67 Former State Attorneys General Have a Message: Condemn Hate Bluntly

In a statement on Monday, the former attorneys general recommended a response along the lines of Bill Baxley’s salty letter to a K.K.K. leader in 1976.

Nebraska’s Flag Lacks Pizazz. The Hard Part Is Changing It.

By MITCH SMITH August 10, 2017 OMAHA — For several days this January, the state flag outside Nebraska’s Capitol fluttered upside-down in the frigid sky. And for several days, as lawmakers and lobbyists shuffled past, no one noticed....

Travel to Texas? Not on California’s Dime, You Don’t

By ALAN BLINDER July 19, 2017 DALLAS — Phillip Jones, whose job it is to court visitors to this city, spent months warning anyone who would listen: Economic pain will follow if Texas lawmakers pass laws seen as hostile to gay and transgender people....

Turf Battles: Blue Cities Want to Make Their Own Rules. Red States Won’t Let Them.

Turf Battles By EMILY BADGER July 6, 2017 At a time when Democrats are locked out of power from the White House, both chambers of Congress, the majority of governor’s offices and three-fifths of the country’s state houses, their ideas at least...

Call From California: President Trump, Where Are You?

By ADAM NAGOURNEY and MICHAEL D. SHEAR July 3, 2017 LOS ANGELES — Was it something we said? In the six months since President Trump took office, he has visited Iowa. Ohio. Florida. New York. South Carolina. Wisconsin. Georgia....