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Polly C. Speak
Voters in the 2020 presidential election and the 2021 runoff for the Georgia Senate put Democrats in charge of the White House and both chambers of Congress, even if by a very narrow Senate margin. Increased voter participation in those elections, particularly among Black and brown people, had much to do with those wins. Republican...
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Dear 2020, I want you to know, 2020, I wrote this letter to you from a hidey-hole somewhere under my mom’s bed because I haven’t stopped crying yet, and I’m trying to avoid the high cost of therapy in your COVID-19 economy. I also need you to know I’ve filed multiple restraining orders against you...
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  Black voters who came out in record numbers in November got a taste of what’s to come the very day Supreme Court Justice John Robert swore Joe Biden in as president during his inauguration. Mere hours after inaugural fireworks, Biden and his vice president, former California Sen. Kamala Harris, set upon issues concerning a...
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The U.S. could be on the verge of getting a brand-new state, complete with two new senators. And those two senators could help shape the Senate electorate for the foreseeable future.  “Incoming Senate leader Chuck Schumer, as well as (Georgia Senator-elect) Jon Ossoff and [then]. President-elect Joe Biden have said they support statehood for Puerto...
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The U.S. government this week still staggers after the invasion of the U.S. Capitol building. Thousands of Trump supporters, egged on by their outgoing president and U.S. politicians looking to undermine the nation’s democratic process, stormed the building, shattering doors and windows and vandalizing property. The mob delayed, but did not prevent, the certification of...
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In late December, U.S. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood lambasted a lawuit and a related emergency order filed by the Georgia Republican Party, the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the campaigns of GOP Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. The GOP suit argued, without evidence, that hundreds of new voters registered in Georgia since November...
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Mississippi retiree Brenda Cheeks knows all about  the COVID-19 pandemic burning through her state. She doesn’t miss the news on her television. As of Dec. 14, Mississippi reported 1,648 new confirmed cases of infection. A few days earlier, the state hit a record of 2,457 new cases, which is astounding in a rural state with...
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While many people in the nation are withering figuratively and literally at their low-wage earning jobs, corporations and those who lead them find themselves subsidized by the federal government. And the incoming Biden administration is going to have to find a way to circulate money back into the hands of the people. A recent government...
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In the days leading up to the November election, President Donald Trump admitted he hoped U.S. courts—recently remade in his image after “packing” them with right-wing judges—would halt states from counting legally submitted mail-in ballots after November 3. “Hopefully the few states remaining that want to take a lot of time after November 3rd to...
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  Polling for current President Donald Trump is dismal. Numbers show his Democratic opponent Joe Biden ahead nationally by double digits and ahead in most battleground states. Biden is even putting up a good fight in states like Georgia and Texas, which normally vote solidly Republican. The polls look so obvious that pollster Frank Luntz told...
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