In a classic case of unintended consequences, these mechanisms for popular power are routinely used by the rich to change state laws.
The president scores a big win at last night's town hall debate.
Denver Republicans check in to see if Mitt Romney can sustain his momentum in the second presidential debate.
Will this be the year a state legalizes recreational marijuana or medical marijuana arrives in the South?
Not only does tying the knot make our streets safer, it cures obesity and reverses the aging process.
The president did exactly what he needed to in tonight's debate: He used Romney against Romney.
The professional sports world is slowly beginning to loosen its rigid intolerance toward gays.
Nuns on the Bus confronted by Romney-Ryan supporters.
For a change, the cards are stacked in favor of marriage equality in the state—but it's no sure bet.
He did that soup kitchen a favor.
The town hall debate is a perfect opportunity for the president to tell the story of the recovery.
From Democrat to Republican to Democrat again, from his fierce opposition of Robert Bork to his cutthroat cross examination of Anita Hill, Specter was always, above all, a politician.
Why is it that only those who oppose reproductive rights get the pledges of respect?
What lessons from debates past should Barack Obama and Mitt Romney learn before tonight's town hall?
Nary a mention of the environment came up during the first two debates, despite the fact that American citizens are finally ready to talk about the issue after our long, hot summer.