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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

The Rev. Jesse Jackson makes the connection between struggles for collective bargaining rights in 1968 and 2011. And he urges the citizens of Wisconsin to honor Dr. King by voting Tuesday for candidates who will challenge Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's anti-worker agenda..

April 5, 2011

A contest between a conservative state Supreme Court Justice closely allied with Governor Walker and a challenger backed by labor provides a stark choice.

April 2, 2011

From Wisconsin to Indiana to right here in New York—the state capitol in Albany Wednesday night echoed as well with chants of “This is what democracy looks like” as protesters occupied the halls to protest budget cuts to education.

March 31, 2011

Could Obama and his supporters take a break from celebrating so-called no-fly zones—and take a look at what’s happening in Arizona?

March 30, 2011

Governor Scott Walker and his Republican allies tried to take the law into their own hands—violating state statutes and the Constitution in their mad rush to take away collective-bargaining rights from Wisconsin workers. But they forgot that there are still some judges who take the rule of law seriously.

March 29, 2011

Wisconsin's attorney general, a Republican, protects political allies—including anti-labor Governor Scott Walker—by refusing to uphold rule of law or Constitution.

March 29, 2011

The Republican Party of Wisconsin, which twice endorsed Joe McCarthy for the US Senate, is trying to silence a university professor who raised questions about Governor Scott Walker’s power grabs. But the Republicans can’t get their facts any straighter than McCarthy did.

March 28, 2011

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is now attempting to implement his anti-union power grab, despite a judge's order blocking the move. But Wisconsin's elected Secretary of State is standing firm for the rule of law.

March 27, 2011

When Bill Cronon, a University of Wisconsin professor, started raising questions about whether Governor Scott Walker’s attacks on labor unions might have been organized by powerful out-of-state interests, the state Republican party went after him in a classic assault on academic freedom.

March 25, 2011

Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette has successfully blocked the publication of Governor Scott Walker's anti-labor legislation for almost two weeks. Now, the courts are backing him up.

March 24, 2011