Friday Evening Owls: GOP utilizing Trump’s false election claims as cowl for brand spanking new voter suppression legal guidelines

Friday Evening Owls: GOP utilizing Trump’s false election claims as cowl for brand spanking new voter suppression legal guidelines

H.R. 1 incorporates the great voting rights reform laws that the late iconic Rep. John Lewis started introducing in 2012. H.R. 1 is able to go to the ground now for a Home vote. (H.R. 4 will take extra time in Congress due to the necessity to construct an evidentiary file to beat the Shelby County Supreme Courtroom determination.)

Hearings had been held on H.R. 1 within the final Congress and the laws handed by a 234–193 vote. H.R. 1 on this Congress is principally the identical invoice as within the final Congress and Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi has labeled H.R. 1 a prime precedence for fast motion in 2021.

Congress should transfer H.R. 1 quick if its provisions to make sure each eligible voter can vote and to guard the integrity of our election course of are to be in place for the 2022 elections.






“There’s something deeply hypocritical in a society that holds an inner-city baby solely eight years previous “accountable” for her efficiency on a high-stakes standardized examination however doesn’t maintain the excessive officers of our authorities accountable for robbing her of what they gave their very own youngsters six or seven years earlier than.”
          ~~Jonathan Kozol, The Disgrace of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Education in America (2005)


On this date at Day by day Kos in 2004—Do You Really feel Safer Now?

As David Neiwert factors out over at Orcinus, we’ve discovered extra weapons of mass destruction within the arms of home terrorists than in Iraq, but our authorities’s efforts to cease one other Oklahoma Metropolis are haphazard at finest:

It has been largely hypothesis, up till now, that home terrorism isn’t a major factor of this administration’s “battle on terror.” However in its dealing with of the Texas cyanide bomb case, it is turning into particularly obvious that that is exactly the case…

However what’s actually problematic is the sort of intelligence-gathering hole this lack of communication truly represents. Actually it raises questions on how completely, and with what vitality, the present investigation is being pursued. It is particularly essential to find out whether or not there are extra of those bombs on the market, as a number of of the information studies up to now have recommended. …

Notably, that is the second such case already this 12 months, and each have been cracked as a result of sheer blind luck. One other would-be home terrorism assault  was lately prevented as a result of family members and associates grew involved. One has to surprise how lengthy we will keep fortunate.

Whereas our authorities flouts worldwide regulation and customary sense with its dealing with of the non-POWs at Guantanamo and expends tens of billions of {dollars} and lots of of American lives in Iraq, its anti-terrorist actions at house are generally, to place it charitably, downright pathetic.

Paperwork naming Winchester [Virginia] as certainly one of 10 potential assembly locations for suspected home terrorist conspirators had been discovered a 12 months in the past, however most native regulation enforcement officers didn’t find out about it till Thursday.