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Demonstrators denouncing systemic racism in law enforcement and the May 25th killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis Police officer face off with a line of NYPD officers hours after violating a citywide curfew on June 4, 2020 in New York City. Scott Heins / Getty Images

Poorer Cities Spend More of Budget on Police, Even Where Crime Is Lower

Data analysis of 473 cities nationwide finds that spending on police takes up almost one-third of municipal budgets, independently of local crime rates—with poorer cities spending a higher share.

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DNC Members Outline Party Reforms in Letter To Biden

Twenty-nine Democratic National Committee members have joined a call for structural reforms to increase transparency and ensure fairness in the nominating process.

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Lawyer Celebrated as Democracy ‘Hero’ Gutted Campaign Finance Laws

From paving the way for super PACs to helping tech companies dodge disclosure rules, Democratic superlawyer Marc Elias has for years worked to empower Big Money political donors.

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Pelosi Ignored Her Own Caucus on Voting Reform For Years, Allowing States to Restrict Access

House Democrats outside of leadership have repeatedly proposed legislation on early voting and vote-by-mail, but Speaker Pelosi and the other leaders never got on board.