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Sunday, March 18, 2018
Rory Mondshein
Voter suppression concerns need to be addressed

Disenfranchisement Today: Don’t Gloat While Suppressing The Vote

Today, we are witnessing the greatest setback to voting rights in 50 years, as millions of Americans are actively deprived of their constitutional right to vote.

November 8, 2016
Ohio voters cast their votes at the polls for early voting in the 2012 U.S. presidential election in Medina, Ohio, October 26, 2012. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

Without The Voting Rights Act, 2016 Will Be Our Least Democratic Election In Decades

The 2016 presidential election is the first since the Supreme Court’s 2013 Shelby County v. Holder decision to strike down two sections of the Voting Rights Act, both of which had served as crucial structural safeguards against voter disenfranchisement since the ‘60s.

May 30, 2016

What’s The Real Significance Of The Paris Agreement?

As the destructive power of global warming became increasingly clear, so too did the international consensus that something must be done about it.

May 1, 2016
A man walks near the border bridge connecting El Paso with Ciudad Juarez, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, February 24, 2016. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Here’s How Trump’s Wall Would Create A Diplomatic Crisis

Trump can talk all he wants, but the question remains: Why would Mexico pay anything for this disaster of an infrastructure project? And what would happen if they refuse?

April 18, 2016
Belgian troops on patrol in cenral Brusselsl following Tuesday's bomb attacks in Brussels, Belgium, March 23, 2016. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

Europe’s Far Right Is Propagandizing The Brussels Bombing

“The dream of a colorful Europe is dead, bombed away yet again… Finally accept it. It is time for change!”

March 23, 2016
Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump brings up a Latino member of the audience as he speaks during a campaign event in Tucson, Arizona March 19, 2016. REUTERS/Sam Mircovich

Donald Trump Mobilizes Hispanic Voters… Against Donald Trump

Trump’s brand of anti-immigrant xenophobia cuts both ways. Turnout among white voters may increase, but they’re far outnumbered.

March 23, 2016
Students watch the Republican presidential debate at the Council on American-Islamic Relations office in Anaheim

Republican Islamophobia Is Creating Tens Of Thousands Of New Muslim Voters

Compared to 2014 polling, newly-politically active Muslim voters skew heavily Democratic.

March 13, 2016