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HR 1, First Bill in Congress: Democracy Yes; Voter Suppression No

Steven Rosenfeld Independent Media Institute
HR 1 aims to counter the systemic corruption of the electoral system that blocks some citizens—but not others—from voting, allows large donors to hide their identity and enables current or former top officeholders to personally profit from serving

Class Prejudice and the Democrats’ Blue Wave?

Jack Metzgar Working-Class Perspectives
The exclusive focus on suburbs as if they are wall-to-wall white middle-class professionals supports a Democratic political strategy that wants to run against Trump’s offensive style and values rather than on a substantive economic-justice program...

Get This: It's Not 'Both Sides'

Neither party is perfect, but Republicans in Congress have been drifting towards political extremism since long before Trump, and they’re making it impossible for Congress to work the way it’s supposed to.

Why the Perfect Red-State Democrat Lost

Alec MacGillis New York Times
Taylor Sappington is exactly the kind of candidate his party should want in Ohio. He couldn’t get union support. Democrats were at such a woeful level in Ohio that unions felt as if they had no choice but to make friends with some GOP candidates.

The Election Within the Election

Kurt Stand The Stansbury Forum
Only by firmly linking democracy and civil liberties to concrete programs of social and economic justice can working-class unity be built.

Indivisible Guide Goes on the Offense

Indivisible Guide Goes on the Offense MSNBC News
"Indivisible," which organized protests around the country against the president, has written a 'how-to' guide for a progressive agenda in Congress.
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