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Turnout is the wildcard in Texas election

What could make all polls obsolete is voter turnout: labor and the progressive forces are knocking themselves out to increase it!


Proposition 2: A bad idea for California

Prop 2 sets aside a percentage of the surplus billions in unexpected tax revenues, without restoring the $15 billion in brutal budget cuts beginning in 2008 .


State of Florida itself at stake on November 4

Florida's governor, Rick Scott, has either stood by and let the degradation of the state occur or has actively contributed to it.


Virginia congressional race focuses on women's issues

So in this year's November 4 midterms, the question is once more whether the Democrats can turn out enough voters.


NAACP: "Our agenda is essential" for democracy

The nation's oldest, largest, and most widely known civil rights organization convened to address the need to push back against voter suppression and other significant topics.


Supreme Court makes it tougher for women to exercise choice

The Massachusetts policy aimed to protect women as they accessed reproductive health care against a backdrop of harassment and even physical attacks from anti-choice protesters.


Supreme Court allows corporations to deny birth control coverage

The Supreme Court ruled that family-owned corporations can use religious objections to opt out of the Affordable Care Act requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.


Author, poet, activist Maya Angelou dies at age 86

Angelou, a Renaissance woman and cultural pioneer, died Wednesday morning at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, her son, Guy B. Johnson, said in a statement.


White House tackles college sexual assault

A new report released by the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault says that one in five college women suffers sexual assault.


Mothers Day flowers nice but equal pay better

A total of 4.7 million moms and their families would see an increase in wages. That's one fifth of all working moms and their families who would benefit.

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