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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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Our Time Is Now

Charles Kaiser The Guardian
An eloquent and moving call for voting rights reform shows the former Georgia House minority leader is ready for higher office.

Stacey Abrams On Voting Rights, COVID-19, And Being Vice President

Melissa Harris-Perry Elle
Abrams's impulse to reach for the lessons of history while staying fixed on the necessity of service to the future suggests she may be the singularly remarkable leader America needs in this time of unprecedented economic and social change.

Friday Nite Videos | January 3, 2020

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Bernie Sanders' Remarks on Iran Following Suleimani Asassination. Vanishing Voters of Georgia. Why Drugs Are So Expensive. Google and Amazon Are Now in the Oil Business. Cadets Fired for Giving Nazi Salute.

Vanishing Voters of Georgia Preview

The first in a series of reports by Greg Palast: “The Purged: The Vanishing Voters of Trump’s America” to be broadcast and made available to activists, churches and schools

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.

Friday Nite Videos | January 11, 2019

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Stacey Abrams | How to Respond to Setbacks. Robert Reich: The Big Economic Switcheroo. Trump Will 'Definitely' Declare A National Emergency, 'Probably'. What Is Emergence? Surviving R. Kelly: Bonus

Stacey Abrams | How to Respond to Setbacks

In an electrifying talk, Stacey Abrams shares the lessons she learned from her campaign for governor of Georgia, some advice on how to change the world -- and a few hints at her next steps. "Be aggressive about your ambition," Abrams says.

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