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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.
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