In this episode of System Error, we investigate how the U.S. Supreme Court became a broken institution.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. warned that the fight to end systemic racism is directly linked to the fate of democracy. “When the architects of our Republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir,” he said at theContinue reading “Study shows Dr. King was right — support for racial inequality is linked to opposition to democracy”
Republican Congressman Fred Upton was one of the 13 Republicans who voted to pass the infrastructure bill last week, and he told CNN this week that he is paying a steep price for it. During an interview with Anderson Cooper, Upton played a voicemail that was left for him where an angry individual told himContinue reading “Republican Congressman Receiving Threats After Voting For Infrastructure Bill – Ring of Fire”
Party-line vote will significantly increase pressure on Democrats to do away with the filibuster Senate Republicans again blocked a sweeping voting rights bill on Wednesday, a move that will significantly increase pressure on Democrats to do away with the filibuster, a Senate rule that has stymied the most significant priorities in Congress. The vote was 49-51Continue reading “Senate Republicans again block sweeping voting rights bill”
Survey conducted as court refused to block new Texas abortion law The US Supreme Court’s approval rating has dropped to a historic low of just 40 per cent, according to a new poll. America’s highest court is disapproved of by 53 per cent of respondents, says the September poll conducted by Gallup. Since 2001 the court’s approval rating hadContinue reading “Supreme Court approval drops to historic low of 40%”
A former senior aide to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Rand Paul was indicted this month for allegedly funneling $25,000 from a wealthy, unnamed Russian to former President Trump’s reelection efforts. The big picture: The Justice Department alleges that Jesse Benton, 43, the husband of Paul’s niece and a veteran Republican staffer, orchestrated a scheme toContinue reading “GOP operatives accused of funneling Russian cash to Trump”
Pelosi and Schumer said they would attach a debt-ceiling suspension to the government-funding bill. McConnell quickly struck down the idea, saying the GOP would not vote for the legislation. They effectively dared him to vote for the US to default on its debt, and he met their dare. As the White House stressed the urgencyContinue reading “Mitch McConnell says the GOP will vote for the US to default on its debt”