The Law That Just Passed In Ne...

Jan 16, 2019 by

The state had some of the worst voting laws in the country. It’s about to have some of the best.

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Donald Trump and His Team of M...

Jan 15, 2019 by

Nobody left besides those with no reputation to lose.

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California’s “Skip the Slip” b...

Jan 15, 2019 by

A legislator in the California Assembly has introduced a bill that, if passed, would require retailers to make digital receipts the default instead of paper.

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I’m a Dreamer and a Rhodes Sch...

Jan 11, 2019 by

A person shouldn’t have to be a “genius” or “economically productive” to have access to equal opportunity.

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Already reeling from tariff wa...

Jan 9, 2019 by

Fourth-generation crop farmer John Boyd checks the condition of a soybean field Tuesday in Baskerville, Va. Because of the government shutdown, Boyd has not received his crucial soybean subsidies.

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Why Those Who Loathe Trump Fin...

Jan 9, 2019 by

Throughout our country’s history politics have always been divisive, so much so that the Civil War was fought over slavery, at times pitting neighbor against neighbor, brother against brother.

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It’s Payday for Many Federal W...

Jan 8, 2019 by

Tanisha Keller, a single mother who works for the federal Census Bureau, used to live paycheck to paycheck. Now, she is living nothing to nothing.

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U.S. Carbon Pollution Surged i...

Jan 8, 2019 by

It’s an ominous sign for America’s ability to meet its goals under the Paris Agreement on climate change.

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This Deep-Red State Decided to...

Jan 2, 2019 by

Call it the Alabama miracle.

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Jay Inslee Is Betting He Can W...

Jan 2, 2019 by

The Washington governor believes his focus on the environment will resonate with voters. But can he persuade enough Americans to pay attention to him?

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Trump Imperils the Planet

Dec 27, 2018 by

Endangered species, climate change — the administration is taking the country, and the world, backward.

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The Disturbing Trend Behind Am...

Dec 21, 2018 by

The majority of those deaths were suicides.

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Republicans are not prepared f...

Dec 20, 2018 by

I love my parents. But they are Conservative, Trump supporting, selectively racist Republicans who eschew the news because “it’s always bad/depressing” (except when they watch Fox.) The Primetime news hour is “time for Wheel of Fortune.” And they are totally unprepared for what’s coming.

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Congress just passed the most ...

Dec 20, 2018 by

The First Step Act adopts significant, but modest, criminal justice reforms.

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This Year’s Extreme Weather Sh...

Dec 20, 2018 by

“You have to think 10, 20, 30, and 100 years ahead. And nobody budgets or plans for that.”

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10 endangered species the Trum...

Dec 19, 2018 by

A new report describes the 10 species most at risk from policies proposed by the current administration.

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Trump’s White House Will Have ...

Dec 18, 2018 by

The bill is now on the mayor’s desk.

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What’s on the Horizon fo...

Dec 17, 2018 by

A new Congress means shifting politics and priorities. Here’s what multifamily will be focused on in the year ahead.

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Leaked Memo: Government Scient...

Dec 11, 2018 by

Despite legal concerns, the administration is pushing ahead.

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The Tax-Code Shift That’s Chan...

Nov 27, 2018 by

Nonprofit groups that used to focus their energies on litigation and education are structuring themselves to be political players.

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Blue Wave, Red Town

Nov 26, 2018 by

How my middle school guidance counselor became the first Democratic state representative elected in Bedford, New Hampshire, since 1934.

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The New Politics of Climate Ch...

Nov 16, 2018 by

The dust is settling on the 2018 midterms—and no plan to fight global warming has emerged unscathed.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s War on...

Nov 9, 2018 by

The former California governor helped support multiple ballot measures this year that will change how legislative districts are drawn. He already has his eye on more reforms in 2020.

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‘Black girl magic’...

Nov 8, 2018 by

Victories mark unprecedented level of success for black female judicial candidates in Harris county, which includes Houston

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Three take-aways from the R...

Nov 8, 2018 by

Who won? It depends on which of these results you think is most important and how national politics plays out in months and years ahead.

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Muslim women, Native Americans...

Nov 7, 2018 by

Voters in the 2018 midterms chose to elect candidates who look, worship, and love like them.

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Science Returns to the House

Nov 7, 2018 by

The Committee on Science, Space, and Technology may finally live up to its name.

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Big Oil and Gas Are Spending T...

Nov 6, 2018 by

The campaigns against ballot measures in three states have amassed $81 million.

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Pentagon socialism

Nov 2, 2018 by

Militarizing the economy in the name of defense.

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Don’t compare the US surviving...

Nov 2, 2018 by

It is tempting to find reassurance in the comparison: America survived the turmoil, division and bloodshed of 1968. I find no basis for such solace.

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