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North Dakota Has a Unique Law Protecting Locally Owned Pharmacies—But This Ballot Measure Could Wipe It Out North Dakota Has a Unique Law Protecting Locally Owned Pharmacies—But This Ballot Measure Could Wipe It Out
by Mary Hansen
In the far north of the Great Plains, you have to be a pharmacist to own a pharmacy. Next week, voters could overturn that rule—putting the state's thriving independent drugstores at risk.
Next Week Oregon, Alaska, and D.C. Vote on Recreational Pot—And It's About More Than Just Getting High Next Week Oregon, Alaska, and D.C. Vote on Recreational Pot—And It's About More Than Just Getting High
by Yessenia Funes
If those three measures pass, more states will be added to the list of places where healing from the drug war can begin, places where people will no longer face jail time because of a little nugget in their pockets.
When Big Money Controls Big Media, There’s a Big Decline in Democracy When Big Money Controls Big Media, There’s a Big Decline in Democracy
by David Kortava
“Dollarocracy” examines innovations in other democratic nations to solve our money-in-politics crisis.
The Supreme Court Just Gave You One More Reason to Join the Clean Elections Movement The Supreme Court Just Gave You One More Reason to Join the Clean Elections Movement
by Fran Korten
The McCutcheon decision will boost the political power of the one percent at the expense of the rest of us. But it also adds to the urgency of the movement that's working to take back our democracy.
A Welcome Surprise: There Are More States Working to Expand Voting Rights than to Restrict Them A Welcome Surprise: There Are More States Working to Expand Voting Rights than to Restrict Them
by Sue Sturgis
In 2013, 46 states introduced 237 bills designed to make voting easier, while restrictive measures were introduced in only 33.
Video: New Hampshire's Campaign to Make 2016 About Money in Politics Video: New Hampshire's Campaign to Make 2016 About Money in Politics
At a time when politicians spend more time fundraising than making policy, the New Hampshire Rebellion aims to make political corruption the number-one issue in the 2016 election cycle.
Monsanto May Have Won the Battle for I-522, But the Future of Food Is Not Lost Monsanto May Have Won the Battle for I-522, But the Future of Food Is Not Lost
by Erin Sagen
As final results come in for Initiative 522, advocates of GMO labeling are saying we need to change the system, not just the supermarket.
Think You Understand GMO Labeling? Take Our Quiz and Find Out! Think You Understand GMO Labeling? Take Our Quiz and Find Out!
by Erin Sagen
Do you fully understand the complex layers of legal, scientific, and political information at play in the fight over Initiative 522?
5 Signs the Voting Rights Act Will Survive 5 Signs the Voting Rights Act Will Survive
by Brentin Mock
Despite a recent Supreme Court ruling that hurt the Voting Rights Act, it's far from dead. Meanwhile, popular movements to defend voting rights are gathering momentum.
Supreme Court Ruling Is “Call to Action” on Voting Rights Supreme Court Ruling Is “Call to Action” on Voting Rights
by Katrina Rabeler
Civil rights advocates are calling the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder “a dagger in the heart of the Voting Rights Act” and “a call to action.”
Delaware Is 15th State to Seek Overrule of Citizens United Delaware Is 15th State to Seek Overrule of Citizens United
by James Trimarco
Eight in ten Americans oppose the Supreme Court ruling, which allows unlimited corporate spending on U.S. elections. Delaware is the latest state to demand that Congress step in and overturn it.
What the Oscars Can Teach Us About Elections That Work What the Oscars Can Teach Us About Elections That Work
by Rob Richie
Academy Award-winners are selected by algorithms that allow voters to rank candidates in order of preference, selecting backups if their first choices lose. What if we elected our leaders that way?
The Last of the Big Money Elections? The Last of the Big Money Elections?
by Peter Schurman
The movement to overturn Citizens United might just make 2012’s record election spending into the end of an era.
This Inauguration Is Brought to You By... This Inauguration Is Brought to You By...
by Signe Predmore
Despite widespread petitions and concerns about money in politics, corporations will provide funding for the inauguration of President Barack Obama.
Van Jones: In Obama Win, a Triumph of Community Organizing Van Jones: In Obama Win, a Triumph of Community Organizing
by Van Jones
Community organizers around the country worked overtime to hand the election to President Barack Obama. Now we need him to stand up for our values and vision.
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