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New York activists who oppose the state's repressive drug laws are optimistic about the new political landscape but unsure of whether politicians will embrace the necessary radical reforms.

If the courts don't overturn Proposition 8, expect an initiative challenging it to appear on a California ballot.

Obama should make a serious campaign swing through Georgia to get out the vote for Senate hopeful Jim Martin.

More than two dozen polling places are reported close to a standstill as record numbers of voters cast ballots in this crucial swing state.

Charlotte Dennett is running for Vermont attorney general on a platform that includes not letting George W. Bush get away with murder.

Knocking on doors for Obama, a native son discovers how things have changed.

New York's City Council grants Mayor Michael Bloomberg the opportunity to run for a third term. He'll probably win, but will New Yorkers?

North Carolinians have fallen, surprisingly for Obama. But how hard?

So far in the once-red state of Virginia, things are going Obama's way.

In south Florida, Joe Garcia is taking on the GOP and the Cuban exile establishment.

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The bad news? Ohio’s Secretary of State swiftly limited early voting hours.

October 17, 2012

In swing states such as Colorado, the presidential race is coming down to who can turn out their voters, rather than persuading independents. 

October 15, 2012

Pennsylvania’s voter ID law is one of eleven voter suppression laws invalidated by state or federal courts in the past year.

October 2, 2012

Collective bargaining got the real refs back on the football field. It’s a useful tool that should be defended, not attacked.

September 28, 2012

 Felon voting is a legitimate part of any functioning democracy. 

September 27, 2012

As anti-immigration policymakers legalize racial profiling, a coalition of progressive Arizonans refuse to stand down. 

September 25, 2012

The overturn of Scott Walker’s anti-labor law reminds us that workers and their unions have a right to equal protection under the law.

September 17, 2012

“Collective bargaining has been restored for teachers across Wisconsin, for municipal employees across Wisconsin,” says a key union leader.

September 14, 2012

The court ruling clearly shows how voter ID laws disproportionately harm minority and low-income voters, who are more likely to vote for Democrats than Republicans.

August 30, 2012

Voter ID resurfaces in Wisconsin.

August 21, 2012