Friday Night time Owls: GOP utilizing Trump’s false election claims as cowl for brand new voter suppression legal guidelines

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H.R. 1 incorporates the excellent voting rights reform laws that the late iconic Rep. John Lewis started introducing in 2012. H.R. 1 is able to go to the ground now for a Home vote. (H.R. 4 will take extra time in Congress due to the necessity to construct an evidentiary document to beat the Shelby County Supreme Courtroom choice.)

Hearings had been held on H.R. 1 within the final Congress and the laws handed by a 234–193 vote. H.R. 1 on this Congress is mainly the identical invoice as within the final Congress and Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi has labeled H.R. 1 a high precedence for fast motion in 2021.

Congress should transfer H.R. 1 quick if its provisions to make sure each eligible voter can vote and to guard the integrity of our election course of are to be in place for the 2022 elections.

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“There’s something deeply hypocritical in a society that holds an inner-city baby solely eight years outdated “accountable” for her efficiency on a high-stakes standardized examination however doesn’t maintain the excessive officers of our authorities accountable for robbing her of what they gave their very own youngsters six or seven years earlier than.”
          ~~Jonathan Kozol, The Disgrace of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Education in America (2005)

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On this date at Each day Kos in 2004—Do You Really feel Safer Now?

As David Neiwert factors out over at Orcinus, we’ve discovered extra weapons of mass destruction within the palms of home terrorists than in Iraq, but our authorities’s efforts to cease one other Oklahoma Metropolis are haphazard at finest:

It has been largely hypothesis, up till now, that home terrorism is just not a significant factor of this administration’s “struggle on terror.” However in its dealing with of the Texas cyanide bomb case, it is changing into particularly obvious that that is exactly the case…

However what’s actually problematic is the type of intelligence-gathering hole this lack of communication truly represents. Definitely it raises questions on how completely, and with what power, the present investigation is being pursued. It is particularly vital to find out whether or not there are extra of those bombs on the market, as a number of of the information stories to date have prompt. …

Notably, that is the second such case already this 12 months, and each have been cracked resulting from sheer blind luck. One other would-be home terrorism assault  was lately prevented as a result of family and mates grew involved. One has to surprise how lengthy we will keep fortunate.

Whereas our authorities flouts worldwide regulation and customary sense with its dealing with of the non-POWs at Guantanamo and expends tens of billions of {dollars} and tons of of American lives in Iraq, its anti-terrorist actions at house are typically, to place it charitably, downright pathetic.

Paperwork naming Winchester [Virginia] as considered one of 10 potential assembly locations for suspected home terrorist conspirators had been discovered a 12 months in the past, however most native regulation enforcement officers didn’t find out about it till Thursday.