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Would Illinois rather keep an innocent man behind bars than admit a mistake?

Everyone is looking to Virginia's off-year gubernatorial contest as a Middle American barometer for 2010.

The most effective way to fight violence in schools is not the widespread "zero tolerance" model. Thankfully, Clayton County, Georgia, may have the perfect solution.

By embracing the left instead of running to the center, New Jersey's Democratic Governor Jon Corzine has revitalized his once-troubled re-election campaign.

Appalachian activists are gaining ground in a campaign to ban mountaintop removal mining.

An African-American community with New Deal roots finds some hope in a farmers' market.

The states are in critical need of federal aid to meet basic human needs.

In naming Phil Angelides as chair of the new Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, Congress has picked an aggressive, visionary reformer.

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Faith, morality and “family values” are back now that the Republican primary has moved south. 

January 19, 2012

540,208 signatures are required to force the antilabor governor to face a new election. Activists gathered almost double that number.

January 17, 2012

Facing a recall threat, Wisconsin's governor is aggressively raising money... in Austin. With a $250,000 check from the guy who funded “Swift Boat” ads, and more from Rick Perry’s inner circle, Walker’s trolling in Texas.

January 12, 2012

Iowa Republicans have announced they won’t count “Uncommitted” and “No Preference” votes.

December 27, 2011

Health Care Not Warfare campaigners propose a Democratic Caucus alternative to Obama: an uncommitted slate. Others urge caucus goers from both parties to reject current contenders and go uncommitted.

December 20, 2011

Governor Walker thinks his money can beat a recall. He’s wrong.

December 18, 2011

Progressives will march Saturday from the Koch brothers’ headquarters to the UN to demand an end to the attack on voting rights in America.

December 9, 2011

The result of the recall drive will impact the political climate.

December 5, 2011

An old campaign tape reveals that Scott Walker, who is spending millions to avert a recall election, once hailed them as democracy in action.

December 3, 2011

Even as Republican presidential contenders stake out extreme anti-labor positions in New Hampshire, unions in that state have succeeded in blocking an anti-union “Right-to-Work” law. It‘s the latest big win for labor at the state level.

November 30, 2011