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State and Local Elections
State and Local Elections news and analysis from The Nation
September 25, 2015
This Tattooed, Head-shaven, Straight-talking Mayor Wants to Be the Next Senator From Pennsylvania
John Fetterman talks inequality, immigration, drug legalization, same-sex marriage, “bittergate,” and how to revive post-industrial America.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
September 22, 2015
Union Busting Was a Bust for Scott Walker’s Presidential Run
The failed candidate’s core message did not resonate, and he had nothing else to offer.
September 11, 2015
Nashville Elects a Mayor Who Is Serious About Jobs, Wages, Poverty
A candidate who trusted the intelligence of voters wins a decisive victory.
August 27, 2015
Rays of Light in the Shadow of Dark Money
Amid the onslaught of anonymous political donations, some grassroots activists are gearing up for a counteroffensive. Here are five promising strategies for 2016 and beyond.
August 24, 2015
I’m a State Senator, and I’m Not Afraid of Race
It’s way past time for everyone, and certainly anyone who considers themselves a progressive, to center race in our conversations.
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July 14, 2015
Why North Carolina Is the New Selma
Selma in 1965 and North Carolina in 2015 show how far conservative white Southerners will go to maintain political power.
July 2, 2015
The ACLU Has a New Plan to Win on Criminal Justice Reform and LGBT Equality
Take the fight directly to voters.
June 25, 2015
How Andrew Cuomo Sold Out New York City Renters to a Pack of Wealthy Landlords
As protesters camp out in Albany to demand better protections for renters, lawmakers cop out on their consituents with a lukewarm rent regulation agreement.
June 25, 2015
Now the Real Obamacare Fight Begins
Three things we need right now if the Affordable Care Act is going to create a functioning and equitable healthcare system.
June 24, 2015
Congressional Democrats Introduce Ambitious New Bill to Restore the Voting Rights Act
Two years ago, the Supreme Court gutted the VRA. Senator Patrick Leahy and Congressman John Lewis have a plan to fix that.