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The candidate’s first trip to the state featured recent endorser and Squad member Ayanna Pressley. Read more

Politics

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From Seattle to Mississippi, there are important races for progressives up and down the ballot. Read more

Politics

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The Mississippi attorney general is running a competitive campaign for governor by emphasizing populist economic issues. Read more

Politics

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Today on TAP: The UAW is up against an old foe Read more

Tap

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Hunter Klaus

A small Southern town tries to come to terms with its blood-soaked legacy. Read more

Law and Justice

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When the Roberts Court all but nullified the Voting Rights Act, it said the pre-1965 practices were long gone. New hearings by the House make clear: They’re back. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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The Tennessee training center has been a hub of the civil rights movement and progressive organizing since 1932. It appears that hatemongers have again tried to shut it down. Read more

Education in America

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AP Photo/Christina Myers

The case of a black Army veteran that spurred a South Carolina federal judge to defy his state's white supremacist power structure Read more

Books

The midterms made clear that progressive candidates can retake the region with young and minority voters. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Americans should build this pivotal post–Civil War era into the new politics of historical memory. Read more

Civil Rights in America

Just as in the 1850s (with the Dred Scott decision and the Fugitive Slave Act), the Southern labor system (with low pay and no unions) is wending its way north. Read more

Working in America

If I meant to rub their noses in it as well as open their eyes, no wonder: I was fed up with New York City chauvinism. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture