State of the Week

A roundup of the latest news from states across the country.

The Obama-ization of Everything

Republicans are getting pulled aboard trains they can't control.

Taking Anti-LGBT Discrimination Seriously

Two different judges offer arguments against DOMA.

The Court That Walks Off Cliffs

In this Friday Round-Up: The Court moves rightward on Affirmative Action, but there is good DOMA news.

Don't Sterilize Trans Folks

Sweden will change its law. What's up with Belgium, Denmark, France, and the Netherlands? 

Kansas GOP: Poor Are Too Rich

Republicans unveil a new plan raising taxes on the poorest people in the state.

Obama's Michigan Pitch

The Republicans aren't the only candidates with TV ads running in Michigan.

How To Make Romney Look Popular

Just put the cameras in the right spot.

No Silver Bullet for Gas Prices

Today's Balance Sheet: No Death Star for Earth, but no low gas prices either. 

Obama's Squandered Recovery

In The Escape Artists, Noam Scheiber depicts a White House out of its depth on the financial crisis.

Republican Women Still Like Rick Santorum

The former Pennsylvania senator continues to do well with the group.

Occupy's Return From Hibernation

The movement will next take on foreclosures.

Republican Family Planning

Santorum and Romney’s war on contraception is about men. 

What Drove the Santorum Surge?

The sudden prominence of birth control explains a good chunk of Santorum's rise.

Internet Privacy: It's Complicated

Today's Balance Sheet: The White House takes on Internet behemoths.