CNN’s John Avlon breaks down how the “rigged” redistricting process in Ohio is engineered to help the Republican Party achieve an electoral majority.
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”
In which John Green teaches you about a time of relative tumult in the United States, the 1960s. America was changing rapidly in the 1960s, and rights movements were at the forefront of those changes. Civil Rights were dominant, but the 60s also saw growth in the Women’s Movement, the LGBT rights movement, the LatinoContinue reading “The 1960s in America: Crash Course US History #40”
The bill, which would add new restrictions to voting in Texas, is on the verge of becoming law. Texas Republicans asked their Democratic colleagues to please not call them racist on Thursday—then pushed forward a voting suppression bill aimed squarely at making it harder for Black and Hispanic urban voters to cast their ballots. “TheContinue reading “Texas GOP Say Don’t Call Them Racist As They Pass Voter Suppression Bill”
Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., was arrested for participating in a voting rights demonstration Thursday. Johnson is the second House Democrat to be arrested for participating in a demonstration advocating for voter rights in the last week. Democratic Rep. Hank Johnson was arrested in Washington, D.C., on Thursday for participating in a voting rights demonstration near the U.S. Capitol,Continue reading “Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson arrested at voting rights demonstration, second House Democrat detained in a week”
President blasts “21st-century Jim Crow” attack on voting rights — Fox News airs right-wing outrage, but not speech Fox News, the conservative cable heavyweight, elected not to dedicate air time to President Joe Biden’s Tuesday address in Philadelphia, which blasted Republicans for their efforts to restrict voting rights across the country. That didn’t stop Fox News, along with many otherContinue reading “Biden blasts GOP’s attack on voting rights — Fox News doesn’t air it”