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In one scenario, courts could affirm the gerrymandered map, extend the Republican legislature’s power grab, and allow it to lock itself in power for the foreseeable future. Read more

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What happens when a political party is able to capture and maintain power at all costs? Read more

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Republican state officials have passed legislation limiting the powers of the Attorney General and Governor-elect. Read more

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Michael Vadon

There are all kinds of bad things in the Wisconsin Republicans’ just-passed power-grab legislation. Read more

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“No person shall be…subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb…”—the Fifth Amendment. Read more

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Trump voters in swing states say they want populist reforms, and have enacted progressive change via ballot initiatives Read more

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talks about her win and what inspires her going forward. Read more

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The same activists who helped López Obrador win his bottom-up campaign hope that his victory will interrupt  a cycle of corruption that has poisoned democracy even at the very humblest local level. Read more

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James Clapper, Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency under George H. W. Bush and Director of National Intelligence under President Barack Obama speaks out against the current President. Read more

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National Economic & Social Rights Initiative

National Economic & Social Rights Initiative's Cathy Albisa explains how the organization's newly released report, "A New Social Contract," offers a path to a better world. Read more

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With increasing frequency, Republican state legislatures are moving to prevent cities, towns, villages, and counties from adopting progressive policies that diverge from state law. Wisconsin shows us how it’s done. Read more

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Nick Youngson

It's hard to defend democracy if you don't know how it works. Read more

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Science

A five-year long study shows that even small independent news outlets like “The Progressive” can have a dramatic effect on the content of national conversation. And that matters for democracy. Read more

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Trump would have the world believe that Venezuela represents a battle between democracy and dictatorship. But the reality is far more complicated. Read more

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Bolstered by powerful private interests, state governments are dangerously close to calling a Constitutional Convention. Read more

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Randy Bryce for Congress

The buzzy blue-collar candidate challenges Paul Ryan and a central tenet of American conservatism. Read more

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Remarks last week by Jeff Sessions are part of a larger campaign to vilify the press. Press freedom organizations are responding. Read more

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It’s the deliberate destruction of civility and civil society by Republicans—not only by colorful characters Trump and the Mooch, but also by low-key money man Reince Priebus. Read more

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