March 18, 2016 -
Created to protect oil rig workers after the deadly BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement is failing to perform its most basic functions. Meanwhile, offshore rig workers are dying on the job at an alarming rate.
March 16, 2016 -
The Obama administration's decision to drop the Atlantic from the federal government's offshore drilling plan is being heralded as a win for grassroots organizing against the might of Big Oil and its allies in government.
March 11, 2016 -
A look at the primary elections held in Southern states so far reveals a marked difference in turnout rates between the parties, a pattern that holds nationally.
March 11, 2016 -
Independent political groups representing business interests are spending big to influence this year's primary races for North Carolina state House and Senate. The outside groups have poured more than $1 million into races, mostly supporting Republicans and conservative Democrats.
March 9, 2016 -
New research spotlights the growth and diversity of the state's Asian-American population and its untapped voting potential.
March 4, 2016 -
Republican-led legislatures in several Southern states are trying to increase conservative control of their high courts in hopes the justices will uphold their legislation while outside political groups are spending millions to help conservatives reach the bench.
February 25, 2016 -
The 2016 presidential contest is the first since the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, which protects voters against racial discrimination. Where do the major candidates stand on restoring the law and on other voting rights issues?