‘It’s a Big Deal’: TV Coverage Notes Magnitude of Kamala Harris Victory

On Fox News, Donna Brazile recalled that her mother and grandmother could not vote. “Just scoot over and let women also share in the leadership of this country,” she said.

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When It Comes to Democracy, the U. S. Is Showing Its Age

Our election systems were not built for the modern era. Looking abroad might help.

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Why Are Republicans So Afraid of Voters?

There is no “both sides do it” when it comes to intentionally keeping Americans away from the polls.

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Amy Coney Barrett and the Republican Party’s Supreme Court

The quest to entrench political conservatism in the country’s highest court comes with a steep cost.

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End Minority Rule

Either we become a truly multiracial democracy or we cease to be a democracy at all.

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Supreme Court to Hear Cases on Voting Rights and Climate Change

The justices will consider challenges to Arizona’s ban on “ballot harvesting” and a suit against energy companies accused of contributing to climate change.

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The Attack on Voting in the 2020 Elections

The president is harnessing the power of the government, from the Department of Homeland Security to the Postal Service, to disrupt the election. Read the magazine’s five-month investigation.

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Why Voting in This U.S. Election Will Not Be Equal

The first episode of of our four-part series, Stressed Election, focuses on voter suppression in Georgia, where a growing Black and Latino population is on the precipice of exercising its political voice, if they get the chance to vote.

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Justice Ginsburg’s Judicial Legacy of Striking Dissents

She was part of the Supreme Court’s 4-member liberal wing throughout her 27-year tenure and led it in her last decade.

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Why Kamala Harris Matters to Me

As an Indian-American professor of African-American history, I am experiencing Biden’s vice-presidential pick as a personal gift.

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The Politics We Don’t See Matter as Much as Those We Do

Party strategists pay a lot of attention to redrawing district maps — and hope you won’t bother to think about it.

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‘This Is Not a Boring History of Nagging Spinsters’

Women’s suffrage is the story of a political revolution — with all sorts of parallels to today.

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How Has the Electoral College Survived for This Long?

Resistance to eliminating it has long been connected to the idea of white supremacy.

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John Lewis Believed America Would Survive Trump

He told us to keep the faith. It’s not easy.

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The Blessing and Burden of Being John Lewis

During a reporting assignment in 2013, I received a rare glimpse of both the legend and the man. Neither one disappointed.

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After Death of John Lewis, Democrats Renew Push for Voting Rights Law

Democrats and activists who have long sought to update the Voting Rights Act say the proper way to honor the fallen civil rights icon is to pass it and name it in his honor. Republicans are opposed.

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A More Liberal Supreme Court? Not When It Comes to Voting Rights

In four rulings in a row, the court has refused to ease voting restrictions.

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The Radical Resistance of John Lewis

Willingness to risk his life for civil rights was essential to the quest for justice.

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This Is the Real John Roberts

He is a judicial minimalist who seeks to avoid sweeping decisions with disruptive effects.

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Bring On the 28th Amendment

Efforts by Trump and his allies to suppress the vote are only part of the problem.

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Stacey Abrams Has a Message for You: Get Involved

She isn’t Georgia’s governor — she will tell you herself — but in “Our Time Is Now” she still has a blueprint for effective leadership.

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Passed By for Decades, Clarence Thomas Is a New Symbol of the Trump Era

He isn’t yet the pop culture star that Ruth Bader Ginsburg — “Notorious R.B.G.” to many — is. But his fans think he could be.

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Still Marching on Washington, 50 Years Later

Representative John Lewis, the sole surviving speaker from the 1963 March on Washington, is working on a new version of the Voting Rights Act.

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