Tag: voting rights

Here Come the Bathroom Protesters!

Kyrsten Sinema has spent the last year participating in a Beltway social experiment that might determine whether an intellectual nullity, clad in Instagrammable vintage wear, might be passed off as a brave and serious centrist ideologue. And it should be said, this plan has been working out spectacularly for the Arizona senator. Of late, she’s […]

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Cory Booker Is Still Optimistic About The Senate, Despite—You Know—Everything

“If you love a person, tell the truth, so I’m telling the truth. Some of these shenanigans I just have little patience for.” Cattle policy is one thing. But other, more immediate issues—say, suspending the debt ceiling—are quite another. He does have some stern words for the “rank hypocrisy” of Republicans who filibustered a suspension […]

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How the GOP Is Turning the States Into the Laboratories of Oligarchy

And while the proposal would strengthen Evers’s hand on paper by allowing him to appoint nominees for those positions, ultimate discretion would be held by the Wisconsin Senate, which can confirm or reject them. The Journal-Sentinel noted that Republican senators have wielded that process as leverage over Evers by blocking and rejecting his nominees. Future […]

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Why Did Senate Democrats Strip Ethics Reform From Their Voting Rights Bill?

The scope and ambition of any Democratic voting rights bill are, at this point, academic: As long as the filibuster is in place, almost any effort to protect the right to vote from authoritarian-minded Republicans is doomed to die in the Senate. Both measures that have already passed the House of Representatives have met that […]

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There May Be No Realistic Way to Fix Gerrymandering

Roberts concluded that they were asking the court to impose proportional representation on American elections, which the Constitution neither denies nor demands. “The Founders certainly did not think proportional representation was required,” he wrote. “For more than 50 years after ratification of the Constitution, many states elected their congressional representatives through at-large or ‘general ticket’ […]

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