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

The rise and precipitous fall of the adulterous, anti-stimulus governor of South Carolina.

In the nation's reddest state, Salt Lake City queers are making big love.

Mark Sanford today took the apology press conference to a whole new level, removing yet another name from the ever-shortening list of 2012 GOP presidential contenders.

Navajos say "No!" as the return of uranium mining threatens to despoil their lands and health.

The TVA's efforts to clean up after its massive coal ash spill may create even more health hazards.

The Massachusetts healthcare reform model may rest on impeccable political logic, but it's economic and medical nonsense

The legalization of same-sex marriage in Vermont could be a signal of where the freedom-to-marry movement is heading.

Now that New Mexico has ditched the death penalty, not much will change--except for the worse.

New evidence shows that water contamination may have been downplayed after December's massive coal ash spill in Tennessee.

Blogs

First, cut the budget so students can’t get the courses they need. Then, bring in for-profit companies.

March 14, 2013

While unions have taken a battering in recent years, the US once exported labor rights to the world.

March 10, 2013

Progressives are making real headway on mandatory paid sick leave at the local level—but the conservative pushback is on. 

March 8, 2013

The Republican governor seeks to give an “emergency manager,” not elected officials, authority over the city.

March 6, 2013

As the national debate on comprehensive immigration reform heats up, Georgia activists are fighting racist state-level policy.

February 27, 2013

The latest proposal being floated in Pennsylvania for redistributing electoral votes has the same goal as the last plan: allowing a Republican loser to "win" the presidency.

February 5, 2013

Arkansas State Senator Jason Rapert, chief sponsor of potentially the most restrictive anti-abortion bill in the country, has friends in high places. 

February 1, 2013

The state-level right-wing agenda will continue to hit poor women on all fronts.

January 8, 2013

The three new senators being appointed by their governors will have no democratic legitimacy.

December 26, 2012

Governor Rick Snyder ignored the interests of Michigan workers to please his corporate backers. 

December 17, 2012