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by Jamilah King on April 8 2013, 7:20AM
Tea party Republicans have used race to demonize a longstanding government phone subsidy for people living in poverty.
by Jamilah King on March 6 2013, 9:22AM
Featuring heart-tugging images of toddlers, a new multiracial ad campaign links teen pregnancy to financial strain, heartbreak, fatherlessness and undereducated children. Reproductive justice activists call the tough-love message counterproductive.
by Brentin Mock on February 28 2013, 11:30AM
Yesterday’s Supreme Court hearing about Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act revealed a lot about how some of us deal with race in America. Here, five major takeaways straight from the courthouse.
by Brentin Mock on February 27 2013, 8:59AM
As the Supreme Court weighs whether the feds should maintain oversight in Southern election law, North Carolina proves why the answer is obviously yes.
by Brentin Mock on February 26 2013, 8:46AM
The Supreme Court will hear arguments this week in a case that could deeply gut the historic law. To understand where this is going, it’s crucial to know how we got here.
by Seth Freed Wessler on February 14 2013, 10:08AM
The ambitious, young senator hews closely to the GOP’s far right on nearly every issue. But Republicans believe a rhetorical shift on immigration alone will bring Latinos into the fold.
by Imara Jones on February 8 2013, 8:57AM
In his annual address to Congress on Tuesday, the president will consider the state of our union. His first assessment must be of himself and his relationship to House Republicans.
by Brentin Mock on February 4 2013, 9:29AM
Right wing machinations around voting haven’t stopped just because the election’s over. Now up: rebuilding the walls around registration.
by Brentin Mock on January 30 2013, 9:07AM
If the state GOP’s effort to reconfigure electoral college tallying would have been law last year, hundreds of thousands of black voters would have waited hours in line for nothing.
by Aura Bogado on January 28 2013, 9:39AM
Natives have proven crucial to Democrats’ success across the West, but their struggle for democracy remains one of the least acknowledged, ugly realities of every election.
by Brentin Mock on January 15 2013, 9:42AM
A congressional hearing seeks to find out what caused so much turmoil on Election Day.
by Sally Kohn on January 8 2013, 9:26AM
America is fast changing, and that change is reflected in the policies voters overwhelmingly back. And yet, a small band of white men continue to lord over us all.
by Brentin Mock on December 20 2012, 10:50AM
Elections administrators gathered for “The State of the Right to Vote After the 2012 Election” hearing before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary to unpack some of the shenanigans from last month.
by Brentin Mock on December 14 2012, 10:12AM
Obama’s recent court victory on early voting may have carved a legal path for fighting down felony disenfranchisement laws.
by Seth Freed Wessler on December 12 2012, 10:12AM
The wave of laws that have swept the country since 2010 has clearly not crested, despite court challenges and evidence that drug testing dramatically increases costs.
by Aura Bogado on December 10 2012, 9:44AM
The biggest challenge voting rights advocates face right now is keeping people engaged without the spotlight of a presidential election.
by Brentin Mock on December 6 2012, 10:54AM
Guyot’s memorials prompted a Wall Street Journal op-ed writer to insist that the civil rights past is irrelevant to the Voting Rights Act’s future.