Kay Steiger

Kay Steiger is an associate editor at Talking Points Memo. She formerly worked at Raw Story, Washingtonian magazine, the Center for American Progress and The American Prospect. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, the Guardian, Jezebel, AlterNet and others. She graduated from the University of Minnesota. Contact her at

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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."

It's a must-read.

Rick Hasen: "2014 is shaping up to be a big year for court decisions that will determine whether millions of Americans will face new and unnecessary barriers at the polls."

Mississippi tea partier State Sen. Chris McDaniel: It's probably the hip-hop that's responsible for gun violence.

This is why there was no gun violence before hip-hop was invented. Oh, wait.

Ed Kilgore: "[W]hen you consult the professionals on how gubernatorial races look, there doesn’t appear to be any Democratic counter-landslide in the offing for 2014."

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."

Lauren Rankin: "more abortion restrictions were enacted from 2011-2013 than in the entire preceding decade."

Criminologist Christian Bolden questions stereotypes about gangs: "Participants explained that gang initiations are not always required, and people often depart from gangs with no dire consequences."