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California inspires people to think big, and to write big books. Take, for example, Kevin Starr.

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.

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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

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

July 2, 2014