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First Major Second Amendment Case Before Supreme Court In Over A Decade Could Topple Gun Restrictions
This ruling could change the course of future firearm rights litigation.
Police Killings In The US Have Been Undercounted By More Than Half In Official Statistics
The systemic racism that drives police violence is a threat to public health.
US Supreme Court Gets Set To Address Abortion, Guns and Religion
As October begins, the Supreme Court opens its new term.
Biden Is Right To Call The State Of Voting Rights An Existential Threat. But The Walk Must Be As Aggressive As The Talk.
Many of the statements that have come from the White House during these weeks have not only failed to meet the urgency of this moment, but they also seem to hardly grapple with the real challenges.
GOP’s Critical Race Theory Outrage Serves As Another Reminder Of White Evangelicals’ Political Influence
Evangelical morality sees social problems such as racism as the result of sinful individuals, not larger structures or institutions.
Texas Vigilante Abortion Law Resurrects Jim Crow-Era Tactic That Gives States Legal Cover
The statute raises grave issues about how states go about enforcing their policies. Will Texas voters appreciate that the state has resurrected a Jim Crow-era mechanism to avoid legal responsibility for its policies?
This Labor Day, For The First Time In Years, Senators Have A Choice On Workers Rights
The PRO Act would transform workplaces and society.
People Are Facing Federal Criminal Charges For Forged Vax Cards. But It’s Not A New Phenomenon
For many years, it has been a federal crime to make or use “any materially false writing in any matter involving a health care benefit program.”
Many Corporations Have A Short-Term Memory When It Comes To The Trump Administration
Unfortunately, many companies’ commitments to democracy have proven weak or ephemeral compared to their desire for influence and power.
An Emerging Branch Of Climate Science Helps Tell Us Whether Climate Change Is To Blame For Specific Weather Events
A decade ago, scientists weren’t able to confidently connect any individual weather event to climate change, even though the broader climate change trends were clear. Today, attribution studies can show whether extreme events were affected by climate change.
The For The People Act Still Has Life. But You Wouldn’t Know It From Reading The Coverage.
The more news stories that wrongfully declare a bill dead, the harder it is to mobilize people to fight for it — the declaration becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Congress Has The Power To Prevent A Repeat Of January 6
Modernizing the Electoral Count Act (“ECA”) is the fix most likely to stop an effort to overturn the results of a future election that can receive bipartisan support.
Recent Jobs Reports Were Better Than Expected. But In US, Having Work Doesn’t Mean You Can Afford Food And Rent
Writer James Truslow Adams coined the phrase “The American Dream” in 1931 to describe a society in which he hoped anyone could attain the “fullest stature of which they are innately capable.” That depended on having a good job that paid a living wage.