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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.

Coal plant

The recent chemical spill is the latest chapter in a very old story: total capitulation to industry by state officials. 

Chris Christie

Oh, how we love those Republican “straight-shooters.”

Medical marijuana products at Canna Pi medical dispensary in Seattle

Legalization in the Evergreen State has led to parallel marijuana industries. Is there room for both?

Emily Brady’s Humboldt explains why the legalization of pot could cause the biggest economic bust in California’s history.

Turkey processing plant in North Carolina

The state’s unprecedented cuts to benefits for the jobless are leaving families stranded without money for food, transportation and housing.

DC Home Rule

DC autonomy is now more likely than ever, and with it will come the lifting of a ban on Medicaid coverage of abortion for local women.

Moral Mondays

An inspiring grassroots movement is fighting back against the GOP’s outrageous budget cuts and attacks on democracy.

Blogs

In Wisconsin, union activists are joining Arlo Guthrie to sing the full version of "This Land Is Your Land" -- including the class-conscious, economic-justice lines.

July 14, 2011

Despite the Republican strategy to recruit fake democrats to run in Wisconsin's primary elections, real Democrats won 70 percent of the vote.

July 13, 2011

Republicans even recruited fake Democrats to run in Tuesday's primaries. But voters chose the real Democrats by overwhelming margins.

July 13, 2011

The primary voting to choose challengers to six targeted Republican senators is just the start of the process of holding anti-labor Republican Governor Scott Walker and his legislative allies to account. 

July 12, 2011

Governor Scott Walker, Senate majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald Fitzwalkermandered districts: radically altering lines, drawing Democratic incumbents and challengers out while doing everything they could to confuse and abuse the electorate.

July 11, 2011

His budget gimmicks as governor contributed to the current crisis.

July 7, 2011

Justice David Prosser, an ally of Governor Walker, has admitted to shouting obscenities at and threatening one Supreme Court Justice. Now, he is accused of physically attacking another.

July 5, 2011

Ohio labor and community groups seeking to overturn anti-labor legislation needed 231,000 signatures to force a referendum. They exceeded the goal —by more than one million.

June 29, 2011

A sheriff who has stood up to Governor Walker and defended the rule of law is called in to investigate allegations that a Walker ally attacks a state supreme court justice.

June 28, 2011

As Justice David Prosser was battling on the state Supreme Court on behalf of Governor Walker's anti-labor agenda, he reportedly attacked a justice who disagreed with him. This is at least the second instance where Walker’s highly controversial judicial ally had been accused of abusing a female colleague on the high court.

June 25, 2011