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Karl Rove (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: Who Is ALEC?

In right wing politics, ALEC serves as the nexus between corporations and aspiring Republicans always eager to find access to additional campaign cash.

07/05/2012

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Opinion: Republicans Are Creating Poll Taxes 2.0

Republicans by creating onerous barriers to voting, including strict ID requirements and shortening of early vote periods have created what amounts to a new version of Jim Crow era poll taxes.

07/03/2012

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Opinion: Mess In Texas

In Texas Republicans have taken efforts to restrict access to voting a step farther. Texas Republicans are calling for the repeal of the Voting Rights Act.

07/02/2012

Mitt Romney and Rick Scott (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

Opinion: Florida’s Voter Purge Attempts To Stifle Democrats and Minorities

Elected officials would do well to remember that it is the job of the voters to pick their representatives, it is not the job of elected officials to pick who gets to vote.

06/14/2012

A voter cast her ballot. (credit: Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Justice Department Says Evidence Of Bias In Voter ID Law

The U.S. Department of Justice says there is substantial evidence that Texas’ Voter ID law will discriminate against minorities.

04/11/2012

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Justice Department: Texas Redistricting Maps Discriminatory

The U.S. Department of Justice says Texas’ new voting maps for Congress and for the Texas House were drawn with discriminatory intent.

10/27/2011

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Sarah Saldaña On New U.S. Attorney Appointment

She is known as the prosecutor who took on Dallas City Hall in the largest corruption trial in the city’s history. Now Sarah Saldaña is ready to continue fighting public corruption as the new U.S. Attorney for North Texas.

10/03/2011

Dallas Lake Highlands Redistricting

Hundreds Pack Dallas City Hall For Redistricting Meeting

Community members packed the Dallas City Council chambers Saturday for a special meeting to discuss a redistricting plan that will carve up the city’s 14 council districts.

09/24/2011

BCS National Championship - Alabama v Texas

Dept. Of Justice Questions NCAA Over Football Playoff

In a letter written to the NCAA, the Department of Justice addressed “serious questions” surrounding the postseason format for the Football Bowl Subdivision.

05/05/2011

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