Fla. Group Wants Civil Rights Probe Into Todashev Death An advocacy group is demanding a civil rights investigation into the death of a Chechen immigrant who was shot to death by authorities in central Florida while being questioned about his ties to one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.
Opinion: Voter ID: A Good IdeaIt has been argued that “granny” might not be able to vote if they make her have a voter ID. But seriously, why all the concern about taking the extra measure of a voter ID to make sure that every vote cast in a United States election is a legally qualified vote, including “granny’s”?
Opinion: A Step Forward And A Step Back For The American DreamYesterday the Obama administration put in place provisions of the DREAM Act that brought many young people out of the shadows to participate in the American Dream. On the same day a judge in Pennsylvania let stand what may be the most egregious attempt at voter suppression in a generation.
Opinion: Karl Rove's Super PAC For HireKarl Rove has come up with a business, his Super PAC, that offers wealthy businesses with legal problems potential for relief.
Opinion: Lacking Government ID Does Not Make You Unworthy Of VotingThere are many Americans who do not have a government issued ID. In our country there is no requirement to carry ID. If you do not have a government ID, that does not make you a criminal. That does not make you unworthy of voting.
Opinion: Treason In PennsylvaniaPennsylvania Republicans have betrayed their country and devised a scheme to potentially disqualify nearly one tenth of the states' electorate.
Opinion: Disenfranchisement Is The Real CrimeFelony disenfranchisement is nothing more than Republican continuation of Jim Crow voter suppression laws.
Opinion: Who Is ALEC?In right wing politics, ALEC serves as the nexus between corporations and aspiring Republicans always eager to find access to additional campaign cash.
Opinion: Republicans Are Creating Poll Taxes 2.0Republicans by creating onerous barriers to voting, including strict ID requirements and shortening of early vote periods have created what amounts to a new version of Jim Crow era poll taxes.
Opinion: Mess In TexasIn Texas Republicans have taken efforts to restrict access to voting a step farther. Texas Republicans are calling for the repeal of the Voting Rights Act.
Opinion: Florida's Voter Purge Attempts To Stifle Democrats and MinoritiesElected officials would do well to remember that it is the job of the voters to pick their representatives, it is not the job of elected officials to pick who gets to vote.
Elections Supervisors Advised To Stop Fla. Purge A lawyer for Florida's local elections officials is advising them to stop a state-directed effort to identify and purge ineligible voters after federal authorities demanded it be halted.