our deadline poet grabs the moment, from Skip Tenczar:
State Republicans are flexing their muscle
Trying to keep folks from voting by hustle.
Voter suppression laws abound
But a solution can be found
In HR 1 a voter suppression muzzle.
tweets of the day:
Hakeem Jeffries, @RepJeffries
WE want to make it easier to vote And harder for criminals to purchase weapons of war.
Republicans will make it harder to vote. And easier for criminals to purchase weapons of war.
Last weekend #ABC flew its entire roundtable to the US-Mexico border-Perhaps this weekend they will fly down to Bessemer #Alabama where #Amazon workers will be finalizing the vote on March 29 to form the first #Amazon union in the US... It's time to cover the issues of real consequence
Part one: Scott Braddock, editor of the Quorum Report, Dean of the Austin Press Corps
ERCOT- TX PUC - TX Freeze-Grid infrastructure-who is responsible for the energy failure. Can they even name it?... what to do???
Biden's border crisis is 'by design to create a one-party country,' says Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick . Is this a real surge? Not according to data.
In Texas, you can use a concealed weapon permit as a voter ID, but not a state-issued student ID. What does that tell you about Texas, and about the underlying motives of these voter ID laws?
AFTER mass shootings, Texas GOP leaders double down on protecting gun owners
Texas AG Ken Paxton refuses to release messages about attendance at pro-Trump rally before Jan. 6 insurrection
Bill Curry, former advisor to Bill Clinton, leader in the nuclear freeze movement, two time nominee for Governor of CT, progressive writer and pundit
Professor Robert Hockett , Cornell Law -AOC consultant on the Green New Deal
The filibuster has proven to be a tool for Republicans to avoid implementing many things: health care, infrastructure, minimum wage, industrial policy, civil rights legislation, etc. It is a way to allow a small minority to control the Senate.
Amazon workers leading a historic push for unionization in Alabama describe midnight ‘education’ meetings, an unexpected mailbox, and streams of anti-union flyers as they go up against one of the world’s most powerful companies Business Insider
Easing pandemic marks return to gun violence The Hill. This is America, man.
Yes, Blame Christian Fundamentalism for the Atlanta Murders The Intercept
I’m not sure where we go from here': pandemic fuels rise in US homelessness https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/mar/25/pandemic-fuels-rise-in-us-homelessness
About 7 in 10 Voters Favor a Public Health Insurance Option. Medicare for All Remains Polarizing Morning Consult
Climate Anxiety Is an Overwhelmingly White Phenomenon Scientific American.
Biden charges Harris with stemming migrant numbers at US-Mexico border https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/mar/24/joe-biden-kamala-harris-us-mexico-border-immigration
The McConnell filibuster is not the same as the Jim Crow filibuster – it's much worse For decades senators blocked civil rights legislation but allowed democracy to function elsewhere – now next to nothing passes https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/mar/25/the-mcconnell-filibuster-is-not-the-same-as-the-jim-crow-filibuster-its-much-worse