Voter Suppression
Sending a Message: Are unequal applications of voter fraud laws a means of voter suppression? People of color, who accidentally vote illegally, receive harsh sentences, while a white woman, who seems to deliberately commit voter fraud, gets a pass. Photo credit: Michael Fleshman / Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Why Police Almost Never Face Charges for Killing Unarmed Black Men (Reader Steve)

Hint: It’s not by mistake.

Politics and Real Estate (Reader Steve)

A California homeseller highlights the pristine condition of the residence and wonderful included antiques, which can all be yours — so long as you’re not a Trump supporter.

China’s ‘Soft Power’ Take Over of Hong Kong’s Autonomy (Dan)

Officially, Hong Kong remains semi-autonomous from mainland China, but this hasn’t stopped leaders in Beijing from trying to garner the support of Hong Kong’s residents. Their latest tactic? Buying Hong Kong’s main newspaper, the South China Morning Post.

No Wonder Teachers Are Saying Enough Is Enough (Jimmy)

The author writes, “It shouldn’t be shocking that teachers across the country are so fed up that they’re ready to strike. Teachers in West Virginia and Oklahoma may be among the worst-paid in the nation, but over the last decade, educators everywhere have been asked to do more for less.”

Is the Two-Party System Doomed? (Jimmy)

The author writes, “Thomas Piketty, the French economist whose 2013 bestseller Capital in the 21st Century awoke upscale Americans to the shocking news that their economic system was not working for everyone, has written a new paper exposing more uncomfortable truths.”

Trump Admin Implements ‘Extreme Vetting’ of Visitors (Dan)

14 million visitors to the US will experience screening of all social media accounts. The new measures will include providing passwords in some cases.