Twas the night before Trump’s inauguration, when all through Facebook, over 200 thousand people were watching a live broadcast. It began: “This is a crime story. The perpetrators: a pack of political operatives and the billionaires in the shadows behind them. The crime: the theft of the White House and Congress.” Investigative reporter Greg Palast, a […]
The Democrats’ chances in 2016 may have gotten somewhat better on Friday. A three-judge federal appeals panel tossed out North Carolina’s congressional map after finding that two of the districts were unconstitutional racial gerrymanders. The panel gave the state legislature two weeks to submit a replacement map, which will almost certainly force a delay in the state’s congressional […]
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A federal judge has?struck down?Wisconsin’s controversial voter ID law and declared it unconstitutional, a move that is sure to enrage Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. In March, the Republican governor said that if the courts?strike down the law, he will call?a special legislative session. From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: In a decision that could have […]
Friday night, during his “New Rules” segment on Real Time with Bill Maher, the host took aim at the Chief Justice John Roberts and the damage his court has done to the U.S. Maher singled out the Citizen’s United and Voting Rights Act rulings as instances when Roberts and other conservative justices said everything would […]
The DOJ reminds Texas that Section 3 of the Voting Rights Act is still in place.
It is time, past time, to drop the pretense that the Supreme Court didn’t know what they were doing when they gutted the Voting Rights Act.
Last month I wrote an article about how Texas labor laws adversely impact employee rights. I attempted to identify the ?right-to-work? moniker as an example of the irresponsible use of rhetoric by the Republican Party. I ended the article on an ominous note ? warning that conservative factions had identified The Voting Rights Act of […]
When we’re questioning the Republican War on Women, are we ignoring the bigger picture? ?
If we don’t do something real soon, I think you’ll have to agree that we’re going to be forced either to use the ballot or the bullet.?Malcolm X Give us the ballot and we will no longer have to worry the federal government about our basic rights … –