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Moral Mondays

The state’s rightward lurch mobilized thousands, but the progressive movement behind Moral Mondays has deep, enduring roots.

After beating his Tea Party opponent, establishment conservative Thad Cochran should remember how hard African-Americans fought for the right to vote in the state.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

If we can do it in North Carolina, don’t tell me we can’t do it across America.

California fracking protest

The California governor wants to be known as a climate leader. But he has said yes to fracking—for now.

Jerry Brown

He’s brought the state back from the brink—and is poised to easily win re-election.

The “botched” execution of Clayton Lockett should shatter the illusion that lethal injection is neither cruel nor unusual.

Cowboy Indian Alliance

If the Nevada rancher is forced to pay taxes or grazing fees, he should pay them to the Shoshone.

Shenna Bellows

Shenna Bellows can’t match the millions of her opponent. But she’s dialing for activists, not dollars.

Chris Christie

While trumpeting “pension reform,” the New Jersey governor placed retiree assets in the hands of hedge fund managers bankrolling his political career.

Blogs

She makes moves to challenge Andrew Cuomo from the left as Working Families Party candidate.

May 30, 2014

A bill to block renewable energy standards is the product of an aggressive campaign by conservative groups to undermine laws that encourage the development of clean energy.

May 29, 2014

‘Wide and luminous’ or ‘grid-locked and addled on speed’?

May 22, 2014

Local votes with national implications see farmers and allies prove the power of local democracy.

May 21, 2014

Three of the state’s five clinics may have to close their doors. Here’s what’s at stake.

May 15, 2014

Christie, Booker and Democratic party bosses, along with the charter school movement, suffer a huge defeat.

May 14, 2014

Counties and cities are posing a challenge to the Obama administration, whose immigration enforcement mechanisms lean heavily on the partnership between federal and local agents.

May 2, 2014

Voting rights groups allege that Ohio early voting cuts disproportionately burden black voters 

May 1, 2014

The Supreme Court may want more money in politics, but the American people do not. Wisconsin towns, villages and cities overwhelmingly back a call to amend big money out of politics.

April 3, 2014

Communities nationwide are calling for a constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics. On Tuesday, Wisconsin towns will join the fight.

March 31, 2014