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What Eric Holder and Rick Perry have in common: Reducing the number of Americans incarcerated

The Economist takes a look at the situation of the federal prison system and what steps the feds and states are taking to fight it. Read more »

Aug. 16, 2013


New book: Mitt Romney had second thoughts about 2012 run for president

Mitt Romney had second thoughts about making another run for president in the spring of 2011 because of what he believed would be drawbacks for GOP voters, including... Read more »

Aug. 10, 2013


50 years later, voting rights not secure for all Americans

Aug. 28 will be the 50th anniversary of the day Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech at the great March on Washington. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2013


FEMA approves aid for Texas fertilizer plant blast

The Federal Emergency Management Agency reversed its previous decision and approved additional funding Friday to help rebuild the small Texas town where an April... Read more »

Aug. 2, 2013

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Recent tactics used to get around rule of law a long-term threat

The rule of law requires all parties to submit to a process, respecting outcomes with which they disagree and acknowledging that change can come only through an... Read more »

July 28, 2013


Southern states gird for new fight on voter laws

Stricter voter identification laws, redrawn political maps fortifying Republican majorities, reducing early voting: States with GOP strongholds intensified these... Read more »

July 26, 2013

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