November 14 – Legislative Laboratories

“How concerned should I be?” a constituent and friend, Scott Sherman, emailed me yesterday. Scott asked me about a tweet that said Democrats now control only 13 state legislatures (26%). If they lose one more they fall below the % needed to stop constitutional amendments. “Any words of wisdom or comfort?” he asked. “The states …more >

On voting rights, Mr. Trump is not alone.

In light of the response that my post/letter to the editor generated, some additional thoughts. North Carolina’s restrictive voting law imposed voter-ID requirements, reduced the number of early-voting days, and changed registration procedures in ways meant to harm African-Americans’ right to vote. “The new provisions target African Americans with almost surgical precision” and “impose cures …more >