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Now that New Mexico has ditched the death penalty, not much will change--except for the worse.

New evidence shows that water contamination may have been downplayed after December's massive coal ash spill in Tennessee.

Even though the Hawaii State Supreme Court has ruled against this huge corporate-military boondoggle, the battle isn't over yet.

How grassroots activists in Hawaii threw a wrench into plans for an environmentally hazardous superferry.

A massive coal sludge spill reveals the Tennessee Valley Authority has become a poster child for the failures of self-regulation.

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.

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One of the country's most restrictive voter ID laws will now be in effect.

March 23, 2015

Want higher turnout? No problem. Automatically register voters and allow them to vote by mail.

March 18, 2015

In Wisconsin, where another African-American man has been killed, a new law requires outside review of officer-involved deaths.

March 9, 2015

Florida officials have reportedly been banned from using the terms "climate change" and "global warming."

March 9, 2015

The Tennessee governor’s budget will subsidize students’ college tuition with cuts to college workers’ benefits.

March 6, 2015

The 2016 contender who last year warned new anti-labor measures were divisive and “a distraction” is back in for a fight with unions.

February 20, 2015

They should declare themselves now. Before it is too late.

February 11, 2015

Brazen attacks on unions threaten wages, workplace protections and more.

February 10, 2015

Sheldon Silver and the history of “Legislative Corruption”.

January 23, 2015

The late New York governor made it his mission to speak up for a moral politics and governance.

January 2, 2015