Posts Tagged ‘vote’

Missouri GOP Leader Calls Ferguson Voter Registration Drives ‘Disgusting’

photo by J.B. Forbes / AP / St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Apparently when you want to take part, maybe hold your local government accountable, some Republicans show you nothing but contempt. In Ferguson, Missouri, after the killing of Michael Brown, a black unarmed teenager by a white police officer, you might expect at least a few black residents will register to vote, and set¬†their sights on…
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Prison-Industrial Complex Watch: End Mandatory Minimum Sentences For Non-Violent Drug Offenses

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It’s time for Americans to pay attention to what we are doing to so many non-violent drug offenders. We put them in jail, take away their right to vote when they get out, in many cases for minor offenses, that probably shouldn’t be illegal in the first place. Americans need to see the forest for…
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Reports Of Gun-Control’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

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Over on The Atlantic, Molly Ball has announced “The Death of Gun Control.” She says that any serious efforts on gun control ended when the Senate voted down enhanced background checks back in April. And if that wasn’t the death of gun control, the recall of two pro-gun-control Democrats in Colorado on Tuesday made it…
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Voter Suppression: The Hidden Nuance Of Republican Voter ID Efforts

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That might be the last time you see me write “nuance” and “Republican” in the same sentence. Liberals and Democrats are having none of it. We see Republicans passing voter ID laws, to solve a non-existent problem, and we call it out. It’s blatant voter suppression. However, there is hidden nuance in Republican (crap, there’s…
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It Takes 270: Do Conservatives Understand The Republican Electoral Math Challenge?

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I know conservatives want to stick to their convictions and show America what they are made of, but do they understand the odds they face in 2016? To say it bluntly, Republicans are electorally challenged. They have a serious math problem on their hands. In 2016, Democrats start out with easily eight or nine-tenths of…
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