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Cuomo doubles down on shifting money to needy schools, in a speech light on new education ideas

Governor Andrew Cuomo renewed his call to “close funding gaps between rich and poor schools” during his State of the State speech on Wednesday — once again singling out funding disparities as... Read more »

Analysis: A changing political climate in Fort Bend County and a politically fatal blunder

Rick Miller is hardly the first Texas legislator to make a racist remark. The news here is that he was roundly and quickly abandoned by elected Republican leaders who usually disappear into their... Read more »

Montana gubernatorial candidate Al Olszewski

State Sen. Al Olszewski, R-Kalispell, served one term in the Montana House and two terms in the Montana Senate. Now he’s hoping to move into the governor’s office.  Olszewski, an orthopedic surgeon,... Read more »

Analysis: Beware of Texas politicians bearing home-brewed arithmetic

If you look at his campaign missives, it’s clear that the state’s lieutenant governor — or maybe it’s his staff — can’t reconcile his math with his politics. Dan Patrick complains that spending... Read more »

Candidates and party make a pitch for inclusiveness at state Democratic convention

HELENA — Wilmot Collins didn’t bother to rehash his story on Friday afternoon. Most of the Democratic convention delegates gathered in the Helena ballroom where he spoke, Collins noted with a smile, were... Read more »

Narendra Modi’s victory speech delivers visions of a Hindu nationalist ascetic

In the recently concluded Indian parliamentary elections, the electorate gave a thumping majority to current Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the Hindu right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to lead the nation for another... Read more »

Trump’s fascist efforts to demolish democracy

Henry Giroux is Chaired professor for Scholarship in the Public Interest in the Department of English and Cultural Studies. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Fascist politics... Read more »

The Brief: Nov. 26, 2010

He lost this battle, but Tom DeLay might have already won the war. The former U.S. House majority leader made national headlines on Thanksgiving after a jury convicted him Wednesday on money-laundering and conspiracy charges. (The... Read more »

Game On

If ESPN analyst Craig James decides on a bid for Kay Bailey Hutchison’s U.S. Senate seat, he will join a less-than-exclusive team of sports figures turned politicos. Jack Kemp, J.C. Watts, Steve... Read more »