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October 11, 2021
Trump’s Coup Attempt Is Far From Finished
Trump is preparing to run in 2024, but a new Senate report detailing his sedition gives officials the evidence they need to disqualify him from completing the coup.
September 29, 2021
How $25 Vouchers Can Help Save Our Democracy
Seattle showed what happens when ordinary residents—not just wealthy donors—fund campaigns.
September 16, 2021
Joe Manchin Giveth on Voting Rights—and Joe Manchin Taketh Away
The West Virginia senator has finally agreed to support critical voting rights legislation, but refuses to do what’s necessary to pass it.
August 20, 2021
Can Making Politics Boring Save American Democracy?
The Democrats are betting that making politics seem normal will appeal to enough voters to overcome GOP voter suppression efforts.
July 27, 2021
Congress and the States Are Constitutionally Empowered to Crack Down on Trump and His Seditionists
Just as Speaker Pelosi has excluded members of Congress’s “sedition caucus,” from the January 6 inquiry, so state officials have the right to exclude Trump and his co-conspirators from the ballot.
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July 14, 2021
Biden Is Not Meeting the Moment on Voting Rights
A passionate speech is no match for the GOP’s commitment to voter suppression and election subversion.
July 13, 2021
The Community That May Be Hurt Most by Republican Voter Restrictions: Americans With Disabilities
Bills making it harder for them to vote from home are an affront to their civil rights.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
July 2, 2021
Unite Here Hits the Road to Defend Voting Rights
The canvassers who flipped Arizona in 2020 have embarked on a new Freedom Ride to raise awareness of the For the People Act.
July 1, 2021
New York’s Election Mess Is Not the Fault of Ranked-Choice Voting
The chaotic count of mayoral election votes has “nothing to do with ranked-choice voting and everything to do with mistakes the Board of Elections has made.”
June 25, 2021
Susan Collins Sums Up Her Scorching Cynicism With a States’ Rights Defense of Voter Suppression
The alleged moderate defends assaults on voting rights by claiming states should “determine which election rules work best for their citizens.”