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April 9, 2021
The Last Time People Tried to Get Baseball to Move the All-Star Game
A decade ago, a similar call to move the All-Star Game failed. What has changed?
April 8, 2021
Are Virginia Democrats Running Progressive Challengers Out of the 2021 Primary?
Three Black candidates primarying centrist incumbents just got blocked from the ballot for paperwork problems that candidates usually get to fix. What’s going on?
April 8, 2021
Karen Carter Peterson’s Ready to Bring Some ‘Don’t Mess Around’ Progressivism to D.C.
The New Orleans legislator is for Medicare For All, a Green New Deal, and living wages. And she knows how to call out white supremacists.
April 7, 2021
Yes, Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Justin Fairfax Just Compared Himself to Emmett Till
He blamed front-runner Terry McAuliffe for treating him like Till and George Floyd when he faced women’s claims of sexual assault in 2019.
April 6, 2021
Betsy DeVos Takes Her Assault on Public Schools Back to the States
A DeVos-backed group is pouring money into a statewide education race in Wisconsin, which will be decided Tuesday.
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April 1, 2021
Everything You Need to Know About Georgia’s New Anti-Voting Law
It’s tailor-made to stop the expansion of the electorate that doomed Republicans in 2020 and 2021. Here’s how to fight back.
March 25, 2021
America’s Most Dim-Witted Critic of Voting Rights Is Trump’s Pick for Georgia Secretary of State
No one in Congress makes worse arguments for undermining democracy than Jody Hice. So, of course, Trump wants him running elections.
March 19, 2021
The Campaign Against Gavin Newsom Sets Its Targets on Social Justice
An effort to recall the California governor is aimed at blocking progress toward reducing wealth inequality and mass incarceration.
March 18, 2021
Steve Phillips: How the Democrats Can Win in Ohio
Plus Carol Sobel on Black Lives Matter vs. the LAPD.
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March 5, 2021
The Supreme Court Is Poised to Find New Ways to Disenfranchise Black Voters
If the court gives the go-ahead to two new, blatantly discriminatory voting laws, we can say goodbye to free and fair elections.