Rick’s Commentaries and Op-Eds

The Supreme Court’s Voting Rights Opinion is Even Worse than It Seems, Slate, July 8, 2021

The Supreme Court is Putting Democracy at Risk, N.Y. Times, July 1, 2021

Democrats Should Leap at the Chance to Take Joe Manchin’s Deal, Slate, June 16, 2021

Stephen Breyer’s Nonpartisan Retirement Plan Will Only Make Things WorseSlate, June 9, 2021

Republicans Aren’t Done Messing with ElectionsN.Y. Times, Apr. 23, 2021

H.R. 1 can’t pass the Senate. But here are some voting reforms that couldWash. Post, Mar. 16, 2021

Election Law Can’t Protect American Democracy If Our Representatives are LawlessL.A. Times, Jan. 20, 2021

The Only Way to Save American Democracy NowSlate, Jan. 11, 2021

Donald Trump Should Be Prosecuted for His Shakedown of Georgia’s Brad RaffenspergerSlate, Jan. 4, 2021

We Can’t Let Our Elections Be This Vulnerable AgainThe Atlantic, Jan. 4, 2021

More and More Republican Officials Are Standing Up to Trump and His Effort to Overturn the ElectionSlate, Dec. 1, 2020

Trump’s Legal Farce is Having Tragic ResultsN.Y. Times, Nov. 23, 2020

Trump Needs Three Consecutive Hail Mary PassesThe Atlantic, Nov. 11, 2020

What Happens If Trump Won’t Concede?Slate, Nov. 8, 2020

New Lawsuit to Halt Ballot Cures in Pennsylvania Could Preview Trump’s Postelection StrategySlate, Nov. 3, 2020

Trump Can’t Just “Declare Victory,” Slate, Nov. 1, 2020

Our Biggest Election Day Concern, CNN Opinion, Nov. 1, 2020 (with Richard H. Pildes)

Kavanaugh has wild ideas about voting. They likely won’t matter on Election DayWashington Post, Oct. 27, 2020

In a 4-4 Split, the Supreme Court Lets Pennsylvania Make Voting Easier—For NowSlate, Oct. 19, 2020

We’re Living in the Shadows of Bush v. Gore 2.0Slate, Oct. 19, 2020 (with Dahlia Lithwick)

What If There’s No Winner on November 4?, CNN Opinion, Oct. 19, 2020

A Key Fix for an Unthinkable Election Disaster, CNN Opinion, Oct. 5, 2020

This Will Be a Crucial Week for Pandemic Voting Cases at the Supreme CourtSlate, Oct. 5, 2020

Trump’s New Supreme Court Is Coming for the Next Dozen ElectionsN.Y. Mag, Oct. 5, 2020

Electoral Chaos Might Ensue if Biden or Trump Were Forced Out of the RaceSlate, Oct. 2, 2020

Don’t fall for claims of voter fraudL.A. Times, Sept. 25, 2020

I’ve Never Been More Worried About American Democracy Than I Am Right NowSlate, Sept. 23, 2020

Can Congress Salvage RBG’s Legacy?Slate, Sept. 21, 2020

Barr’s Undermining of the Election is Downright Dangerous, CNN Opinion, Sept. 17, 2020

Democrats May Not Trust the Election Results if Trump WinsWash. Post, Sept. 10, 2020

Donald Trump’s Encouragement to Vote Twice Could Cause Election Day ChaosSlate, Sept. 3, 2020

Trump’s Relentless Attacks on Mail-In Voting Are Part of a Larger StrategyN.Y. Times, Aug. 19, 2020

California’s Ballot Harvesting Law: A Crop of Trouble?L.A. Lawyer, July/Aug. 2020

Bring on the 28th AmendmentN.Y. Times Sunday Review, June 29, 2020

Texas Voters Face Malicious Prosecutions After COVID-19 Absentee Ballot RulingSlate, May 27, 2020

The Right-Wing Legal Network is Now Openly Pushing Conspiracy TheoriesSlate, May 27, 2020 (with Dahlia Lithwick)

Trump’s bogus attacks on mail-in voting could hurt his supporters, too; The president is undermining democracy. He could also be undermining his own campaignWash. Post, May 20, 2020

GOP War on Mail-in Ballots May BackfireNY Daily News, Apr. 20, 2020

We Cannot Hold an Election Without a Functional Post OfficeSlate, Apr. 14, 2020

Trump is Wrong About the Dangers of Absentee BallotsWash. Post, Apr. 9, 2020

How Republicans are Using the Pandemic to Suppress the VoteLA Times, Apr. 4, 2020

What Happens in November if One Side Doesn’t Accept the Election Results? How coronavirus could contribute to a 2020 election meltdownSlate, Mar. 30, 2020

How to Protect the 2020 Election from CoronavirusSlate, Mar. 13, 2020

Why Trump and the RNC are spending $10 million to fight Democrats’ voting rights lawsuitsSlate, Mar. 5, 2020

Can’t Call the Super Tuesday Vote? Be PatientLA Times, Mar. 3, 2020

If Democrats Fight Right-Wing ‘Fake News’ Fire with Fire, We All LoseSalon, Feb. 24, 2020

How to Prevent the Next Election MeltdownWall St. Journal, Feb. 7, 2020 (Saturday Essay)

What the Impeachment Ordeal Can Tell Us About the 2020 ElectionCNN Opinion, Feb. 5, 2020

Trump’s Jokes About Defying Election Results Could Create ChaosSlate, Feb. 4, 2020

The Alarming Prospect of the Supreme Court Deciding the 2020 ElectionThe Atlantic, Feb. 3, 2020

The loser of November’s election may not concede. Their voters won’t, eitherWash. Post, Jan. 24, 2020 (Sunday Outlook)

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