Robin Williams used to have a mordant joke back in the early 80s that the violence in Northern Ireland proved that when there were no black, Hispanic or Arab people around, “white people can improvise.” An ironic witticism, if you know any European history, but it was always good for an uncomfortable laugh. Show More Summary
A super PAC suggested black and white voter suppression can help Sen. Adriano Espaillat win Tuesday's Democratic congressional primary.
"This is an attack on the very heart of our democracy, which is the right to vote." The post A Key Swing State’s ‘Monster Voter Suppression’ Law Is Back On Trial appeared first on ThinkProgress.
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On today's special episode of Loud & Clear, host Brian Becker discusses the results of last night's primaries in California and five other states.
Republicans have created immense obstacles to registration. I found myself reading about the impact of voter suppression, i.e., the efforts to inhibit voter registration and voter participation that have been orchestrated by Republican-dominated state legislatures since 2009. Show More Summary
On today's BradCast, denial, denial, denial. It's not just a river in Egypt. Though, if it were, that river would likely be either drying up about now or rising at a record pace and threatening the lives of everyone who lives near i...
Former Talking Heads frontman and happiest of all the mutants David Byrne has a great post up about voter suppression, voter registration, and the state of American politics. (more…)
Watch out for voter suppression in the swing state.
Voter suppression will prevent Americans from resorting "to the bullet box." The post Gun Advocate Says Only Voter ID Can Prevent Right-Wing Armed Insurgencies appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Washington Post Editorial Board: Everyone is clear on the voter-ID games that have been played in GOP-controlled state legislatures in recent years. In the name of preventing ballot fraud -- of which there is virtually no evidence --...Show More Summary
“When [Scott] Walker's Republican allies sat down to write this voter ID law, they knew full well it would unfairly target communities of color and prevent 300,000 mostly poor, elderly and student Wisconsinites from voting,” Clinton wrote. Show More Summary
It is common knowledge and objective fact that the actual purpose and intended consequence of voter ID laws is to prevent traditionally Democratic voters from casting a ballot. This highly effective mode of voter suppression has already successfully skewed elections in favor of white Republicans by blocking poor, black, elderly, and Latino voters. Show More Summary
Even a Bush-appointed judge thinks Ohio Republicans went too far in imposing voting restrictions on the state's voters.
“These people are stuck and stuck hard.” Judge James Peterson, quoted by Gannett, presiding over Wisconsin voter id trial, expressing “serious concern about voters who heave found themselves in a Catch-22 in getting IDs needed to vote because they lack … Continue reading ?
Hillary Clinton’s candidacy has drawn election fraud in the Democratic primaries out into the open. A host of voter suppression and voter fraud allegations have arisen throughout the country. These allegations include Sanders supporters...Show More Summary
I have written this new piece for Talking Points Memo. It begins: Democrats love to talk about Republican voter suppression, and various ways, such as strict voter identification laws, that have been employed to keep Democrats from registering and casting … Continue reading ?
Left-wing bias; it’s not just for the news pages. The New York Times Weekend Arts roundup demonstrates how it saturates the paper, even -- perhaps especially -- in the paper’s Manhattan-centric cultural coverage, with rants about racist voter suppression in 2016 and how high-end art buyers "control the inequitable economy in America today."
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Punny. Ben & Jerry's continues milking this election for all it's worth — which, okay, so far might not be as much as steadfast Bernie backers Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield had hoped. Maybe for that reason, it shouldn't be a surprise that the company's latest 2016-themed flavor is arguably its most political yet. Show More Summary