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The New Face of Power Is Taking Shape

Rebecca Traister The Cut
Tuesday’s results were perfectly coherent, a fight over two concepts central to our nation’s origins, its progress, and its future: the promises of and restrictions on political representation and political enfranchisement.

The Senate Is an Institutional Barrier to Democracy

Sohale A. Mortazavi Truthout
The United States is not the only supposedly democratic country saddled with an undemocratic upper legislative chamber (ours just has the most egregious malapportionment), but Americans have, so far, been the least willing to push back.

Trump’s New (Non-Democratic) Normal

John Feffer Tom Dispatch
What happens when the adults in the room are scarier than the crying baby? Who’s responsible for the last 17 years of American wars that have convulsed the planet? Babies? Teenagers? Grown men acting like babies? Let’s face it: perfectly sober adults

Friday Nite Videos | Sept 21, 2018

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Felony Disenfranchisement | John Oliver. The Black Eyed Peas | Big Love. Laura Poitras Movie | Risk. Vote 'Em Out. Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 11/9".

Felony Disenfranchisement | John Oliver

An extraordinary number of people with felony convictions are unfairly prohibited from voting, and the worst state for this — surprise — is Florida.

Vote 'Em Out

Resistance Songs has a simple message, and urges us to join the refrain and spread the word

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