It makes perfect sense that a party that celebrates a man like Helms, whose many former aides retain positions all over Washington, would nominate Thomas Farr to the federal bench. The Justice Department identified Farr, an attorney for Helms in 1984 and 1990, as aiding the Helms campaign’s effort to keep black voters from the polls. The campaign mailed postcards to some 125,000 black voters in North Carolina threatening them with prosecution if they had lived in a given precinct for less than a month and attempted to vote. Disenfranchising black voters was of the utmost urgency because Helms was running against Harvey Gantt, the black former mayor of Charlotte, and his campaign feared an energized black electorate. After running a campaign on naked appeals to white racism, including the infamous “white hands” ad, Helms prevailed. … [Read more...] about The Conscience of a Conservative
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For much of the past two years, this constellation of Republican lawmakers, conservative pundits and policy wonks, and GOP operatives had hoped Mueller would help rid them of, as they saw him, the crude political rube who had hijacked their beloved Grand Old Party. Some campaigned loudly for Trump's demise, on Twitter and cable news. Others, however, operated mostly in the shadows. Like dissidents in an authoritarian country, they held secret meetings in a conference room of a little-known Washington think tank called the Niskanen Center. About once a month, they shared private polling data on Trump, passed along the names of political activists around the country who opposed the president and, perhaps most important, discussed potential primary challengers who could lead the "Dump Trump" movement. … [Read more...] about How Robert Mueller Crushed the Republican Party’s ‘Dump Trump’ Crowd
California’s outcome for Democrats was so gratifying that it has inspired Democratic Governor Gavin NewsomGavin NewsomFEC commissioner: 'No basis' for Trump claims voting by mail leads to fraud The federal government could end California's reckless immigration stance The Hill's Coronavirus Report: National Portrait Gallery's Kim Sajet says this era rewiring people's relationship with culture, art; Trump's war with Twitter heats up MORE recently to order that 2020 ballots be sent to all registered voters. Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDanielRonna Romney McDanielBiden will help close out Texas Democrats' virtual convention: report Charlotte newspaper's editorial board urges governor to 'call Trump's bluff' on GOP convention The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Major space launch today; Trump feuds with Twitter MORE recently said in an interview, “In Los Angeles County alone there are 1.5 million more registered voters than there … [Read more...] about Twitter joins Democrats to boost mail-in voting — here’s why
"Republicans consistently oppose policies like paid leave, equal pay, higher minimum wage and access to affordable health care -- issues that are critically important to creating opportunity for women and families," Legacki said in a statement to Fox News. "Every cycle, Republicans say they want to close the gender gap and elect more women but never actually do anything to address the substance of these problems. Until Republicans fundamentally change their approach to women, it's all just lipstick on a pig." … [Read more...] about Conservative groups push diverse slate of GOP House candidates in effort to take back lost ground
And many in the NHS fear that cold weather will see a second spike in Covid-19, coupled with the normal winter flu season, and the possibility of a measles outbreak after many children missed their vaccinations. At just the time our hospitals get back to normal, they may face huge pressure again - and after having lost hundreds of medics to the first wave. … [Read more...] about One day this will be over. And what will you do?
The Nixonian law and order backlash drove a wave of repressive criminal-justice policies that carried through for decades with such force that even Democrats like Bill Clinton felt the need to endorse them in order to win elections. That wave has finally receded and created space for sentencing reforms, demilitarization, an emphasis on community policing, and other initiatives that even have bipartisan support. If the violent protests in Ferguson and Baltimore supercede nonviolent protest, Wasow’s research implies that the liberal moment might give way to another reactionary era. … [Read more...] about New Study Shows Riots Make America Conservative