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California has often spun the cautionary tales of American progress.
Smog. Sprawl. Ronald Reagan.

Republicans are running it as a shell game to distract from their misdeeds--don't play along.

The Administration appears to be bent on teaching liberal states a lesson.

His daddy, his appointees at FERC and his old buddies at Enron screwed the state, but good.

New Jersey: a vegetable patch and spare bedroom for the big cities on either side.

They're back now, but Texas's few living elected Democrats, who fled to
Oklahoma pursued by minions of the law, are said to remain unrepentant.
The proximate cause was a redistricting map, but

Important battles are being waged--and won--far beyond the Beltway.

Several staggered rows of grayish papier-mâum;ché headstones have sprouted on the grassy quad of Santa Monica College--the crown jewel of Southern California's once envied and now bat

Blogs

The Supreme Court may want more money in politics, but the American people do not. Wisconsin towns, villages and cities overwhelmingly back a call to amend big money out of politics.

April 3, 2014

Communities nationwide are calling for a constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics. On Tuesday, Wisconsin towns will join the fight.

March 31, 2014

Wisconsin and Ohio are the latest GOP-controlled states to limit access to the ballot.

March 28, 2014

Fourty-seven town meetings tell legislators and Congress it's time for a money-out-of-politics amendment.

March 24, 2014

And they're raking in a lot of money regardless of how well their funds perform, Fang says on All In with Chris Hayes.

March 20, 2014

In a big-city test of the “Fight for 15” movement, 100 Chicago precincts vote “yes.” Wage hikes are a potent issue that could swing the Illinois governor race.

March 19, 2014

“[It] doesn’t make any sense for us to be sending Vermont’s hard-earned tax dollars to some bank on Wall Street which couldn’t care less about Vermont or Vermonters.”

March 9, 2014

National outcry put Arizona’s discrimantory bill in the spotlight, but at least four other states are still considering similar bills.

February 27, 2014

Feds find Republican created pressure for “bias toward employers”—and against jobless workers.

February 27, 2014

The controversial governor says he should be judged by his inner circle. Fair enough.

February 25, 2014