroic efforts of African Americans, had an answer for that. Watch his 1965 speech.

March 15, 2012

College students have had a hard time voting in Pennsylvania, especially black college students. Things just got a lot harder for them thanks to the voter ID laws sweeping the nation.

March 15, 2012

Yesterday’s DOJ ruling was not a surprise to Texas. They sued the federal government last year in anticipation of it. Nonetheless, Texas Republicans were appalled yesterday.

March 13, 2012

A glance at other legislation pushed by the bill’s sponsor this session reveals a flock of efforts to curtail rights of minorities: an “illegal immigration” bill, a “right to work” anti-union bill, a “14th Amendment Misapplication” bill and more.

March 12, 2012

Broaden participation through technology is a worthy goal, but American Elect's intention to get beyond partisanship is wearisome.

March 10, 2012

Republican state legislators in Pennsylvania and Florida are passing bills to require photo ID and restrict opportunities to vote. 

March 8, 2012

At least sixty-four Vermont communities have now urged Congress to amend the Constitution to overturn the Citizens United ruling. And now the movement is going national.

March 8, 2012

One researcher found 220,000 people in the state don’t have the ID now necessary to vote. A judge has blocked the law pending a full trial, meaning it won’t be in play by the state primary next month.

March 7, 2012

Republicans have invented a new bunch of boogeymen. Here’s a guide to some of the most important memes on the right. 

February 27, 2012

Legislators are telling Congress to get to work on amending the Constitution to get big money out of politics. And many of the proponents of state resolutions are also running for Congress.

February 13, 2012