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Democrats gained steam in Tuesday's off-year elections, making it even more obvious that two significant Southern states are up for grabs in 2008.

The San Diego wildfires should prompt political candidates to address the fact that communities across America are ill-equipped to deal with natural and unnatural disasters.

Gone are the days of equal protection. Intense natural disasters like the California wildfires are being met with a new model: privatized disaster response.

Illegal immigrants are the invisible victims of the California
wildfires.

Some herald the election of an Indian-American Republican governor as a milestone, but the poor and black citizens of Louisiana aren't among them.

Undocumented immigrants who have survived for years living along San Diego's hillsides and canyons now find themselves left out of relief efforts in the Southern California fires.

After years of performing executions at a pace that scares the bejesus out of the civilized world, Texas has put the brakes on its machine as the Supreme Court considers lethal injection.

Jena, Louisiana, has become a national symbol of racial injustice, as civil rights activists converge on the town to protest a miscarriage of justice against six black teens.

Thousands of civil rights activists are heading to Louisiana this week to protest a case of gross injustice--and the system that supports racial inequality across America.

Opposition to the Iraq War has created some unlikely alliances in Kentucky, much to the chagrin of Senator Mitch McConnell.

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Sixteen states have called for a constitutional amendment, as have 500 communities. And a lot of the reformers are Republicans.

July 5, 2013

Why Texas Democrats should take this one seriously.

June 30, 2013

Ed Markey campaigned against cuts and won 55-44.

June 26, 2013

As school districts bolster their police forces, students across California are pushing Sacramento for restorative justice.

June 17, 2013

Health insurance companies have already raised millions to defeat a measure in 2014 to block unjustified rate hikes. 

June 17, 2013

‘Scheduling two special elections is a form of voter suppression,’ warns state senator who seeks to schedule Senate vote for same day as Christie’s re-election run.

June 8, 2013

The New Jersey governor games the election schedule, plans to appoint an unelected ‘interim’ senator and claims he’s all about ‘allowing the citizens of this state to have their say.’

June 5, 2013

It’s time to start listening to the civil engineers and unions that have, for years, decried the neglect that puts safety and the economy at risk.

May 28, 2013

Republicans are obfuscating the debate by offering a false choice between gender equality and the public financing of elections, when really the two issues are deeply linked.

May 23, 2013

A high court’s preliminary ruling indicates there is not rational basis for Governor Jan Brewer’s attempt to deny driver’s licenses for certain immigrants.

May 17, 2013