Tag Archives: Voting Rights Act

It’s time to vote, Michigan! Let me know if I can help.

I read something yesterday that struck me. The Atlantic’s David Frum, commenting about how difficult it is for some people in the United States to vote, said, “It’s not easy to design a voting system that creates 11 hour lines.” “Generating delays like this,” he went on, “(requires) careful planning and sustained commitment.” And he’s […]

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On the eve of unveiling his plan for the “holistic revitalization and recovery” to black America, Donald Trump says he won’t “even consider” renaming U.S. military bases named after Confederate Generals, and announces that he’ll hold a rally on Juneteenth, near the site of the Tulsa Race Massacre

Three days ago, word came out through various channels that our embattled president, facing intense criticism for his handling of the Black Lives Matter protests which swept our nation this past week, was likely going to make a public statement on race. Most notably, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson told CNN’s Jake Tapper […]

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How is it that we allow this to happen in America?

Georgia held both its Republican and Democratic primaries today, and things did not go smoothly in many of the state’s bluer districts. [This was, of course, by design.] As it’s late, I’d just like to leave you with the following five Twitter posts. If, after considering them, you should find yourself agreeing with me that […]

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On a campaign stop in Michigan today, Elizabeth Warren calls for a constitutional amendment to end gerrymandering, get corporate money out of politics, and protect voting rights

We know for a certainty that the tide is turning against the Republican Party demographically speaking. And, as a result, we know that the Republican Party, in an effort to retain power, has been devoting more time, effort and resources to gerrymandering, voter suppression and other activities intended to prevent non-Republicans from voting, like continuing […]

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What the fuck is happening in Florida?

Claiming that ballots (ostensibly cast by Democrats) had been “forged,” the President of the United States declared this morning that the counting of votes in Florida should stop immediately, and that that Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis should be declared the winners of their respective races. This, Donald Trump reasoned, was the right thing to […]

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