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Can the Senate Restore Majority Rule?

Michael Tomasky New York Review of Books
Senate filibuster, invented to uphold slavery, needs abolishing before any progressive legislation passes. The author offers an insider’s account of how reactionary politicians use the upper house to repress working people and hamstring democracy.

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The Filibuster Is a Labor Issue

Hamilton Nolan IN THESE TIMES
Illustration of a man in a suit yelling with a stop circle above his head. The PRO Act will not pass unless we end the filibuster. Those two things are a package deal.

Tidbits - Mar. 11, 2021 - Reader Comments: Senators Against Minimum Wage; Jim Crow - Voter Suppression; Capitol Rioters; Cornel West; Iran Nuke Deal; China; British Royal Racism; Student Activism Scholarships; International Women's Day; resources; more

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Reader Comments: Senators Against Minimum Wage; New Jim Crow - Voter Suppression; Capitol Rioters; Cornel West; Iran Nuke Deal; China; British Royal Racism; Student Activism Scholarships; International Women's Day history, resources; resources; more

Tidbits - Feb. 18, 2021 - Reader Comments: No One is Above the Law; Climate Briefing; Fast Food Workers; Affordable Housing; John Sweeney; Black Panther Party; Jazz and Race; Rosa Luxemburg symposium; Working-Class New York Revisited; more...

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Reader Comments: No One is Above the Law; Climate Briefing; Fast Food Workers; Affordable Housing - New York's Coops; John Sweeney; Black Panther Party; Jazz and Race; International symposium - Rosa Luxemburg; Working-Class New York Revisited; more.

Impeach Trump Again

Yoni Appelbaum The Atlantic
With his incitement of a direct assault on the people’s house, Trump has forfeited his claim to finish his term. The House must again impeach him, and the Senate must vote to remove him. It must bar him from ever again serving in public office.

Tidbits - Dec. 24, 2020 - Reader Comments: Trump Pardons; Abolition, Prison Labor; COVID Relief; Space Wars; Georgia; Cultural Jobs; Postal Workers; DSA’s Abstentionism; Labor’s Untold Story; Nurses; Workers’ Education; Resources; Announcements; ....

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Reader Comments: Trump Pardons; Abolition, Prison Labor; COVID Relief; Space Wars; Georgia; Cultural Jobs Lost; Postal Workers; Native Treaty Rights; DSA’s Abstentionism; Labor’s Untold Story; Nurses; Workers’ Education; Resources; Announcements;...

Georgia and its Long History of Voter Suppression

Jesse Jackson Chicago Sun-Times
Voters purged are likely to be “young voters, voters of lower income and citizens of racial groups that have been denied their sacred right to vote in the past,” a report from the Georgia American Civil Liberties Union states.

Tidbits - Dec. 17, 2020 - Reader Comments: Georgia Runoff Information, How You Can Help; Chanukah Is About Resistance; Community Control of Police; History of Racism in Policing; Chasing the Vaccine; Phil Ochs Song Night; Resources, Announcements; more...

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Reader Comments: Georgia Runoff Voting Information, How You Can Help; Chanukah Is About Resistance; Community Control of Police - Taos example; History of Racism in Policing; Chasing the Vaccine; Phil Ochs Song Night; Resources, Announcements; more..

Georgia Voters Can Put an End to Mitch McConnell’s Grim Reaping

John Nichols The Nation
January runoff races could flip the Senate and prevent the majority leader from obstructing another Democratic presidency. This is a richly deserved nightmare scenario for <itch McConnell who has given Americans so many nightmares for so many years.
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