Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s “Operation Lone Star” sets a dangerous precedent for authoritarian attacks on migrants.
— Read on truthout.org/articles/greg-abbott-is-still-prosecuting-migrants-under-a-bogus-disaster-declaration/
MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) — The Alabama Constitution, approved in 1901 to entrench white supremacy, still has language regarding segregated schools, poll taxes and bans on interracial marriage. But a seismic change could be in store.
— Read on apnews.com/article/2022-midterm-elections-alabama-race-and-ethnicity-racial-injustice-d4807abff4484cfed1cd938bd1091595
Harvard’s ties to slavery shaped the institution into the 20th century. So did the resistance of Black students like W.E.B. Du Bois, who confronted and resisted marginalization.
— Read on www.teenvogue.com/story/harvard-ties-slavery-black-students
A woman says a USPS worker refused to take her mail-in ballot, claiming he said he could “refuse service to anyone.”
— Read on www.dailydot.com/irl/usps-refuses-absentee-ballot/
Since 1954, the Johnson Amendment has barred churches from endorsing political candidates, but the IRS has largely abdicated its enforcement responsibilities as churches have become more brazen.
— Read on www.propublica.org/article/irs-church-nonprofit-endorsements-johnson-amendment
Nearly 18 million Americans with disabilities voted in the 2020 election, but new laws this year may change turnout
— Read on www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/oct/28/a-chilling-effect-disabled-voters-new-voting-restriction-rules
In a deeply polarized United States, ordinary people now consume and espouse once-radical ideas and are primed to commit violence.
— Read on www.journalofdemocracy.org/articles/the-rise-of-political-violence-in-the-united-states/
The very first hours of Musk’s stewardship of Twitter have been dominated by users relishing their ability to use profane slurs and racial epithets.
— Read on www.vice.com/en/article/jgpkqb/elon-musk-twitter-neo-nazis
VICE News identified several blogs under the name of the suspect that espoused far-right conspiracy theories, racism, and sexism.
— Read on www.vice.com/en/article/m7gkey/david-depape-paul-pelosi-attack
The Post’s Bob Woodward made a morally questionable decision to stay silent in the early days of the pandemic.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/10/28/we-should-have-heard-this-trump-tape-too/
We Are Literally A Nation Under Siege. And The GOP Is A Domestic Terrorist Organization | PolitiZoom
— Read on politizoom.com/we-are-literally-a-nation-under-siege-and-the-gop-is-a-domestic-terrorist-organization/
A judge in Arizona Friday declined to issue an injunction to block 10 individuals accused of voter intimidation from gathering near ballot boxes and surveilling voters.
— Read on abcnews.go.com/US/judge-arizona-denies-injunction-block-group-gathering-ballot/story
“Who could’ve predicted arming folks without a license would result in this type of chaos?”
— Read on www.salon.com/2022/10/28/the-future-the-wants-for-all-of-america-texas-law-unleashes-mayhem_partner/
Donald Trump’s superpower: He understands white America’s impulse toward self-destruction — and mainlines it
— Read on www.salon.com/2022/10/28/we-regret-to-inform-you-that-donald-is-cashing-in-on-americas-wish/
There are about 878,300 eligible trans voters across the U.S. “This isn’t a small group you can dismiss.”
— Read on www.vice.com/en/article/5d3j7q/trans-voters-rights