| Oct 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"Nothing You Think Matters Today Will Matter the Same Way Tomorrow" goes the headline in New York magazine this week over Frank Rich's byline.
This is a masterful look at the future as we imagined it back in 1964. Columnist Rich shows that most of us...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 6:54 PM
Voters arriving at the polls to elect school board candidates will find changes to their ballots in May 2016. City Council members running for mayor also will need to agree to resign their seats before appearing on the mayoral ballot.
The City Council...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 4:54 PM
“There is no right more basic in our democracy than the right to participate in electing our political leaders,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote in April.
Roberts spoke then for the court’s conservative majority in striking down...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 7:20 PM
AUSTIN, Texas A federal appeals court put the Texas voter identification law back into effect Tuesday, just three days after a lower court struck down the law, calling it unconstitutional.
A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 5:09 PM
U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown and Republican challenger Glo Smith are battling over a district that has not changed in decades but likely will be redrawn before the next term is over.
Brown, 67, of Jacksonville spent 10 years in the Florida Legislature before...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 3:20 PM
ALBANY, Ga. Democrat Jason Carter's campaign for George governor has unleashed a weapon that's long been waiting in the wings: his grandfather, Jimmy Carter.
The 90-year-old former president has helped Jason Carter raise millions of dollars, and has...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 10:38 AM
Restrictive voter ID laws in Texas and Wisconsin have been blocked by federal judges--in the latter case by the Supreme Court--in what may be harbingers of a judicial pushback against efforts by Republicans to disenfranchise minority voters. Meanwhile the...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 7:50 PM
(Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday struck down a Texas law requiring voters to show identification at polls, saying it placed an unconstitutional burden on voters and discriminated against minorities.
In a ruling that follows a two-week trial in...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 8:47 PM
North Carolina can enforce new voting restrictions adopted by the state's Republican leaders and opposed by civil rights advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court said Wednesday.
The justices lifted a lower court order by a 7-2 vote.
The state can end same-...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 1:30 PM
A federal appeals court on Wednesday blocked some provisions of a North Carolina law that bars same-day voter registration, saying it would disproportionately affect minority voters.
In a 2-1 decision, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:13 PM
The City Council is considering a raft of changes that would affect how — and when — voters choose City Council and school board members and how those candidates are treated when they choose to appear on the ballot.
The council is asking for...