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Opinion: Who Is ALEC?

In right wing politics, ALEC serves as the nexus between corporations and aspiring Republicans always eager to find access to additional campaign cash.

07/05/2012

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Opinion: Republicans Are Creating Poll Taxes 2.0

Republicans by creating onerous barriers to voting, including strict ID requirements and shortening of early vote periods have created what amounts to a new version of Jim Crow era poll taxes.

07/03/2012

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Opinion: Mess In Texas

In Texas Republicans have taken efforts to restrict access to voting a step farther. Texas Republicans are calling for the repeal of the Voting Rights Act.

07/02/2012

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Groups Want Say in Seattle Police – DOJ Reform Talks

Community groups want a say and more transparency in negotiations between the city of Seattle and the Justice Department over police department reforms.

06/21/2012

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Opinion: Florida’s Voter Purge Attempts To Stifle Democrats and Minorities

Elected officials would do well to remember that it is the job of the voters to pick their representatives, it is not the job of elected officials to pick who gets to vote.

06/14/2012

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Seattle Could Face DOJ Lawsuit Over Police Reforms

The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Mayor Mike McGinn over allegations that Seattle police officers regularly use excessive force. McGinn is due to respond this week to DOJ demands for reforms in the Police Department.

05/15/2012

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