Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for November 3rd through November 4th:
Many, Voting Rights Remain At Risk – Centuries later, despite constitutional amendments and congressional laws, many Americans now find that voting is viewed as a privilege instead of a right.
- It is all still about race: Obama hatred, the South and the truth about GOP wins – All the conventional wisdom you'll hear tonight is wrong: Republican gains are really proof of age-old ugliness
- Texas vote suppression debacle: Why GOP’s scheme is already working – Just as state Republicans hoped, its new photo ID law is keeping certain people from voting. Here's how bad it is
- Rich kids game the system by working for their dads – The easiest way to get your foot in the door is for your dad to hold it open for you.
- The stark difference between what poor babies and rich babies eat – What you eat in the first year of your life can affect what you crave for the rest of it.
- 5 Reasons This Year’s Midterm Elections Should Matter to Black Voters – Now is the time for African-American voters to show our collective strength at the ballot box. Of all the days to want to get involved, this is the day. Now’s the time to vote, and to take your friends and families with you to the polls. Here are five reasons why:
- Why These Midterms Are Not As Earth-Shattering As the Media Pretends – The GOP is not getting a mandate tonight.
- Christian right’s illegal ploy: Why they’re electioneering from the pulpit — and getting away with it – Conservatives worry about election integrity — except when "sacred" churches endorsing candidates come into play
- How Voter ID Laws Affect Women of Color – Headlines are telling a bleak story this election season, particularly for women of color.
- Jim Crow at the Polling Place – Just as our forefathers mostly reserved the franchise for white male property holders, the most popular voter suppression scheme today requires that eligible voters hold property. The property in question: a government-issued photo identity card.