Section 5 is as necessary today as it was in 1965, when Alabama state troopers beat freedom marchers in Selma.
How many dysfunctional election cycles are we going to endure before we accept the necessity of this reform?
“Money Out, Voting In” should become labor’s mantra.
A five-decade bipartisan consensus on this key piece of civil rights legislation has collapsed—right when we need its protections more than ever before.
The good news is that things have gotten so bad, almost everyone agrees we need to make big changes.
It didn’t work for Republicans in this election—but their war on voting is far from dead.
From Senate races to state and city referendums, Americans made clear they wanted to limit the corrupting power of corporate money.
In the next four years—and beyond—progressives must create the political space for the president to represent the majority of Americans.
It will be resisting not only voter-suppression laws in key swing states but also harassment from the Tea Party group True the Vote.
A former voter ID supporter realizes the real racial motive behind supposedly “common sense” reforms.