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March 16, 2016
Meet the Democratic Socialist Who’s Running for New York State Senate
Bernie Sanders isn’t alone: Debbie Medina is in the race for State Senate in New York’s 18th District.
March 14, 2016
North Carolina’s Voter ID Law Could Block 218,000 Registered Voters From the Polls
The controversial restriction takes effect for the first time in the March 15 primary.
March 12, 2016
It’s Not About Trump. Our Political Culture Is Corrupt
The Southern strategy created an us-against-them politics with a perverse idea of morality.
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II
March 11, 2016
Chicago Has Spent Half a Billion Dollars on Police Brutality Cases—And It’s Impoverishing the Victims’ Communities
March 1, 2016
Prosecutor Anita Alvarez May Pay a Price for Her Handling of Cops Who Kill
The Chicago prosecutor’s handling of police brutality has dogged a tough re-election campaign.
Deborah L. Shelton
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February 23, 2016
The Gap Between New America and Old Politics
Latinos aren’t the only demographic changing the electorate.
February 13, 2016
Thousands March in North Carolina to Protest Voter Suppression
Civil-rights activists mobilize to make their voices heard at the ballot box in 2016.
February 8, 2016
New Hampshire’s New Voter-ID Law Could Lead to Longer Lines, Voter Intimidation
The controversial new voting restriction will be in full effect for the first time during Tuesday’s presidential primary.
February 4, 2016
Here’s Why 2016 May Be the Most Important Election of Our Lives
There is so much more at stake in November than control of the Supreme Court.
January 21, 2016
Countering ‘Citizens United’ With a Dose of Zephyr Teachout
One of the country’s most ardent anti-corruption activists is thinking of running for Congress.