Posts Tagged ‘Politics’
The morning after the list of candidates who would appear on the Republic Presidential primetime debate on August 6, the Daughter wanted to stop the news broadcast so she could get the names.
I told her she had to get ready for camp, and that I would print out the roster of 10 who made the main stage Read the rest of this entry »
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law on August 6, 1965 by President Lyndon Johnson because “Congress [had] determined that the existing federal anti-discrimination laws were not sufficient to overcome the resistance by state officials to enforcement of the 15th Amendment,” which had been ratified on February 3, 1870.
“Through the use of poll taxes, literacy tests and other means, Southern states were able to effectively disenfranchise African Americans.”
The Act has been chipped away by the Supreme Court, resulting in a recent surge in voter ID laws, cuts to early voting and gerrymandering. Read the rest of this entry »
Laci Green (no relation): Systemic Racism for Dummies.
Jeff Sharlet: I went to Skid Row to report on Charly “Africa” Keunang, “an unarmed homeless man held down and shot six times by Los Angeles police. Read the rest of this entry »
Here is the 2016 Republican Primary Debate Schedule. The first one will be August 6, 2015 at 9 p.m. EDT in Cleveland, OH, airing on Fox News Channel.
The rules of participation: “the Top 10 candidates in an average of 5 national polls will be included.”
I looked at the graphic above from the Washington Post on July 16, and the percentages were these Read the rest of this entry »