by Brentin Mock on April 11 2012, 11:05AM
Attorney General Eric Holder gives unequivocal defense of voting rights at Sharpton’s National Action Network 14th annual convention.
by Jorge Rivas on April 10 2012, 2:59PM
The former Pennsylvania Senator leaves behind a few (some of them racist?) gems for us to go down memory lane with.
by Jorge Rivas on April 10 2012, 12:40PM
The first question for GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney at a town hall meeting in Green Bay, Wisc. on April 2nd came from a man who wanted to quote the Book of Mormon.
by Brentin Mock on April 6 2012, 12:06PM
Coke and Pepsi said they were only in ALEC for the work around discriminatory food and beverage taxes. It would have been nice if they cited the discriminatory impact of voter ID laws.
by Brentin Mock on April 6 2012, 9:30AM
What we can see so far is that Republicans are ramming photo voter ID laws down states’ throats by drumming up fake scares about “voter fraud” caused by “illegal aliens” who are terrorizing the polls by voting and cancelling out the votes of legitimate voters. It’s all bunkum, but plenty of campign mileage miles are racking up off this racket by Republicans
by Rinku Sen on April 5 2012, 9:10AM
Rinku Sen talks with the green economy pioneer about his new book, “Rebuild the Dream,” and the road ahead for the Obama generation.
by Brentin Mock on April 4 2012, 12:13PM
Wisconsin local news outlets are saying there were “no issues” with yesterday’s primary elections. That’s not what we heard.
by Julianne Hing on April 4 2012, 8:58AM
Marco Rubio’s carefully maneuvering his way into the next tier of Republican politics.
by Brentin Mock on April 3 2012, 10:58AM
There is far too much confusion going on in Wisconsin today spread between new redistricting laws, the on-or-off photo voter ID laws, and the lack of diligence in making sure military members and Spanish-speaking residents are able to vote.
by Shani O. Hilton on April 2 2012, 9:39AM
Four years ago youth of color—and African Americans in particular—played a larger role than they had in generations. Will that generation continue to vote, organize and even find their way into key campaign roles in such significant numbers?
by Jorge Rivas on March 30 2012, 3:22PM
At a campaign stop in Janesville, Wisconsin on Tuesday, GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum came pretty close uttering the N-word when describing President Obama.
by Brentin Mock on March 30 2012, 2:11PM
Voter ID suppoters rely on tricky language. Missouri didn’t fall for it.
by Brentin Mock on March 28 2012, 11:41AM
The same “chill effect” that Texas attorney general Greg Abbot is concerned about is the same chill that protectors of voting rights are concerned about when it comes to photo voter ID law, especially in Texas.
by Jorge Rivas on March 27 2012, 12:17PM
Confidential documents made public on Monday show one of the nations leading anti-gay groups planned to defeat campaigns for gay marriage across the country by “fanning the hostility” between black voters and gay voters.
by Brentin Mock on March 27 2012, 9:53AM
Photo voter ID laws are bad policies, and they have serious potential to suppress voter turnout for millions of people, mostly people of color, low-income citizens, elderly populations and college students. But this is not the equivalent of Jim Crow.
by Brentin Mock on March 23 2012, 1:42PM
Increase in Georgia’s minority voter turnout was due to large increases in voter registration and the excitement around the Obama campaign, *despite *the voter ID law, but not because of it.
by Jorge Rivas on March 23 2012, 12:44PM
The GOP Primary candidates had been silent up until Obama made his comments.
by Jorge Rivas on March 22 2012, 1:42PM
According to the 2010 Census, the Asian population grew faster than any other race group in the United States between 2000 and 2010.
by Brentin Mock on March 21 2012, 5:00PM
Discriminatory impacts rely more on whether people of color can access something and almost not at all about whether they support it.