October 27, 2016 -
Asian Americans are an increasingly important voting bloc in North Carolina's statewide contests, but this year they could make a difference in competitive legislative races as well.
September 5, 2014 -
Two election cycles after the landmark Supreme Court decision loosening restrictions on corporate money in politics, research is emerging that assesses its impact on our political system -- and it finds that the decision has disproportionately benefited Republicans, especially in North Carolina and Tennessee.
November 30, 2012 -
In the wake of the latest election, the number of state legislatures under one-party control is at a historic high -- and half have partisan supermajorities. What does this mean for the future of politics nationally?
November 7, 2012 -
Republicans won control of the Arkansas Senate and House for the first time since Reconstruction, while strengthening control in many other Southern statehouses. The "Solid South" is increasingly looking solid red.
October 11, 2012 -
Civil rights leader Judith Browne Dianis of The Advancement Project makes the case for a new constitutional amendment protecting the right to vote, which most of the world's democracies already have.
February 21, 2012 -
Democrats and voting rights advocates successfully rebuffed an effort to pass a voter photo ID requirement in North Carolina in 2011. Now state Republicans are giving mixed signals about whether voter ID is back on the agenda.
May 24, 2007 -
Last week, the Tennessee General Assembly passed the "Rosa Parks Act", which "expunges public records of persons charged with a misdemeanor or felony while challenging a law designed to maintain racial segregation or discrimination."