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ALEC Scheme To Let Lawmakers Chose Their Voters Exposed

    ALEC Scheme To Let Lawmakers Chose Their Voters Exposed

When the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) convenes its 45th annual meeting of legislators and corporate lobbyists at the swank Hilton New Orleans Riverside hotel on August 8, it will serve up a veritable banquet of union-busting, gerrymandering, pro-fossil fuel, and school privatization proposals for lawmakers to take back home. Welcoming the ALEC crowd will…

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Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh Is Precisely the Pro-Corporate Right-Wing Hack Progressives Fear

    Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh Is Precisely the Pro-Corporate Right-Wing Hack Progressives Fear

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s choice Monday night to nominate Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his second Supreme Court nominee has confirmed that Trump seems dead-set on fortifying conservative control of the court for years, if not decades, to come. The 53-year-old Kavanaugh has served on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals for 12 years,…

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The Supreme Court, Social Progress, and the Continued Supremacy of White Racism and Capitalism

    The Supreme Court, Social Progress, and the Continued Supremacy of White Racism and Capitalism

WASHINGTON –  Despite widespread outrage and resistance, Hurricane Donald shows absolutely no sign of abating as it throws domestic and international politics into disarray. President Trump has been unsparing in his push to pursue his agenda, attacking opponents on both sides of the aisle without mercy while throwing convention to the wind in regard to…

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How the SCOTUS “Muslim Ban Ruling” Gives the President a Blank Check to Detain American Citizens

    How the SCOTUS “Muslim Ban Ruling” Gives the President a Blank Check to Detain American Citizens

WASHINGTON — Though the recent Supreme Court ruling on Trump vs. Hawaii, which upholds President Trump’s “Muslim ban,” has been widely covered by the press, very few outlets – if any – have explored some truly unnerving implications hidden within the court’s majority opinion. In order to explore these implications further, MintPress spoke to Ryan…

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How Democrats Could Turn Kennedy Replacement into Revival

  How Democrats Could Turn Kennedy Replacement into Revival

WASHINGTON (Analysis) — At a conference with Wall Street chief executives in late November of 2008, President-elect Barack Obama’s newly-appointed Chief-of-Staff, Rahm Emanuel, said this of the economic slowdown that had cast a pall over the country: You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. Things that we had postponed for too long,…

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The Upside of Janus: Court’s Ruling on Dues Check-Offs Could Help Democratize Unions

  The Upside of Janus: Court’s Ruling on Dues Check-Offs Could Help Democratize Unions

CHICAGO — “Shorty!” Ricky Maclin bellowed at the secretary in a stairwell at Republic Windows and Doors, trying to get her attention. She was one of the few black temps in the secretarial pool; he was vice-president of the union local, the lone black on its executive board. The two of them got along like…

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Partisan Gerrymandering May Soon Be Unconstitutional

  Partisan Gerrymandering May Soon Be Unconstitutional

Some time before June 25, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hand down rulings on two cases with momentous impacts on who controls power in state legislatures and the U.S. Congress. “These cases are likely to be the most important democracy cases in decades,” says Michael Li, senior counsel at the Brennan Center for…

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