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New year, old battles, and magical dreams of election reform

We’re back! I took a month or so off after the dust settled on last November’s elections, then some time through the holidays to recharge and work on the book. But in the meantime, Santa didn’t answer my modest request for progressive election law...

Four days out: Election and polling places go under the microscope

1. Voter suppression might be decisive in key races in Tuesday’s election Ari Berman breaks down the real possibility of voter disenfranchisement deciding key races for Governor and the control of the U.S. Congress in the New York Times. Jelani Cobb surveys...

The Devil Went Down to Georgia, 2018 Edition

1. Georgia gets shadier by the day It was always a problem that the Republican candidate for Governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp is also the current Secretary of State, which means he manages elections. That conflict of interest is compounded with the fact that he had a...

Good news, bad news, and the big problem with hyphens

Time served, but still not free When an American has been convicted of a felony, goes to jail, serves his or her time, then is released, the general principle is that they’ve paid their debt to society and have a new chance at a better life. A criminal record...