120 House Republicans vote against removing Confederate monuments from US Capitol

Only 67 GOP lawmakers join Democrats to remove statues of Confederate figures and bust of Supreme Court justice who defended slavery The House of Representatives has voted to move statues of Confederate figures from the US Capitol, reviving an attempt to remove racist symbols from places of prominence that stalled in Congress last year. But more Republicans voted againstContinue reading “120 House Republicans vote against removing Confederate monuments from US Capitol”

Revealed: neo-Confederate group includes military officers and politicians

Leaked data shows other high-profile members have overlapping membership in more explicitly racist or violent groups Leaked membership data from the neo-Confederate Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) organization has revealed that the organization’s members include serving military officers, elected officials, public employees, and a national security expert whose CV boasts of “Department of Defense SecretContinue reading “Revealed: neo-Confederate group includes military officers and politicians”

Republicans Say Voting Protections Trample ‘States’ Rights.’ Uh-Oh.

The chilling future implications of a very old argument. The brief Senate debate over voting rights was treated as an anticlimax, chiefly because its bottom-line result — fewer than ten Republican senators, and as it turned out zero, voting to break a filibuster — was never in doubt. But the preordained outcome may have hidden a surprisingContinue reading “Republicans Say Voting Protections Trample ‘States’ Rights.’ Uh-Oh.”

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