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The continuing war on voting rights: the Husted case

This is bad. John Roberts, who cut his teeth in the Reagan Justice Department writing briefs and memos arguing for the gutting of voting protections, realizes his career ambitions. In a majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito, the U.S. … Continue reading

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Rick Scott and vote suppression

Now that Governor Rick Scott has announced a Senate challenge to William Henry Harrison confidante Bill Nelson, his record as an opponent of voting rights should hand Florida Democrats a victory. The Miami Herald compiled a dandy list of Scott’s … Continue reading

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Racism? What racism?

The imbecility of the president shouldn’t blind us from the awfulness promulgated by the less incompetent forces in his administration, namely Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III. During his confirmation hearings, he looked aggrieved that anyone would consider him a racist. Behold: … Continue reading

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Wisconsin could’ve decided 2016

Since the Reagan era if not before, the GOP has two functions: reducing taxes on the rich and preventing minorities from voting. If Priorities USA’s report is to be believed, voter suppression worked in Wisconsin: According to federal court records, … Continue reading

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Sunday morning read

Surveying the coming storm, Jonathan Chait looks to millennial voters to save us from the worst of conservatism: Voters under 30 disapprove of his performance by margins exceeding two-to-one. My recent magazine story describes Trump’s strategy of dividing the country … Continue reading

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‘We’re going to create one big death panel in this country’

It’s getting hot! But most of the people in the crowd wanted to be heard, loud and clear, on a litany of issues. One woman said she could not understand how Mr. Ross could oppose the presence of undocumented immigrants, … Continue reading

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Reassurances for the nervous of heart

First, from Florida, where the Hispanic wave continues to impress. My home county: In Miami-Dade, voters have headed to the polls in record numbers: Through Friday, 648,000 voters already cast ballots — a sign that the total turnout for this … Continue reading

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The rarity of ‘impersonation fraud’

With a federal judge ordering an extension of voter registration deadlines in my home state, expects to hear more complaints about fraud, especially if it looks like Donald J. Trump will go down in flames, as is likely. Richard L. … Continue reading

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Hialeah — center of Hispanic voter registration universe

Hialeah consists of Cubans in my grandmother’s generation who are in their decrepitude or, like Abuela, nostalgic about la patria. However, the men and women twenty to thirty years her juniors, like the woman who takes care of her, have … Continue reading

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‘Anything fishy should be highlighted’

Karen Richards, the most gullible member of All About Eve‘s central quartet (but not dumbest – Hugh Marlowe’s Lloyd Richards has the density of an anvil), once remarked on the title character’s “breaking the record for running, jumping, and standing gall.” … Continue reading

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‘I’ve never had any problems voting until I came to Wisconsin’

Life in these United States, specifically Wisconsin:  Eddie Lee Holloway Jr., a 58-year-old African American who had moved from Illinois to Milwaukee, brought his expired Illinois photo ID, birth certificate, and Social Security card to get a photo ID … Continue reading

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Hispanic voters: ‘I’m going to do it because I’m tired of sitting down’

Not being surprised doesn’t mitigate my relief: Activists, lawmakers and political consultants around the country say Hispanics are flooding into citizenship workshops and congressional offices and jamming hotlines on how to become U.S. citizens or register to vote. Many say … Continue reading

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