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The Right-Wing War on American Voters

Bob Moser Right Wing Watch
Anyone who imagined, after Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton, that the Republican right had maxxed out the possibilities for suppressing the votes of people unlikely to vote for its candidates was sorely mistaken.

Florida Is Thwarting the Vote to Restore Felons' Rights

Allegra Kirkland Talking Points Memo
As officials try to frustrate the implementation of constitutional amendment that passed with 65 percent of the vote, a slow-motion crisis is building in the state of Florida.

Florida's Senate Race Has Some Mic Drops

The kid gloves came off when the subject of race came up during a debate between the Florida's candidates for the Senate, Andrew Gillum and Ron DeSantis.

How the Anti-Trump Resistance Is Organizing Its Outrage

Charlotte Alter Time
If Democrats retake one or both houses of Congress in November, it will be largely because of this emerging national network of progressive organizers. But winning the midterms is just the first step in a movement designed to rebuild and transform.

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Florida Teachers on Edge as New Law Threatens Their Unions

Jeffrey S. Solochek  Tampa Bay Times
A new collective bargaining law--supported by the Koch brothers’ Americans for Prosperity--requires local unions to prove they represent a majority of the teachers in their districts. The measuring stick? At least half of all employees eligible to be in the union must be paying dues.
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