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Vermont Publisher First with Sanders Campaign Booknew

Writer and activist Jonathan Tasini was the first to get Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to admit he might run for president. Well, sort of. ...
Seven Days  |  Paul Heintz  |  07-24-2015  |  Elections

Here’s How Seven Votes Changed on the Confederate Flag Billnew

Fourteen minutes passed between the second and third House readings of the bill that called for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from Statehouse grounds. In that time, the vote count changed from 93-27 to 94-20.
Charleston City Paper  |  Paul Bowers  |  07-13-2015  |  Politics

Wisconsin Republicans would increase sales taxes to fix potholes while borrowing $1.3 billion for unneeded highway projectsnew

Do the potholes in your neighborhood look like they belong in Syria? No surprise. The conditions of Wisconsin’s roads rank third worst in the nation, according to a recent study commissioned by the Local Government of Wisconsin Institute.
Wisconsin Gazette  |  Louis Weisberg  |  05-21-2015  |  Politics

The Only Color That Matters Is Greennew

Hip-hop and hummus with bestest leftist POTUS candidate Jill Stein.
Dig Boston  |  Chris Faraone  |  05-06-2015  |  Elections

How to Give $1 Million to a Mayoral Candidatenew

Thwart the $1,000 contribution limit with this one weird trick!
Charleston City Paper  |  Paul Bowers  |  05-06-2015  |  Elections

Why Elections Matternew

A rundown of all the evil stuff being pushed through the Florida Legislature this session.
Orlando Weekly  |  Billy Manes  |  03-25-2015  |  Politics

Oregon Trail-Blazing Womennew

The portrait unveiling of former Oregon Supreme Court Justice Betty Roberts reveals more than a tribute, but a legacy that blazed the path for women like Gov. Kate Brown.
Eugene Weekly  |  Alex V. Cipolle  |  02-19-2015  |  Politics

Looking for a leader for the White Housenew

Many of us have been reading Doris Kearns Goodwin's "The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism" this year. And boy, is it relevant right now, as Americans assess the fallout from the midterm elections and prepare for the 2016 presidential race...
City Newspaper  |  Mary Anna Towler  |  11-20-2014  |  Commentary

Republican wins aren't a mandate for more warsnew

Despite the anguish that many Democrats are feeling over the midterms, the Republican takeover of the US Senate may not turn out to be an unmitigated disaster. There could even be some benefits. The GOP will finally have to do something besides criticize President Obama and question his citizenship...
City Newspaper  |  Tim Louis Macaluso  |  11-13-2014  |  Commentary

Oregon Says Yes to Marijuananew

Voters approve making recreational marijuana legal.
Willamette Week  |  Aaron Mesh  |  11-05-2014  |  Elections

Arkansas's New Day; a Historic Republican Victorynew

It's not too early to say definitively that it was a historic day in Arkansas, a triumphant Republican tidal wave that holds every promise of being here for a long time to come.
Arkansas Times  |  Max Brantley  |  11-05-2014  |  Elections

Wis. Democrats Lick Their Wounds After Gov. Scott Walker Wins Reelectionnew

Mary Burke urges supporters to continue working for their values.
Isthmus  |  Judith Davidoff  |  11-05-2014  |  Politics

D.C. Legalizes Marijuananew

At the pot legalization party, it's not about getting high.
Washington City Paper  |  Perry Stein  |  11-05-2014  |  Elections

Mary Landrieu Heads to Runoff in

As was widely predicted by pollsters, Sen. Mary Landrieu's fourth bid for the Senate ended short of victory Tuesday night. Neither she nor her Republican opponent, Rep. Bill Cassidy, could crack the 50 percent margin necessary to avoid a runoff.
Gambit  |  Kevin Allman  |  11-05-2014  |  Elections

Mary Burke has the skills, commitment and decency Wisconsin needs to prospernew

As a paper committed to progress and reform, we agree whole-heartedly with Republicans on this issue. That’s one of the many reasons we endorse Democrat Mary Burke with great confidence and enthusiasm. A vote for Burke is far more than a vote against Scott Walker. She is one of the strongest, most promising candidates running anywhere in the nation this year. Even Walker apologists have acknowledged how unique and qualified Burke is to lead the state.
Wisconsin Gazette  |  The Wisconsin Gazette  |  10-31-2014  |  Commentary

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