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The U.S. ‘Six-Party System,’ Ver. 5.0

Carl Davidson Convergence
We can best understand the major political parties in the U.S. as constantly changing coalitions with no firm commitment to program or discipline. The electoral strategic terrain is constantly changing...

The Supreme Court Has Crossed the Rubicon

Linda Greenhouse New York Times
You know the Rubicon has been crossed when the Supreme Court issues a conservative voting rights order so at odds with settled precedent and without any sense of the moment that Chief Justice John Roberts feels constrained to dissent.

The Fight for Voting Rights Won’t End

Joel McNally Shepherd Express (Milwaukee)
What can all of us do now to overcome opposition to voting rights from two Democrats, all 50 Republican senators and nearly all 212 Republican House members?

Latino Dems Warn About Midterm Fall-Off

Sabrina Rodriguez Politico
Latino Democrats are increasingly worried that time is running out to do anything that would make a significant difference ahead of the 2022 midterms, when the party needs a robust Latino turnout to preserve its slim majorities in Congress.

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Is a Civil War Ahead?

David Remnick The New Yorker
A year after the attack on the Capitol, the country is suspended between democracy and autocracy. That sense of uncertainty radically heightens the likelihood of episodic bloodletting in America, and even the risk of civil war.

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