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Write-in candidate Donna Frye was the moral winner in San Diego's mayoral race.

Back in the early 1990s, the right-wing taste of the year was Newt Gingrich. He led the Republican sweep into Congress in the 1994 midterm elections.

The Los Angeles mayoral race raises difficult questions for progressives.

The results of the last election of 2004 could foretell the first serious defeat for the Bush Administration's agenda in the new Congress.

A child therapist is jailed after the law decides he took the wrong pictures.

"Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, I'm free at last!" Nope, not the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

He is using his art to publicize the injustice of the drug laws that put him away.

In the shadow of the election that returned to power the most autocratic and illegitimate government the nation has ever experienced, many are beginning to talk about "blue state" secession.

A gathering of feminists is an occasion to commiserate and to strategize.

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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

How the boys from New Jersey are trying to pay for it all—at taxpayer expense.

July 2, 2014

Yet another multibillion-dollar conflict-of-interest tangle involving the New Jersey governor and the former chairman of the Port Authority.

July 1, 2014

Conservatives attacked Cantor for indicating a willingness to support a new fix for the VRA

June 11, 2014

The real tragedy of an alleged bribery scandal in Virginia is that hundreds of thousands will be denied health insurance.

June 10, 2014

Unions representing hundreds of thousands of workers go to court against the governor.

June 10, 2014

When a federal judge tossed Wisconsin’s marriage ban, kids showed up with flowers and cops brought the cake.

June 7, 2014

A floor fight at the party’s convention ended in the governor’s favor.

May 31, 2014