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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

Thirty Republican legislators join Democrats and independents to demand a constitutional amendment.

May 1, 2013

A new study highlights the vital role high African-American turnout played in 2012. Activists say voters were “outraged and energized” over threats to voting rights. Both parties should take notice.

April 29, 2013

With HB 2169, which prohibits the use of student fees for political advocacy, students are the new victims of Arizona's right-wing regime. 

April 12, 2013

The Superintendent of Public Instruction, who campaigned as an advocate for public education, was reelected with the message, "We can and must meet our constitutional obligation to invest in all of our kids.”

April 3, 2013

Wisconsin's state Superintendent of Public Instruction runs for reelection as a critic of Scott Walker's attacks on teacher unions, funding cuts and vouchers proposals.

April 1, 2013

Who's getting all the government handouts? Corporations. And more than you might think.

April 1, 2013

Walker's planned memoir, identified as a "call to action" for conservatives, is widely seen as an opening gambit in his play for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

March 26, 2013

Detroit voters opposed Michigan Governor Snyder 20-1, rejecting his agenda overwhelmingly. Now he has grabbed control of the city.

March 25, 2013

First, cut the budget so students can’t get the courses they need. Then, bring in for-profit companies.

March 14, 2013

While unions have taken a battering in recent years, the US once exported labor rights to the world.

March 10, 2013