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Jeff Abbott

A president who won office on an anti-corruption platform, is moving to end a United Nations agreement that supports investigations into corruption. The Guatemalan president has sought, and found, support within the U.S. Republican Party. Read more

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Tim Pierce

Here’s a prediction: Political leaders who believe people are entitled to health care, food, and housing will see their stock rise in the coming year. Read more

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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 do the Michigan and Wisconsin power grab bills mean for the future? Read more

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In its machine-gun way, Adam McKay’s ‘Vice’ strikes a fine balance, between seriocomic pop history and furious activism. 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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On power-grab bills, Wisconsin spoke, the GOP didn’t listen. Here’s the evidence. Read more

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Bush deserves credit for what he did to make the ADA happen. But federal civil rights laws are just empty symbolic gestures unless the executive branch vigorously enforces them and judges take them seriously. Read more

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The Wisconsin GOP power grab is part of a larger national strategy that attacks the pillars of democratic governance. Progressive editor-at-large Ruth Conniff lays it all out on ‘Democracy Now!’ Read more

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Claire VanValkenburg

Just before sunrise on Wednesday, a Republican-controlled senate approved bills to restrict early voting and curb the powers of the incoming governor and attorney general. Read more

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The term “lying in state” is used when former leaders are commemorated after death, and more rarely applied when leaders are in office. We look back on our coverage of the former President. Read more

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Norman Stockwell

Citizens jammed the halls and chanted outside locked hearing-room doors, while Republican legislators rushed through a series of bills designed to take power away from the incoming governor. Read more

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Zina Saunders

Republicans are using their gerrymandered control of the state to push through a slew of power-grabbing bills before the newly elected Democratic governor and attorney general can take office. Read more

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Voting for the lesser of two evils isn’t always enough to get people out to the polls, but maybe voting to reverse a trend sending us toward some version of an American apartheid is. Read more

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Michael Fleshman

Massive voter purges have been grabbing headlines while more mundane efforts are flying under the radar. Read more

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Ted Eytan

Unless candidates tell us how they’re going to pay for their healthcare promises, we better not believe them. Read more

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They’re coming to get you. As a matter of fact, they’ve been coming to get you for quite a while. Read more

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Among a slew of attacks on voters, the GOP’s longstanding effort to simply turn them off remains among the most effective. Read more

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As the 2018 midterm election approaches, the party is no longer making efforts to disguise its appeals to racism. Read more

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If Donald Trump can issue a “Presidential Alert” to everyone’s cell phone, it’s only fitting to issue a Beer Warning Alert as well. Read more

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