Coretta Scott King, Jeff Sessions and the GOP
Racism / Trump Administration / Voter Suppression

Coretta Scott King, Jeff Sessions and the GOP

Coretta Scott King, Jeff Sessions and the GOP Originally Published on Code45.us. This evening the United States Senate found Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren out of order for reading a letter from Coretta Scott King submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee with regard to Jeff Session’s 1986 nomination to serve as a federal judge in Alabama. … Continue reading

CLBR #242: Ari Berman on the Struggle for Voting Rights
Cyber Law and Business Report / Voter Suppression / Voting Rights Act

CLBR #242: Ari Berman on the Struggle for Voting Rights

Originally posted on Cyber Law & Business Report:
Today we feature one of our pre-recorded interviews with authors from the Miami Book Fair – Ari Berman a senior contributing writer for The Nation and author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America.  Website  Twitter Purchase ? Give Us the Ballot was…

Challenging Republicans to Take a Stand Against Bigotry
2016 Election / Racism / Voter Suppression / Voting Rights Act

Challenging Republicans to Take a Stand Against Bigotry

Challenging Republicans to Take a Stand Against Bigotry In this most unusual election, over one hundred Republican leaders have announced they will not support Republican nominee Donald Trump.  They have cited many reasons for doing so, but one appears to be his bigotry, as a recent YouGov/Economist Poll reported that 51% of voters think Trump … Continue reading

Beyond Selma – Writing The Next Chapter in American Civil Rights History
Voter Suppression / Voting Rights Act

Beyond Selma – Writing The Next Chapter in American Civil Rights History

Beyond Selma Writing The Next Chapter in American Civil Rights History December 31, 2014 CLICK LINK TO COMMENT ON HUFFPOST SITE In November 2012, I worked with the Obama campaign’s anti-voter suppression efforts in Florida. I was shocked when I saw that voters in largely Hispanic and African-American areas were forced to wait hours and … Continue reading

HARVARD STUDENTS FLUNK 1964 LOUISIANA VOTER LITERACY TEST
Voter Suppression / Voting Rights Act

HARVARD STUDENTS FLUNK 1964 LOUISIANA VOTER LITERACY TEST

  HARVARD STUDENTS FLUNK 1964 LOUISIANA VOTER LITERACY TEST REPUBLICANS WANT TO BRING THEM BACK  The past is never dead. It’s not even past. William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun Harvard students recently attempted to take the 1964 voter Louisiana voter literacy test (see bottom for test) and they all failed.  Louisiana was just one of … Continue reading

CLBR Host on Koch Bros./AFP Voter Suppression in NC: “They’re Pond Scum, Not Patriots”
Voter Suppression / Voting Rights Act

CLBR Host on Koch Bros./AFP Voter Suppression in NC: “They’re Pond Scum, Not Patriots”

In the closing minutes of this week’s Cyber Law and Business Report, host Bennet Kelley briefly commented on revelations that the Koch-funded Americans for Prosperity was sending false voter registration information to hundreds of thousands of North Carolina voters, calling the acts despicable.  Kelley added that these are not the actions of someone who shares American … Continue reading

Voter Discrimination and Suppression a Growing Problem in Post-Shelby America
Voter Suppression

Voter Discrimination and Suppression a Growing Problem in Post-Shelby America

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights has issued a report documenting instances of voter discrimination and emphasizing the need to restore the Voting Rights Act’s enforcement capability after the Supreme Court’s Shelby County Decision.  Unfortunately, no action has been taken on bipartisan bills in either the House or Senate. The report had the … Continue reading

Freedom agenda for Democrats in 2014
2014 Election / Immigration / NSA SURVEILLANCE / Obama Administration / Obama Job Performance / Voter Suppression / Voting Rights Act

Freedom agenda for Democrats in 2014

  Freedom Agenda for Democrats in 2014     HuffPost Link    SMDP Link   December 31, 2013 This has been a disappointing year for President Obama and the Democrats. One would think that a year that featured a medley of Republican self-inflicted wounds culminating in the pointless government shutdown would end with the Democrats heading … Continue reading

The Roberts’ Court’s Shelby County Power Play Could Backfire
Voter Suppression

The Roberts’ Court’s Shelby County Power Play Could Backfire

The Roberts’ Court’s Shelby County Power Play Could Backfire June 30, 2013 There is an interesting exchange from Joe Klein’s “The Natural,” a mini-memoir of the Clinton era, in which a Republican Senator confesses to President Clinton that Republicans “don’t believe in Government very much, but we love power.” That is a good starting point … Continue reading

Romney and the Calamitous Republicans
2012 Election / Mitt Romney / Radicalism / Republican Congress / Republican Obstructionism / Voter Suppression

Romney and the Calamitous Republicans

Romney and the Calamitous Republicans Democratic Underground September 24, 2012 The media is abuzz over what appears to be the implosion of the Romney campaign, with leading Republicans offering scathing “pre-eulogies” such as Peggy Noonan’s statement that the Romney campaign is a “rolling calamity”. Such a focus on the individual candidate’s tactical ineptitude obscures the … Continue reading