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Demos' Tova Andrea Wang: New research on Voter ID laws "found in those states where minority turnout rose from the prior presidential election and where there were a larger percentage of minority voters in the years 2006 to 2011, the number of laws restricting voting rights proposed by lawmakers also went up."
It's worth your time this morning to read Feministe editor Jill Filipovic's amazing confessional about her own personal battle with online harassment that became all too real: "We want to believe that the Internet is different from 'real life,' that 'virtual reality' is a separate sphere from reality-reality. But increasingly, virtual space is just as 'real' as life off of the computer."
Paul Strauss dumps some cold water on the idea that the Supreme Court is ready to hail a new era of marriage equality: "That view, however, puts too much faith in the idea that our courts – particularly the Supreme Court – are governed by logic and precedent."
Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-WY) on his call with Liz Cheney after she dropped out of the Senate race against Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY): "It was a very wonderful conversation. At the end she said I love you and I said I love you too."