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Voting rights advocates air worries about onslaught of new state election...

WASHINGTON—A U.S. House elections panel on Thursday heard from witnesses about the need to craft a new formula that identifies which states or jurisdictions...

Biden slams ‘un-American’ GOP drive to curb voting rights in the...

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday in his first formal news conference since taking office blasted Republican-controlled state legislatures that are seeking to...

Gov. DeSantis on vaccine passports for Floridians: ‘I think it is...

With ideas emerging about a requirement for Americans to show proof of COVID-19 vaccinations, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday quickly declared his opposition to...

Biden backs reparations study, as House Dems push for commission

WASHINGTON—The White House on Wednesday indicated that President Joe Biden would support studying reparations for slavery, the same day that House Democrats held a...

At best, Florida has a vexed relationship with democracy

People write whole entire books on what’s wrong with this state — I know, I’m one of them. But none of us has ever definitively...

The GOP has suffered from a pathological fear of Black folks...

Let’s talk about Democracy. It’s as endangered as the Florida Panther. Gov. Ron DeSantis could have granted a full pardon to the former felon who’s devoted...

Voting rights legislation named for John Lewis stalled in Congress

Democrats ranging from presidential nominee Joe Biden to party officials in Georgia are pushing for Congress to restore a key element of the Voting...

Gov. DeSantis: This is not how you should honor Juneteenth

Gov. Ron DeSantis is going back to court in yet another attempt to keep hundreds of thousands of Floridians from voting. In a request for...

Remembering when blacks almost never voted and why minorities and ex-felons...

In South Mississippi where I grew up, Black people almost never voted. The reason was simple: When they were bold enough to try to register,...

Refusal to close the Medicaid coverage gap echoes a dark era...

This column originally appeared 6/11 on NC Policy Watch, one of our sister news sites in the Newsroom network. Like North Carolina, Florida has...

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