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Going Postalnew

The husband of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein has been selling post offices to his friends, cheap.
East Bay Express  |  Peter Byrne  |  09-18-2013  |  Politics

How San Diego Progressives Ended Bob Filner's Political Careernew

For the first time, Donna Frye, Marco Gonzalez and Cory Briggs talk in detail about why they did what they did.
San Diego CityBeat  |  David Rolland  |  09-18-2013  |  Politics

Indiana Right-to-Work Law Ruled Unconstitutionalnew

A Lake County judge has ruled Indiana's right-to-work law unconstitutional, saying it requires unions to perform services for which they can't be compensated.
NUVO  |  Lesley Weidenbener  |  09-10-2013  |  Politics

Should the government pay for Bradley Manning's gender reassignment surgery?new

Shortly after Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for passing classified documents to WikiLeaks in one of the biggest security breaches in recent history, he announced that he was transgendered.
Charleston City Paper  |  Leah Rhyne  |  09-04-2013  |  Commentary

Unreported Fender-Bender Involving Nikki Haley Leads to Questions About Her Ethicsnew

The fender-bender itself was not earth-shattering news. But as the governor gears up for a 2014 re-election campaign against likely Democratic challenger Vincent Sheheen, the previously unreported car accident raised questions about whether Haley uses state-owned vehicles to travel to campaign fundraising events.
Charleston City Paper  |  Paul Bowers and Corey Hutchins  |  08-30-2013  |  Politics

What if Nikki Haley Runs for President in 2016?new

South Carolina's hip, young governor has a compelling story. Nikki Haley is the state's first female and minority chief executive, a conservative suburbanite in spike heels with a Dixie drawl.
Charleston City Paper  |  Corey Hutchins  |  08-15-2013  |  Elections

Pennsylvania Fight for Voter ID Far From Overnew

Pennsylvania's Voter ID decision is in the hands of a judge. No matter which way he comes down, the fight is set to go on for several years.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Randy LoBasso  |  08-07-2013  |  Politics

Left and right join to stop NSAnew

Bipartisanism — remember that word? — still exists.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  John Grooms  |  08-01-2013  |  Commentary

How Democrats can reclaim North Carolina governmentnew

There is no shortcut to reclaim the state via the election of a Democratic or independent governor, though winning the governor's office in 2016 will be critical. The challenge for the Democrats is to win control of the Senate or House by 2020.
INDY Week  |  Bob Geary  |  07-31-2013  |  Politics

The Future of Nonviolencenew

Six perspectives on activism in the 21st century.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Staff  |  07-31-2013  |  Commentary

What's Wrong with the GOP?new

There is something wrong with the Republican Party.
Jackson Free Press  |  JFP Editorial Board  |  07-26-2013  |  Commentary

What Will Being Mayor of Detroit Mean?new

A field of candidates vies for the toughest job in America.
Metro Times  |  Jack Lessenberry  |  07-25-2013  |  Commentary

Play the N.C. Voter ID Game!new

In the waning days of its legislative session, the North Carolina General Assembly is tackling a key tenet of democracy: voting. And by tackling we mean pummeling, trouncing and mowing it down.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg and JP Trostle  |  07-25-2013  |  Elections

A Six-Way Race to the Startnew

Detroit voters are less than two weeks away from a mayoral primary that has been overshadowed by an emergency financial manager and a subsequent bankruptcy filing. Metro Times editors sat down for in-depth interviews with the race's top six candidates to hear how each would rescue a city drowning in debt and apathy.
Metro Times  |  Bryan Gottlieb and Curt Guyette  |  07-24-2013  |  Politics

Why Republicans fail at job creationnew

As people fall overboard in the economy, Republicans don't throw out a raft. But they do make a note to get their own kids swimming lessons.
INDY Week  |  Bob Geary  |  07-24-2013  |  Commentary

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