Voter suppression

Black MAGA Is Still MAGA to the Core

Black MAGA Is Still MAGA to the Core Black MAGA Is Still MAGA to the Core

Trump’s strategy for the Black vote has been high on empty symbolism and low on specific policy benefits for the Black community.

May 22, 2024 / Clarence Lusane

Bernardo Arévalo celebrates his win

La Victoria de Bernardo Arévalo Trae a Guatemala Otra Primavera Democrática La Victoria de Bernardo Arévalo Trae a Guatemala Otra Primavera Democrática

La sorprendente victoria del candidato anticorrupción podría marcar una nueva temporada esperanzadora para el país. Pero sólo si se le permite tomar el poder y ejercerlo.

Aug 31, 2023 / Comment / Daniel Judt

Bernardo Arévalo celebrates his win

Bernardo Arévalo’s Unexpected Victory Brings Guatemala Another Democratic Spring Bernardo Arévalo’s Unexpected Victory Brings Guatemala Another Democratic Spring

The anti-corruption candidate's stunning upset could mark a new and hopeful era for the country. But only if he is allowed to take power—and to exercise it.

Aug 22, 2023 / Comment / Daniel Judt

Tennessee Republicans Are Showing Exactly How Deep American Racism Goes

Tennessee Republicans Are Showing Exactly How Deep American Racism Goes Tennessee Republicans Are Showing Exactly How Deep American Racism Goes

The Republicans’ attempt to push two Black legislators out of the Tennessee statehouse was an object lesson in bigotry.

May 3, 2023 / Column / Elie Mystal

A woman holds a Black Voters Matter sign while driving in a protest march on April 22, 2021 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

It’s No Coincidence That the Midterms Turned the Blackest Parts of America Red It’s No Coincidence That the Midterms Turned the Blackest Parts of America Red

While Democrats celebrate an averted crisis, the GOP campaign to quell and marginalize Black voters has only continued.

Feb 7, 2023 / Clarence Lusane

Kelly Loeffler on stage at a podium

A Georgia Republican Brags That Voter Suppression Helped Them in 2022 A Georgia Republican Brags That Voter Suppression Helped Them in 2022

This is a perfect example of how even comparative GOP “moderates” are promoting the Big Lie—and have participated in deranging their own party and eroding American democracy.

Jan 17, 2023 / Joan Walsh

Fighting Poverty

Poor People Have the Power to Transform America Poor People Have the Power to Transform America

As the threat of yet more political turmoil and escalating violence looms, isn’t it time to break through the isolation with a new sense of collective power?

Dec 26, 2022 / Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis

Demonstrators rally for voting rights outside the US Supreme Court Building

The Court Case That Could Legalize the Next Coup The Court Case That Could Legalize the Next Coup

If the Supreme Court reaches the wrong decision in Moore v. Harper, it could legitimize a dangerous new theory of who decides how elections work.

Dec 8, 2022 / Elie Mystal

Desmond Meade, the executive director of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition.

Desmond Meade on Why Love Is “the Most Powerful Word in the Universe” Desmond Meade on Why Love Is “the Most Powerful Word in the Universe”

The executive director of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition was homeless, addicted to crack, and suicidal. Now, he has met the president, been one of Time magazine’s 100 mos...

Nov 24, 2022 / Q&A / Karlos K. Hill

“It Could Have Been Worse” Is the Wrong Response to the Midterms

“It Could Have Been Worse” Is the Wrong Response to the Midterms “It Could Have Been Worse” Is the Wrong Response to the Midterms

While the red wave didn’t materialize, the fact that Republicans performed as well as they did—thanks in part to radical gerrymandering—should terrify us.

Nov 10, 2022 / Elie Mystal

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