Reading Time: < 1 minute It sounds hard to believe, but some Republican-controlled state legislatures are providing legal protection for motorists who run down protesters. Others are criminalizing protest following the death of George Floyd.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has done more than anyone to marry money and politics, helping free companies to spend as much as they please to influence elections. But when some CEOs came out against Republican-sponsored voter suppression laws he cried foul.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Progressives have big dreams for what the United States Postal Service can become in its next life.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Legalizing marijuana will open a new chapter in Mexico’s relationship to drugs, but experts warn that organized crime will maintain its hold over the country.
Reading Time: < 1 minute The growing ecstasy-fueled sex scandals of Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) are just “another witch hunt,” says fellow Trumpist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA).
Reading Time: < 1 minute Most Democrats in Congress are ready to support reforms to protect voting rights, but it’s not only Republicans who stand in their way — three Democratic senators aren’t ready to kill the filibuster to make it happen.
Reading Time: < 1 minute South Dakota has had some of the country’s highest COVID-19 infection and death rates under Gov. Kristi Noem, who issued no mask mandates, kept businesses open, and played host to a massive motorcycle rally that became a superspreader event. But the rising Republican star says her approach “really worked well.”
Reading Time: < 1 minute The House is scheduled to soon hear new testimony in favor of granting Washington, DC, statehood and the right to real congressional representation. But the measure has no Republican support in the Senate, where it’s likely to die unless Democrats kill the filibuster rule.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Instead of decrying the “cancellation” of Dr. Seuss, Republican leaders should be canceling their efforts to suppress the Black vote.
Reading Time: < 1 minute After President Joe Biden called Texas Governor Greg Abbott a Neanderthal for declaring Texas open for business, Abbott claimed Biden is letting Mexicans with coronavirus cross the border to infect Texans.