Jun 022017
 

The White House is telling federal agencies to blow off Democratic lawmakers’ oversight requests, as Republicans fear the information could be weaponized against President Donald Trump.

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Un-rigging our democracy: The GOP’s “unconstitutional political gerrymander” practices finally under fire

 Posted by on 2016-11-23 at 11:40  democracy, election 2016, elections, government, News, Politics, Reblog  Comments Off on Un-rigging our democracy: The GOP’s “unconstitutional political gerrymander” practices finally under fire
Nov 232016
 

It’s the best news for Democrats in weeks: Partisan gerrymandering is on a collision course with the Supreme Court.

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What George Washington Knew About Vladimir Putin’s Political Hack

 Posted by on 2016-07-26 at 12:53  democracy, donald trump, election 2016, history, News, Politics, putin, Reblog, russia, trump  Comments Off on What George Washington Knew About Vladimir Putin’s Political Hack
Jul 262016
 

The idea that a foreign power might try to impact an American election sounds like a chapter ripped from a dystopian novel. It’s not.

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Our Memorial Day collision course with fascism: Donald Trump and the new American militarism

 Posted by on 2016-05-30 at 21:58  democracy, donald trump, facism, history, military, News, Politics, Reblog, trump  Comments Off on Our Memorial Day collision course with fascism: Donald Trump and the new American militarism
May 302016
 

The rise of Donald Trump as a presidential contender has been accompanied with dire warnings of a coming fascist tide.

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Virginia restores voting rights to felons barred from ballot box since civil war

 Posted by on 2016-04-22 at 15:58  criminal justice, democracy, News, Politics, race, Reblog, social justice  Comments Off on Virginia restores voting rights to felons barred from ballot box since civil war
Apr 222016
 

Governor Terry McAuliffe says restoring the vote to convicted felons who have served their time would overturn the state’s history of suppressing the black vote Governor Terry McAuliffe of Virginia has paved the way for more than 200,000 convicted felons to be eligible to vote with a histo

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The system is just this rigged: Dark money, Citizens United and the secret story of how big money stole our democracy

 Posted by on 2016-03-20 at 09:36  democracy, election 2016, fair elections, News, Politics, Reblog  Comments Off on The system is just this rigged: Dark money, Citizens United and the secret story of how big money stole our democracy
Mar 202016
 

Congressmen beg for bucks. Super PACs run the show. Dark money flows into state legislatures. This is why we’re mad Not too far from the Capitol Hill townhouses are the call centers that both Democrats and Republicans use to dial for dollars. Endlessly.

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