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This week in history: Poll tax abolished 50 years ago

A three-judge federal court at Jackson, Miss., outlawed Mississippi's $2 poll tax as a voting requirement for state and federal elections.

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Labor ally Donna Edwards leading in Maryland Senate race

Spring came early in Maryland this year - the pollen count is sky high, a G.I. flu has broken out, and there is a red hot election going on.

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Progressive budget for Illinois would make the super-rich pay

Two documents on budget priorities and governing presented in recent weeks stress helping everyday people instead of the rich.

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Obama to Cubans: “Let’s break down the barriers”

The United States President called for removing "the shadow of history from our relationship."

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Actions planned in D.C. to end blockade of Cuba

The International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity is returning to Washington next month to increase pressure on President Obama.

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Minnesota private prison debate raises issues of race, justice

Issues of race, poverty, and justice bubbled to the surface in an emotional hearing in late March.

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Religious right’s latest attack on working women’s privacy reaches Supreme Court

The latest religious-based challenge to contraceptive care has hit the Supreme Court.

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Bernie Sanders is showing the way to stop Trump

It has become increasingly possible that we are witnessing the death throes of the Republican Party as we have known it.

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Long lines in Arizona Primary reflect intentional voter suppression

Let's discuss the land of reverse abortion bills, gun incentives, racial profiling, and right-to-work-for-less laws. 

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Rauner’s “turn-around agenda” cheats taxpayers and businesses

At least Nero fiddled while Rome burned. Rauner does nothing.

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