June 19, 2012 -
Southern states have seen the fastest increase in Latino immigration anywhere in the country. Will Obama's recent immigration decision activate Latino voters in battleground Southern states?
June 14, 2012 -
This week, two producers at Alabama Public Television were fired after refusing to air a conservative evangelical TV series on U.S. history. The firings come amidst broader attacks on the budgets -- and political independence -- of public media across the South and country.
June 7, 2012 -
After a federal judge rules Florida's laws on voter registration are too restrictive, groups like the League of Women Voters are back in action. But the state is digging in on a plan to flag and possibly purge thousands of voters, even though the data questioning their citizenship is riddled with errors.
May 31, 2012 -
Democrats and election watchdogs say that Florida's aggressive purging of supposed non-citizens from its voter rolls is a nakedly partisan attempt to help Mitt Romney win the presidency. But the bigger problem for Gov. Rick Scott is that it likely violates federal laws.
May 29, 2012 -
With the Supreme Court preparing to hear a sequel to its landmark decision on money in politics, states and grassroots activists are building pressure to reconsider the role of corporations in our democracy.
May 25, 2012 -
A recent U.S. appeals court upheld a key provision in the 1965 Voting Rights Act against its latest challenge -- but it also opened the door for the Supreme Court to strike down the landmark civil rights legislation.
May 17, 2012 -
Voter registration numbers show that Southern electorate in two key battleground states continues to grow more diverse. But will new voting restrictions undermine the power of black and Latino voters?