Will the decimation of Women’s Rights finally wake up Americans?

Christine Brown, May 5, 2022 (updated May 17) Steven Cobert takes down the radical Scotus Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, who planned the attack on Pearl Harbor would reportedly write in his diary, “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.” WE ARE THE SLEEPINGContinue reading “Will the decimation of Women’s Rights finally wake up Americans?”

Climate Change and Economic Renewal in Nevada

By Barbara Head, 5/1/22. Nevada, a working-class blue state, is steadily turning purple!  Working-class voters, which include many people of color, have long supported the Democrats but are turning away from party policies and candidates. Working-class voters now disagree with Democrats on many issues. Economy is number one. Climate change is another area of disappointmentContinue reading “Climate Change and Economic Renewal in Nevada”

Empowering Marginalized Voters

By Barbara Head. 5/1/22, updated 5/14/22. We cannot save our democracy if we do not join forces with our communities of color. While our allies within these communities lead the way with their highly effective grassroots organizing, the rest of us can offer advocacy and support their efforts. There are multiple ways in which peopleContinue reading “Empowering Marginalized Voters”

On the Precipice in Arizona

by Denise Gieseke, 5/1/22. Political power in Arizona is balanced on a razor’s edge. In many ways, the 2022 Arizona midterms epitomize the struggle for the soul of our nation. There are must-win races this November to reelect Democratic Senator Mark Kelly and for the governorship that Republican Doug Ducey is vacating. We need toContinue reading “On the Precipice in Arizona”

Autocracy in Massachusetts

David Pepper’s new book Laboratories of Autocracy examines the crisis of the Anti-democratic (small d) condition of Statehouses across our nation, using Ohio’s experience as a test case. But we’re safe here in Massachusetts, right? Unfortunately, we are not immune.  First, there are the obvious anti-democratic forces.  PAC money is flowing into our state toContinue reading “Autocracy in Massachusetts”

Unexpected Heroes: Secretaries of State & State Supreme Courts

by Barbara Head, Feb. 17, 2022. With federal voting rights legislation stalled, all eyes are turning to the states. In a previous Letter From the Editors, we talked about the critical roles of Democratic governors as firewalls for our democracy. Through their veto powers, Democratic governors fight against radical GOP legislatures and their attempts toContinue reading “Unexpected Heroes: Secretaries of State & State Supreme Courts”