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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

Republican presidential candidate plays the “wrath of God” card, then her campaign says she was just joking... about natural disasters.

August 29, 2011

Cheney’s autobiography defends his outrageous legacy as George W. Bush’s prince regent. But where’s the chapter on his heroic service in Vietnam?

August 27, 2011

If the consumer activist wins she will become an essential spokesperson for progressive values in national economic, regulatory and fiscal policy debates.

August 26, 2011

The former senator is organizing a national push to get Democrats on the Congressional “super-committee” to commit to fight cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, to oppose any giveaways to corporations and to tax the billionaires.

 

August 24, 2011

Some Republican presidential candidates are pretending Qaddafi's ouster isn't happening. Others are pretending Obama had nothing to do with it. And then there's Mitt Romney. 

August 24, 2011

Perry has proclaimed Texas a model worth replicating at the national level, yet the state's woefully inept public services have created social problems that deserve swears, not swagger.

August 23, 2011

The GOP’s CEO candidate revealed his allegiances in the battle to disengage democracy with his declaration that “corporations are people, too, my friend."

August 20, 2011

Instead, of making a comeback bid for office, Russ Finegold will be organizing and campaign as a citizen with much to say about foreign policy and the need for sweeping reform of our politics.

August 19, 2011

Some conservatives have disapprovingly noted Rick Perry’s penchant for sharing government funds with campaign contributors. 

August 18, 2011

Eric clears away the brush with reviews and T-Mobile struggles, and Reed envisions the post-Citizen United American democracy.

August 18, 2011