Reading Time: 6 minutes When the Supreme Court made it easier for states with a history of discrimination to change election laws, Georgia took full advantage — and voters are paying the price.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The Espionage Act was passed to deter spies who might pass on classified information to foreign governments. But lately it’s been used as a weapon against homegrown whistleblowers, whose intention was not espionage but exposing government waste, fraud, and abuse.
Reading Time: 4 minutes New polling shows that Americans’ confidence in the integrity and efficacy of elections is badly shaken — but their reasons for being distrustful reveal the deep partisan divide that splits the country.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Today is National Voter Registration Day. Please make sure you are registered to vote in your county — your democracy depends on it.
Reading Time: 3 minutes A bipartisan federal government commission has weighed in on the state of minority voter discrimination. Its conclusions are not pretty.
Reading Time: 3 minutes A federal judge has ruled that Georgia’s vulnerable electronic voting machines must stay in place for the November elections, striking down the plaintiffs’ motion to immediately replace them with paper ballots.
Reading Time: 11 minutes The White House shot down a critical election security bill ahead of the November midterms under the guise of federalist principles. Will our democracy pay the price for this dogmatic approach to states’ rights?
Reading Time: 6 minutes Will Georgia be vulnerable to cyber attacks in the midterm elections, and should it therefore switch to paper ballots? A federal judge will decide by Monday.
Reading Time: 3 minutes President Donald Trump’s executive order allowing sanctions for trying to interfere in elections is being criticized as too little, too late by lawmakers from both parties.
Reading Time: 3 minutes A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Americans for Prosperity Foundation must disclose its largest givers to authorities in the state of California.
Reading Time: 7 minutes With non-US internet users barred from at least one of the electoral websites in the ultra-hot state of Georgia, it may be Georgians abroad — not would-be hackers — who are locked out.
Reading Time: 11 minutes Democrats tried to expose some of his more conservative views, but Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh hid behind the fine print.
Reading Time: 3 minutes A district judge has just delivered a stunning rebuke to the Florida Secretary of State, whose administration has continued to drag its heels in providing Spanish-language election information and ballots to displaced Puerto Ricans.
Reading Time: 17 minutes A look at how voting laws are being subverted to suppress minority participation, and at the resultant degradation of democracy.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Georgia has shut down over 200 polling sites since 2014, and a string of recent closures in a predominantly African-American jurisdiction is raising eyebrows as the midterms approach.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Private banks are driven to increase profits for their shareholders. But what if banks were publicly owned and made their business decisions with the good of the local community in mind? Los Angelenos may put this notion to the test come November.
Reading Time: 4 minutes According to President Donald Trump, the economy is doing stupendous — thanks to him. But the reality on the ground is that American workers have seen better days, back when unions were prevalent and had real leverage.
Reading Time: 8 minutes If you are human, you carry the fascism gene, so you might want to read these insightful comments on fascism by various observers, comedians, victims, and even its practitioners.
Reading Time: 4 minutes If you live in Alabama and have a felony record, you’ll probably need a lawyer to help you figure out what “moral turpitude” means — otherwise you may not be allowed to vote. But a new digital tool is helping to clarify the voting rights restoration process for voters with past felony convictions — just in time for the midterm elections.
Reading Time: 3 minutes A North Carolina district court has found the state’s current districts unconstitutional. This could lead to pre-midterms redistricting — though state Republicans may appeal to the US Supreme Court.