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Under the Dome
White Mississippi leaders are digging their heels in on refusing to expand Medicaid in the state, despite the resulting financial fallout and health problems. With a mountain of evidence favoring expansion critics are beginning to look past the opposition’s illogic and seeing something else in all the stubbornness. Some detect the specter of racism.  “I can’t speak to these political leaders or their motivation (for refusing to expand Medicaid)...
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    Trump-related record turnout among Black people last November has one political party panicking hard, so much so state legislatures run by white people are working to pass a rash of new voter exclusions and restrictions targeting African Americans, especially, it seems.* The state of Georgia passed the most odious example in March. Members...
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Good decisions rolling out of the White House are coming too fast to monitor these days, and labor rights is a good first example. After watching workers’ rights erode and die for four years, advocates are actually cheering some good news.  “Peter Robb” is a name that doesn’t ring many bells, but Robb first made a name...
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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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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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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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While the rest of the nation is either exploding or breathing a sigh of relief at the results of the November election, the state of Georgia is gearing up for another round of political battle. Voters in that state had best get ready. “I don’t think a lot of people realize what’s coming yet,” said...
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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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The word “filibuster” rolls off the tongue kind of weird—kind of like it’s coming back up again. That’s the larger sentiment behind the word for many frustrated senators, as well. The filibuster is a legislative maneuver that originally let senators debate indefinitely on legislation in order to prevent a vote. The Senate has gotten lazier...
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