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People gather at the state capitol building in Columbus, Ohio following a 2004 march sponsored by the Ohio Voter Protection Coalition. October 2004. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch)
May 23, 2014 | Blog

A bill to restore many of the VRA’s key protections remains stalled in Congress. The House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte is yet to hold a hearing on the measure. Continue reading

George W. Bush's Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Leavitt addresses members of the American Legislative Exchange Council Thursday, July 29, 2004. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
May 15, 2014 | Eye on ALEC

ALEC’s guiding principle–supporting big business–turns the small-c conservative ideal of individual liberty and local control on its head. Continue reading

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his wife Tonette cheer as Republican vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., August 2012. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
April 1, 2014 | Activism

The Kochs are meddling in local elections today in Wisconsin, while communities across the state will vote to get money out of politics. Watch this space. Continue reading

March 15, 2014 | Blog

Wisconsin could soon have in place both the strict voter ID law and a law cutting back on early voting. Why are its lawmakers intent on throwing up obstacles to the franchise? Continue reading

February 19, 2014 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ. Continue reading

Granny D in Ohio in 1999. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)
January 14, 2014 | Blog

Our weekly roundup of key money and politics reporting. Continue reading

November 25, 2013 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

November 15, 2013 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

In this photo provided Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis has his picture taken inside St. Peter's Basilica with youths from the Italian Diocese of Piacenza and Bobbio who came to Rome for a pilgrimage, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013.
September 22, 2013 | Nuns on the Bus

Pope Francis’s recent interview was interpreted by many as a “new direction” for the Catholic church and could have significant consequences for American political debates. Continue reading

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September 19, 2013 | Blog

When legislators don’t abide by the open-records laws they enact, then “the public’s right to know” is a slogan — not a reality. Continue reading

John Kerry
September 4, 2013 | Blog

Today’s stories include stories about Syria, corporate campaign spending and influence, new research on fracking and earthquakes, and much more. Continue reading

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan
August 22, 2013 | Blog

How’s this for irony: while members of Ryan’s district were calling for campaign finance reforms last summer, their congressman was meeting secretly with the Koch brothers. Continue reading

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at the American Legislative Exchange Council's 40th annual meeting, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, in Chicago. Bush defended new achievement standards for students around the nation while calling for an expansion of school-choice initiatives in states. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
August 15, 2013 | Blog

Wisconsin Representative Chris Taylor, a Democrat, attended ALEC’s conference to learn about the organization responsible for so many of her state laws. Continue reading

June 21, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Get updated on the secretive scheme to remake America by changing its laws, one state house at a time. Continue reading

A scene from 'Surviving the Good Times.'
June 21, 2013 | Blog

Watch a sneak preview of the upcoming Frontline “Two American Families” and a panel discussion about hard-working families living on the edge of poverty. Continue reading

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