- July 27, 2020Democracy scholar Norm Ornstein writes in The Atlantic that "some creativity is in order," but disaster is avoidable if legislators act now.
- July 25, 2020
There are two big stories today. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell admitted today that Senate Republicans and the White House will not come up with a plan to shore up the economy for “a few weeks.” This is a huge problem, because enhanced unemployment benefits end in the next few days. At the same time, a four-month federal moratorium on rent collection and evictions is expiring. The coronavirus bill that Congress passed in March attached an extra ...
- July 23, 2020
Restrictive “voter identification” laws pushed by Republicans, and widely regarded to be ineffective and discriminatory, have cost taxpayers at least $36m in just a few states.
- July 20, 2020
The men of the 54th knew they were not like other soldiers; they were symbols of how well Black men would fight for their country. Were they men? Or had enslavement destroyed their ability to take on a man's responsibilities? The whole country was watching... and they knew it.