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The caucus was raucous and the rancor will continue for weeks. But if you're a Democrat in the Lone Star State, these are good times, baby.

Hillary Clinton may have won Texas, but the huge crowds participating for the first time in the primary and caucuses were there mainly because of Barack Obama.

As a crucial primary looms, Democrats in Texas have gotten the Party started again, as the state continues its remarkable shift from red to blue.

The white working-class vote is on the line--so is the myth of Clinton-era good times.

Maryland progressive activist Donna Edwards upset veteran Congressman Al
Wynn in a Democratic "fight for the soul of the party" primary,
confirming that sentiment for change extends well beyond

Who knew provisional voting could be a teaching moment?

The Golden State's lesson for Clinton and Obama is that they each need to craft a more daring politics of transcendence.

Latinos supported Hillary Clinton in the chaotic Nevada caucuses, but how much do her policies support them?

As Clinton and Obama square off in South Carolina, a window opens on the fractured state of black politics. It's been an extended soul search. And it ain't over yet.

In California, sex offenders face the specter of incarceration without end.

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Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Don Berwick is making an issue of single-payer healthcare reform.

September 5, 2014

Lessons from Missouri should steer us toward new national policies and an embrace of policing that respects civil liberties.

August 15, 2014

A big primary win and solid poll numbers put a Democrat in serious contention against Wisconsin’s governor.

August 13, 2014

Californians fighting domestic violence say there’s a new way to help keep families safe.

August 11, 2014

A federal judge denies a preliminary injunction against North Carolina’s harsh new voting law. 

August 9, 2014

The NPVIC might help make the American vote count by transforming US presidential elections into a truly reformed one person, one vote practice. 

August 6, 2014

New York’s governor should accept the Democratic challenger’s proposal for debates about corruption—and more.

July 29, 2014

The federal government and civil rights groups want the state's anti-voting law blocked before the 2014 midterms. 

July 7, 2014

Don’'t expect the Democrats to pick up the issue, however, in red states where Senate candidates are already on shaky ground.

July 7, 2014

There is much to celebrate in Mississippi, yet America still needs a year of action on voting rights. 

July 2, 2014