August 18, 2006 -
Anyone familiar with the history of Andrew Young knows it's the story of a civil rights legend. Born in New Orleans, by the late 1950s Young had joined the freedom movement, registering voters in Atlanta, GA.
August 17, 2006 -
After a judge struck down Georgia's voter ID legislation as the equivalent of a "new poll tax" last year, state Republicans went back to the drawing board to devise a new law that still threatened to disenfranchise thousands of voters.
August 9, 2006 -
One of the bits of conventional wisdom from Election 2004 is that President Bush benefited in many states from conservative ballot initiatives -- especially those opposing gay marriage -- which whipped up passion and turnout among the conservative base.
July 20, 2006 -
On its way to being passed in the House, the Voting Rights Act renewal was almost gutted by a coalition of Southern legislators. It survived intact and is now on its way to the Senate for approval. Bush indicates he will sign it.
July 17, 2006 -
Part of the "culture of corruption" is the undue influence of big money in politics. Despite fits and starts of reform, special interest money dominates the political system -- and it's those with the biggest wallets that benefit.