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The institutional neglect that brought Minnesota's Republicans into power has led to tragedy and scandal.

Weary of tax cuts for the rich, state politicians are rethinking their aversion to tax-and-spend.

Billy Sothern, member of the legal team that represented Patrick Kennedy, convicted of child rape, in a landmark Supreme Court death penalty decision this week, explained the issues at stake in this 2007 essay.

What can the nation learn from the Golden State's struggles to deal with its immigrant population?

As the two top-ranked college teams clash on Saturday, the world stops, vote-counting is halted in a tight Congressional race and cities brace for violence.

Poverty, race and obesity have a lot in common. In Alabama an underfunded federal program addresses the problem by providing fresh produce to low-income residents and seniors.

Thanks to a thoughtful grassroots campaign, voters in South Dakota rejected a draconian abortion ban.

The electoral process worked for pro-choice advocates in South Dakota,
overturning an abortion ban with a grassroots appeal to keep the government out of citizens' personal lives.

Joe Lieberman won an idiosyncratic victory. He holds his seat despite his relentless support for Iraq, rather than because of it.

Republican adman Scott Howell has racked up a startling Democratic body count with his signature hyperemotional style. Will his attack on Harold Ford Jr. succeed or backfire?

Blogs

In a victory for the Fast Food workers movement, New York’s governor has created a path for wage increases through executive action.

May 13, 2015

Texas messes with the Feds.

May 8, 2015

And other lies your local Officer Friendly tells you.

April 14, 2015

Allies of the Wisconsin governor are spending heavily to get control of Wisconsin’s Supreme Court.

April 6, 2015

Pressed by GOP mayor and state’s largest paper, governor moves to rework law condemned by LGBT groups.

March 31, 2015

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