Choosing the Republic Over the Republican Party: A Challenge to Rep. Katko and Sen. Toomey
Congressional Republicans / Ethics / Friends Running for Congress / Republican Congress / Russia / Trump Administration / Voting Rights Act

Choosing the Republic Over the Republican Party: A Challenge to Rep. Katko and Sen. Toomey

Choosing the Republic Over the Republican Party: A Challenge to Rep. Katko and Sen. Toomey While I am a lifelong Democrat, I consider myself fortunate to know two Republican members of Congress. I was a high school classmate of Senator Pat Toomey and shared a secretary with Congressman John Katko when we were young lawyers … 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

Note to Republicans:  On Race, Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Congressional Republicans / Racism / Voting Rights Act

Note to Republicans: On Race, Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Note to Republicans: On Race, Actions Speak Louder Than Words The scandal over Steve Scalise raises a very difficult challenge for Republicans.  On the one hand, the party now has a lock on the white vote throughout the South but they bristle at the suggestion that they endorse racism.  The strongest way to communicate the message that … 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

LBJ, Reagan and the Great American Paradox
Civil Rights / Environment / Health Care Reform / Icons / President Johnson / Reagan Deification / Top Story / Voting Rights Act

LBJ, Reagan and the Great American Paradox

LBJ, Reagan and the Great American Paradox June 4, 2014 Link Name the hawkish former President that liberals love to hate who cut taxes shortly after taking office, presided over a booming economy with low unemployment, reduced the national debt and whose legacy shapes much of today’s debate? If you said Ronald Reagan, guess again. … 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