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A Message to the Left About Kamala Harris — And Us

Richard Eskow Common Dreams
Should activists sit this election out? Not if you believe in activism. The right tactical call for activists is to elect the politicians they're most able to cajole, persuade, and pressure. That means viewing politicians in a different light...

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American Fascism: It Has Happened Here

Sarah Churchwell The New York Review of Books
Many of Trump's critics see fascist tendencies in his rhetoric glorifying violence and disregarding the rule of law, democratic processes, and civil liberties; Trump and his supporters regularly embrace traditions of American fascism themselves.

States are Legally Required to Protect the Right to Vote

Jeanne Mirer and Jerry Wallingford Jurist
Efforts to make it more difficult for people to vote not only violate democratic principles, but are also illegal. The Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution, prohibits the federal government and the states from denying a citizen the right to vote.

Crumbs for the Hungry but Windfalls for the Rich

Nicholas Kristof The New York Times
Billions are going to zillionaires under the guise of pandemic relief. While President Trump and his allies in Congress seek to tighten access to food stamps, they are showing compassion for one group: zillionaires.
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