Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy is remembered by his daughter Dr. Bernice King, who discusses how many leading GOP leaders misrepresent the meaning of the civil rights icon’s message to justify policies that are antithetical to his vision.
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”
MLK discusses marching against the Senate filibuster, segregation, and voting rights in 1964. Interesting Note: This takes place during Lee Atwater’s “Southern Strategy” shifting of the GOP, and is discussed towards the end of this video. #MLKDay
Manchin talked about rule changes instead of getting rid of the filibuster Sen Joe Manchin effectively killed voting rights hours before President Joe Biden was set to give a speech in Atlanta pushing for voting rights, saying the filibuster was an important rule for the Senate. The West Virginia Democrat’s opposition to changing the filibusterContinue reading “Manchin kills voting rights moments before Biden’s speech”
This episode of Ten Minute History (like a documentary, only shorter) covers Germany from the end of the First World War to the end of the World War 2. The first half deals with the establishment of the Weimar Republic, its wider problems and the rise of the Nazis. The second half covers how theContinue reading “Ten Minute History: The Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany – History Matters”
Program asks people on voter rolls to prove citizenship, sparking concern that eligible voters could be wrongfully targeted Texas officials have quietly restarted a controversial program to ask people on the voter rolls to prove their citizenship, sparking alarm that thousands of eligible voters could be wrongfully targeted. The Texas secretary of state’s office hasContinue reading “Alarm as Texas quietly restarts controversial voting program”
The U.S. Senate will vote early next year on President Joe Biden’s sweeping $1.75 trillion policy bill as well as on voting rights, the chamber’s top Democrat said on Monday, despite conservative Democratic Senator Joe Manchin’s opposition. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer unveiled plans for both votes on Monday, the day after Manchin — who has stood asContinue reading “Schumer vows vote on Biden’s $1.75 trillion bill despite Manchin’s rejection”
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, responds to remarks from Sen. Manchin on BBB and why she calls for cracking down on the Senate and reforming rules.
Pro-Beijing candidates claimed victory in Hong Kong’s Legislative Council (LegCo) election under the new “patriots only” system, per Reuters. Why it matters: This was the first LegCo since Beijing lawmakers passed a sweeping law to ensure only “patriotic” figures can run for positions of power — which U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken called a “denial of democracy.” Voter turnout was the lowestContinue reading “Record low turnout for Hong Kong “patriots only” election”