Timing is everything. When it comes to free and fair elections and ensuring that Donald Trump and fellow authoritarians do not pull off a successful coup, we are nearly out of time. At least 19 states have added laws that make it more difficult to vote, according to the Brennan Center for Justice, and 49 state legislatures […]
Democrats can’t pass their voting rights bills without bending or breaking the filibuster, which Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says they will try to do by next week. Exactly how is not clear. According to Politico, “Democrats are oscillating between voting on a talking filibuster or a carveout for elections reform.” Why are they torn? “Some […]
When it comes to critical race theory, strong opinions abound. Proponents declare that it’s “the only way we hold the devil at bay,” while the conservative Heritage Foundation insists that its embrace would “destroy our military.” Recently, the amorphous concept has stirred growing debate not just in the world of education policy but also in the national conversation […]
The Washington Post and Larry Summers don’t know what they’re talking about.
Last Friday, former White House Chief of Staff Mark R. Meadows filed a Supreme Court brief asking for “a prompt answer” to the question of whether Donald Trump has legitimate grounds to shield White House records from the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol. Even if Trump were entitled […]
Whether it’s ad campaigns for football season, gauzy reports from the provost, or bombast from the school’s president, higher education abounds with empty rhetoric.
GOP lawmakers know that the state’s diversifying electorate poses a threat to their candidates. Here’s what they’re doing to hold on to power.
Maybe it has to do with the nearby presence of two American oil giants, Chevron and Exxon.
I’ve seen politics as a U.S. Capitol Police officer, a speechwriter, and a journalist. On this sad anniversary, here is a sober look at what Trump wrought.
Too many Americans see the assault on our democracy as a single event. It wasn’t. It’s been continuing ever since.