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Politics and Government
Democrats don’t have to win a majority of the votes in rural America. But they do need to erode Republican margins if they want to succeed in state and national elections. Why aren’t Democrats and their allies willing to spend the…
The people of Utah voted on a plan to legalize medical marijuana. Now the state Legislature has usurped the will of the people with a substitute law. The Legislature’s action is unconstitutional and underhanded.
The Show Me State elected a Republican U.S. senator and, by roughly the same margins, turned around and approved ballot initiatives that reform elections, raise the minimum wage, and legalize medical marijuana.
In a year noted for a large number of female candidates, four women in the Bluegrass State say the values and work habits they developed through farming have inspired them to seek local and state offices.
An online game shows players the promise and pitfalls of holding office in a county government. The game’s developers, iCivics and the National Association of Counties, hope some friendly competition will teach Americans about the…
A ballot initiative in Missouri would set limits on political contributions in an effort to keep Big Money from running the state. If it passes, ordinary citizens will be the ones who benefit.
The nutrition program that has been a contentious part of this year’s farm bill isn’t just for low-income Americans. It also kicks in when families lose housing, jobs or possessions during natural disasters.
Language, distance and mail-in ballot regulations prevent Native Americans from voting, say tribal leaders from Alaska to Massachusetts. One calls the impact “blatant discrimination.”