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July 2, 2021
Bigots Have Finally Accomplished Their Goal of Gutting the Voting Rights Act
The Supreme Court’s decision upholding voter restrictions in Arizona paves the way for widespread disenfranchisement of voters of color.
June 28, 2021
Mike Gravel Told Americans What Was Being Done in Their Name but Without Their Consent
Fifty years ago this week, the senator read the Pentagon Papers into the
. He never stopped battling war and secrecy. Gravel died on Saturday.
June 24, 2021
Yesterday’s Union-Busting Supreme Court Decision Was a Segregationist Throwback
The court’s decision in
Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid
will reverberate throughout the labor movement and far beyond.
June 21, 2021
How the Supreme Court Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Religious Bigotry
The Supreme Court’s decision last week allowing a Catholic foster care agency to discriminate against LGBTQ couples was narrow—but awful.
June 10, 2021
Why Is Garland’s DOJ Taking Trump’s Side Against E. Jean Carroll?
There is no good reason for the Department of Justice to defend a former president against charges that he defamed a woman he allegedly raped.
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June 9, 2021
Democracy on a Ventilator
Two crises, two emergency lockdowns, but only one is called a matter of public health.
S. Eudora Smith
June 3, 2021
It’s Not Just Voter Suppression: Texas Republicans Want to Overturn Elections
Moving beyond voter suppression, Republicans are now writing laws to make it easier to cancel results that go against them.
June 1, 2021
The Legacy of Radical Lawyer Michael Ratner
His posthumous memoir, just released, is a powerful account of holding the powerful to account.
May 26, 2021
The Party of White Grievance Has Never Cared About Democracy
From the Democrats of the Civil War era to the Republicans of the Trump years, the white party has always posed the greatest threat to our political system.
May 18, 2021
The Supreme Court May Have Just Signed Roe v. Wade’s Death Warrant
The newly ultraconservative court has agreed to hear a direct challenge to the landmark 1973 abortion case—a move that can mean nothing good.