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Republicans desperately cling to minority rule – and it’s destroying America

Minority rule is killing America. This is most obvious in our Senate and Supreme Court, although it’s also hurt the credibility of the presidency and is damaging many of our states. It’s happening because of two issues dating back to the founding of our republic, which brought us the Electoral College and unequal representation in the US Senate. First, here’s how the Electoral College came about, stripped of all the mythology (hint: it mostly had

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House coup plotters stand firm — but DOJ and the Jan. 6 committee are closing in

Back in December of 2020, according to notes taken by then-Acting Deputy Attorney General Richard Donohue, Donald Trump tried to pressure Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen to falsely assert that the presidential election had been corrupt and illegal even though the Justice Department had found no evidence of voter fraud. Donohue’s notes said Trump told them, “Just say that the election was corrupt + leave the rest to me and the R. Congressmen.” The “R”

Clayton County has the most Black women in office in the US, and they’re preserving the legacy

Georgia’s gubernatorial race this year could yield the first Black woman in a governor’s office in U.S. history, but Black women have long been leaders in the state. One county is ensuring future generations of Black girls know that legacy. State Rep. Sandra Scott of Rex was on a call with Black Women Run, Black Women Vote — a national coalition of organizers — when someone surprised her. “One of the leaders on the call

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Maryland and Virginia governors urge DOJ to tighten security outside justices’ homes

Following a week of protests after the leaking of a draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, the governors of Maryland and Virginia are urging the Justice Department to provide security at the homes of the Supreme Court justices who live in their states. In a letter sent to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland and Gov. Glenn Youngkin of Virginia called on the Justice Department to send