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Kris Kobach, Republican secretary of state for Kansas. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Some states are reviving disenfranchisement schemes that date back to the antebellum South.

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Will the Dems insist on a budget that addresses unemployment and inequality? Or will they snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by seeking “common ground”?

Selma to Montgomery march, 1965. (Bruce Davidson/Magnum)

A history of the fight for voting rights and the movement to restrict them once again.

Bill de Blasio at a rally

The mayoral hopeful is one of the most high-profile politicians to come out in support of the growing movement for low-wage workers’ rights.

Boehner

Think the Senate deal is a resounding defeat for Republicans? Think again.

John Boehner

Congress is moving to end the showdown, but will hard-liners slow everything down?

Texas Map

As the Republican Party becomes whiter and more Southern, obstructionist tactics are inevitable.

Expand medicaid

Republicans replay their Southern Strategy in an attempt to undermine the Affordable Care Act.

AmeriCorps worker

And they earn so little that missing a paycheck means a lot.

Blogs

A new Gallup poll shows that the health care bill has resulted in fewer young adults without health insurance. 

September 22, 2011

Right-wingers are attacking Ben Bernanke for taking modest steps to bolster the economy. But the Fed is not doing nearly enough.

September 22, 2011

Is the DC media really this confused about public opinion on taxing millionaires?

September 22, 2011

Several members of Congress addressed Medicaid supporters at a rally on Capitol Hill, aimed at protecting the program from potentially painful cuts. 

September 21, 2011

Here are the words of Troy Anthony Davis, due to be executed today by the state of Georgia

September 21, 2011

The path to the Republican nomination will require Romney to promise things that are anathema to mainstream voters.

September 21, 2011

Cynthia Archer, a longtime Walker aide and now target of an FBI investigation, played a central role in advancing his controversial budget-repair bill.

September 20, 2011

For the second time in as many weeks, “centrist” Democrats have emerged to criticize any semblence of liberalism from the president. 

September 20, 2011

Troy Davis's case is an "international human rights violation question," says Harris-Perry.

September 20, 2011

The Texas Governor addressed pro-Israel activists in New York, telling them he would be a stauncher ally than President Obama.

September 20, 2011