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  • March 20, 2003

    ‘The Inland Empire’

    It lacks beaches, but it does have the most mixed neighborhoods in California.

    Mike Davis

  • February 27, 2003

    Left Coast Notes

    At some point or another in their careers, just about every governor in the union faces some sort of recall effort.

    Marc Cooper

  • February 19, 2003

    Cleaning Up Santa Fe

    New Mexico is on the verge of joining those happy few states that have acted to rein in the extreme influence of corporate money on US politics.

    Matt Bivens

  • January 9, 2003

    He’s No Wellstone

    Minnesota’s new senator, Norm Coleman, is a dealmaker with ambitions.

    David Rubenstein

  • December 12, 2002

    Independent’s Day

    Minnesota’s Dean Barkley represents a movement with a strong state foothold.

    Micah L. Sifry


  • November 14, 2002

    How US Dealers Arm the World

    America remains a global shopping center for terrorists and others.

    Jake Bergman and Julia Reynolds

  • November 10, 2002

    Exit Jesse, Enter Saxby

    For some of progressive cast, there was at least one thin silver lining to Tuesday’s crushing Democratic defeat: For the first time in decades, Jesse Helms wasn’t running, and come January he’ll

    Jason Vest

  • November 7, 2002

    Gray Day in California

    The Republican wave that swept the country seemed to crash and recede right at the California border, but only barely.

    Marc Cooper

  • October 24, 2002

    Labor Plays Its Hand

    Unions have improved their political game but are unhappy with the results.

    David Moberg

  • October 24, 2002

    Counterforce in NY

    It’s Friday afternoon in early October at the Working Families Party’s shabby but bustling headquarters in downtown Brooklyn, and no one is going home early.

    Micah L. Sifry