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Texas Voter ID Law Gets Significant Blow By Conservative Appeals Court

Texas Voter ID Law Gets Significant Blow By Conservative Appeals Court

In a sweet twist of irony, the day before the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, a  very conservative federal appeals courts struck down a Texas voter suppression law. In an opinion written by a George W. Bush appointee, a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit unanimously voted […]

Democratic Gov. Kate Brown Signs Historic ‘Automatic Voter Registration’ In Oregon – GOP No Likey

Democratic Gov. Kate Brown Signs Historic ‘Automatic Voter Registration’ In Oregon – GOP No Likey

If you want to vote in Oregon, and you are legally eligible, you’re in. If you don’t want to vote, you’re still in. It’s all good. With this new law, we the people win. Maria I. La Ganga with the LA Times reports: In front of a packed and cheering audience Monday, Gov. Kate Brown […]

Chris Christie Says He Wants To Be President Buzzkill

Chris Christie Says He Wants To Be President Buzzkill

The wavelet of pot-legalization ballot initiatives across the country suggests that Americans are not so sure any more that having weed should really be a crime. Four states — Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Colorado — have legalized marijuana altogether, even for recreational use. Washington, D.C. has done the same. 18 others have okayed it for […]

Republican Plan to Gut and Privatize Federal Highways

Republican Plan to Gut and Privatize Federal Highways

It’s pretty obvious when you look around at the roads and crumbling bridges that America’s infrastructure needs some work. And to most members of Congress that’s pretty obvious too. Democrats like Bernie Sanders and President Obama have requested that the federal government increase spending on infrastructure in order to repair current conditions and prevent imminent […]

Discrimination Against LGBT Community Reaches New Heights In Michigan

Discrimination Against LGBT Community Reaches New Heights In Michigan

By the time anyone knew, it was already over – Thursday morning, Republican Governor Rick Snyder signed a package of bills that would allow faith-based adoption agencies to turn away gay and lesbian couples. “They moved so fast. I had no inkling they were moving until Wednesday morning,” said Shelli Weisberg, legislative director for the ACLU of Michigan. “By […]

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