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"Republicans' Coup de Grace On Voting Rights?": Putting The Interests Of The Republican Party Over The Interests Of Voters

Last week the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case called Evenwel v. Abbott. The case involves an issue of increasing importance to American politics: congressional districting. 761 more words

Republicans

Obama's Sin of Omission on Civil Rights

Obama just gave a speech on the 150th Anniversary of the passage of the 13th Amendment.  As usual, he committed the “sin of omission” about who was responsible for passing the Amendment that forever and finally abolished slavery in the United States. 250 more words

Eric Foner on Reconstruction

To kick off the D.C. Historical Studies conference, historian Eric Foner spoke to a very full auditorium at the National Archives last night on “Reconstruction and the Fragility of Democracy.” 632 more words

Teachable Moments

“Where are you going next?” asked the young woman who was checking us out of our Marietta, Georgia hotel. She said it in a bored “I’m required to ask you” voice. 408 more words

Alabama

Welfare Deadbeats Should Not Vote!

There is no constitutional right to vote.  Argue all you want, but it’s a simple fact.  To understand this, we need to set aside everything we were taught in public schools using a curriculum that is put in place by the unconstitutional Department of Education.  1,090 more words

Politics

Fight for the Right

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” …

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