GOP Aims to Re-Disenfranchise FL Felons ; What's the Least Useful Body Part? ; and More Picks 3/21

Florida Republicans Are Sabotaging a Constitutional Amendment That Gave Felons the Right to Vote (Chris)

From Slate: “In November, a supermajority of Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment restoring voting rights to former felons who’ve completed their sentences. On Tuesday, Florida Republicans advanced a bill that will strip hundreds of thousands of these individuals of the franchise once again.”

Study: Access to Guns a Bigger Factor in Gun Violence Than Mental Illness (Judy)

The author writes, “The study looked at more than 600 adults with an average age of 22 and asked questions about mental health related to anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, stress, borderline personality disorders and impulsivity.”

Beto, Biden and Bernie: The B-Boys and the Media’s Dangerous, Self-Fulfilling Prophecy (Russ)

The author writes, “The love and attention [is] not being dished out in equal measure.”

Politics Is Religion, and the Right Is Getting Ready for the End Times (DonkeyHotey)

The author writes, “the populist right has taken on a distinctively religious tone. Rather than offering a vision of salvation, it has embraced a certain eschatology — a theory of the end times. The threat of liberalism, in this view, has become so dire that the wrong outcome of a presidential race could mean the end of U.S. civilization.”

What’s the Least Useful Body Part? (Mili)

Gizmodo asked “a number of anatomists and evolutionary biologists” which bits we could maybe do without.