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Even though the Hawaii State Supreme Court has ruled against this huge corporate-military boondoggle, the battle isn't over yet.

How grassroots activists in Hawaii threw a wrench into plans for an environmentally hazardous superferry.

A massive coal sludge spill reveals the Tennessee Valley Authority has become a poster child for the failures of self-regulation.

New York activists who oppose the state's repressive drug laws are optimistic about the new political landscape but unsure of whether politicians will embrace the necessary radical reforms.

If the courts don't overturn Proposition 8, expect an initiative challenging it to appear on a California ballot.

Obama should make a serious campaign swing through Georgia to get out the vote for Senate hopeful Jim Martin.

More than two dozen polling places are reported close to a standstill as record numbers of voters cast ballots in this crucial swing state.

Charlotte Dennett is running for Vermont attorney general on a platform that includes not letting George W. Bush get away with murder.

Knocking on doors for Obama, a native son discovers how things have changed.

New York's City Council grants Mayor Michael Bloomberg the opportunity to run for a third term. He'll probably win, but will New Yorkers?

Blogs

Wisconsin groups and activists have for a full year maintained an epic mass mobilzation on behalf of labor rights. 

February 14, 2012

Legislators are telling Congress to get to work on amending the Constitution to get big money out of politics. And many of the proponents of state resolutions are also running for Congress.

February 13, 2012

Wisconsin's Scott Walker is positioning himself as the next Reagan by making union-busting a GOP sacrament. Conservatives are eating it up. But will a recall derail him?

February 11, 2012

The perennial swing state’s wealthiest finance institutions and conservative political operatives are banding together to disenfranchise millions of voters, according to a new report.

February 10, 2012

Clint Eastwood talked up American workers in a moving Super Bowl ad, but images from Madison protests were altered to leave out teachers' union signs.

February 6, 2012

Wisconsin’s union-busting governor traveled to Arizona and urged conservatives to join him in fighting public-employee unions. Now, the group he addressed is spearheading an anti-labor agenda that seeks to out-Walker Walker.

February 2, 2012

All the votes cast in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina still don't add up to the number of petition signatures seeking the removal of Scott Walker.

January 28, 2012

As two more aides to Scott Walker are charged in “John Doe” probe that reveals massive illegal fundraising, the anti-labor governor heads toward a recall election with a big new headache.

January 26, 2012

Winning the favor of Florida’s Cuban-Americans, and Senator Marco Rubio in particular, is important for any Republican presidential aspirant.

January 25, 2012

Mitt Romney’s lead over Newt Gingrich has shrunk, but he’s still set to do well in a state that was supposed to be hostile to him. Rick Perry dropping out is unlikely to substantially change that. 

January 19, 2012