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James Willamor

If anyone is surprised by the xenophobia on display in North Carolina, they shouldn’t be. But there’s plenty of resistance, too. Read more

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The Southern Strategy was undertaken on multiple fronts—from race to religion to women’s rights. Read more

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Michael Gelen

White nationalists are building political power from within the Republican Party. Read more

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“It’s on this day that America First celebrates its independence from Crooked Hillary!” Read more

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The new law is already having a chilling effect on voting rights groups’ work to register voters in underrepresented communities. Read more

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Nevele Otseog

In an era in which states are implementing anti-immigrant measures and the federal government is caging and deporting immigrants, Georgia provides a hopeful example. Read more

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Trump’s rhetoric is both a cause and a symptom of the danger to U.S. journalists. Read more

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Now that the redacted Mueller report lays out what appears to be evidence of a president obstructing justice, it’s up to Congress. Read more

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If you want great health care, just vote for the party that has been trying to strip away decent health coverage for years, right? Read more

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“The Brink” takes down a phony “populist” provocateur. Read more

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In 2012, Kleefisch claimed that the “war on women” was fake, and a distraction from the “real war.” Read more

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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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