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Racist Searches and Drug Arrests Fine With New York GOP

The governor is proposing decriminalizing the public possession of small amounts of marijuana, but don't expect the legislation to get past state Republicans.

What's the Deal With All These Voting Restrictions?

Understand the new crop of voter ID laws? Neither did we. Here's an explainer to help you through all the details. 

Structurally Flawed

A face-off over the legality of Israeli settlement has left Benjamin Netanyahu weaker.

Joe Scarborough and the Hostile Media Effect

He's got his impressions, but that's not the same thing as facts.

The Union Fight You Might Not Have Been Watching

Maine Governor Paul LePage has been waging war on the state's unions.

The Ongoing Triumph of Radical Individualism

We're all on our own, and we're all out for ourselves.

How the Gay-Rights Movement Won

Linda Hirshman's new book tries to uncover how the LGBT movement accomplished so much in such a short span of time.

The Sixties at 50

Half a century later, the battles of the 1960s--and the effects of one great wrong turn by liberals of that time--are still with us.

Why "Outside Money" Isn't Something to Get Angry About

Inside, outside it's all pretty much the same.

The Internet, Explained

Turns out it's not that complicated.

AFL-CIO Tries to Claim Some Victories in Wisconsin

Walker is still governor—how much can Richard Trumka spin that?

The End of 5-4

The consequences of the election for the Supreme Court.

Just How Hard Was It to Vote In Wisconsin?

The Election Protection Coalition was flooded with over 1,300 calls on Tuesday from people having difficulty voting.

Wisconsin, an "Elastic" State

Why Republicans should stick around in the Badger state

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