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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

As unemployment soars, many workers are rethinking their libertarian views.

It's a great country. Don't let the hucksters and charlatans take it
away.

John Leonard edited and wrote the introduction to These United
States: Portraits of America
(Nation Books).

It lacks beaches, but it does have the most mixed neighborhoods in California.

At some point or another in their careers, just about every governor in the union faces some sort of recall effort.

New Mexico is on the verge of joining
those happy few states that have acted to rein in the
extreme influence of corporate money on US politics.

Minnesota's new senator, Norm Coleman, is a dealmaker with
ambitions.

Minnesota's Dean Barkley represents a movement with a strong state foothold.

Blogs

With political groups increasingly eager to buy seats on state-level benches, judges are forced to act more like politicians.

October 23, 2014

John Nichols appeared on All In with Chris Hayes Wednesday night to talk about how the minimum wage debate in Wisconsin could doom Scott Walker’s re-election campaign and tank his presidential ambitions.

October 16, 2014

Wisconsin's governor refuses to act on behalf of low-wage workers.

October 14, 2014

In an emergency ruling, the Supreme Court puts "the rule of law ahead of the Scott Walker’s political gamesmanship.”

October 9, 2014

Yes, they’re the “premier princes of dark money,” but the governor’s cool with that.

October 8, 2014

Outrage over deep budget cutbacks in key states is hurting the GOP.

October 8, 2014

Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Don Berwick is making an issue of single-payer healthcare reform.

September 5, 2014

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