Wash Post Editorial: Voter Suppression is the Civil Rights Issue of this Era
Racism / Trump Administration / Voter Suppression / Voting Rights Act

Wash Post Editorial: Voter Suppression is the Civil Rights Issue of this Era

Last week I wrote about the need to build on the outrage over Charlottesville and President Trump’s total failure in moral leadership, to make Heather Heyer’s death a turning point in the fight against intolerance in America.   I explained: While denunciation of white supremacist is important, equally important is moving the country in the opposite … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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