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Is The Koch Network Winning Its War On Occupational Licensing?
How One Conservative Group Plans To Maintain Republicans’ Grip On State Legislatures
This year, reporters got an unusual glimpse at ALEC's priorities heading into the next round of redistricting in 2021.
It Took Decades, But The Anti-New Deal Crusaders Have Triumphed
A decades-long campaign by a handful of well-heeled foundations has succeeded in laundering ideas through academia into law.
Inside The Christian Legal Army Weakening the Church-State Divide
New documents offer a window into the ideology embraced by a Christian-right legal powerhouse that enjoys unprecedented influence throughout the Trump administration.
The Powerful Role Confusion Plays In American Elections
As laws making it harder to vote spread across the country, an additional and often unnoticed barrier comes with them: confusion.
Get Ready For A Post-Election Push To Slash Social Programs
Following last year’s tax cut, Republicans have been plotting to cut social insurance in the name of debt reduction — but wanted to wait until after the election to do so.
Democrats Must Become The Party Of Freedom
By reclaiming the idea of "freedom," Democrats can push back on America's rightward drift.
The Amazing Disappearing Voter
Voter purges have become the right’s new voter suppression tool of choice.
Americans Are More Vulnerable Than Ever, And The Gig Economy Isn’t Helping
As Americans carry greater risk, the gig economy is both a symptom and a cause of America’s fraying social contract.
The Great Risk Shift That Helped Deliver Donald Trump
Americans are carrying greater risk as political and corporate leaders slash the insurance system meant to help them deal with it.
What Is Social Insurance? Why Does It Matter?
An introduction to our new series.
The North Carolina GOP Is Trying Every Trick To Keep A Supreme Court Seat
Anita Earls has been the North Carolina GOP’s chief antagonist in the courtroom. Now she’s running for a seat on the state Supreme Court as a GOP threat to pack the court looms.
Georgia Governor’s Race Is Epic Showdown Over Voting Rights
This year's election could determine how people vote in Georgia for decades.
The Future Of 1.4 Million Floridians With Felony Convictions Is On The Ballot In November
Florida is one of four states with a constitution that permanently disenfranchises residents with felony records. This election could change that.
Democrats Need Voters’ Help To Fix Gerrymandering. Will They Get It?
A constellation of liberal groups is trying to make voting rights issues like gerrymandering and automatic voter registration the ones that get voters to the polls.
Stolen Elections, Voting Dogs And Other Fantastic Fables From The GOP Voter Fraud Mythology
The GOP has cried “voter fraud” for decades — and used it as justification to target minorities at the polls.
Today’s Voter Suppression Tactics Have A 150 Year History
Rebels in the post-Civil War South perfected the art of excluding voters, but it was yankees in the North who developed the script.
The Battle For The Right To Vote Has Never Been Won
Now we’re losing ground.
Islamophobia in the Time of Trump
Disappointed By Trump, The Alt-Right Seeks A NATO For Nativists
ISIS Has Lost Land, But It Still Has a Giant Foothold In Cyberspace
American Rifle: A Biography of the AR-15
Are We Finally Seeing Good Climate News from the US and China?
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