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California flag

Local and state governments are gaining the ability to restore basic services and infrastructure.

Tea Partiers

Obama’s re-election inspired residents of states like Louisiana and Alabama to push for independence from the rest of the country. They should be careful what they wish for.

Natural gas drilling rig

In small hamlets and tiny towns you’ve never heard of, grassroots activists are taking a stand in what could be the final showdown for Earth’s future.

California

The shifting demographics of California are producing an American electoral majority that is more progressive.

Voting in Hoboken, New Jersey

County clerks are reporting inaccessible polling stations, damaged absentee ballots and mass confusion about where and how to vote on Tuesday.

No TV ads, no fancy consultants. The staunchly progressive Vermont senator is coasting toward re-election by talking about real issues, listening to voters and organizing.

Elizabeth Warren

The campaign”s final stretch finds Warren with a small lead and a revved-up volunteer base.

Turnout for a popular ballot measure that would fully legalize marijuana could determine whether Obama or Romney wins this important swing state.

California has gutted the budget for what was once a shining example of public higher education, leaving students saddled with more debt and fewer options. 

Electoral map

Democrats have a rich opportunity to push electoral reform at the state level.

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