Margaret Sullivan in The Washington Post
, explicitly invoking the work of Tom Mann and Norm Ornstein, calls for Big Media to reframe its approach: “The democracy beat shouldn’t be some kind of specialized innovation, but a widespread rethinking… Continue reading
The spotlight moves from Texas to Ohio, as Politico explains
: Arizona’s former Secretary of State, Ken Bennett, is resigning his role in supervising the Cyber Ninjas on behalf of the state senate. Having been shut out of the process, he announced: “I cannot put a rubber stamp on… Continue reading
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports
. The Georgia legislature is thinking of new ways to strip power from the Secretary of State’s office, another apparent rebuke to Brad Raffensperger.
To be fair, the whole idea of elected partisans running elections… Continue reading
reports on today’s meeting among Senate Democrats to bring forward new version of S1, the For the People Act, building upon Senator Manchin’s compromise proposal. There’s also the possibility of new provisions aimed at election subversion. But there’s… Continue reading
The Department of Justice issued two documents today: one on federal laws applicable to the kind of outsourced “audit” that Maricopa County, Arizona has been conducting; the other providing “guidance” on various federal laws potentially applicable to the changes in… Continue reading
Raleigh News & Observer
on the latest court ruling in the tug-of-war between federal and state officials, as well as the press, over voting records in North Carolina.
The Ash Center at Harvard is seeking a Research Fellow to help guide a new initiative on Reimagining Democracy. Details here
Luke Broadwater of the NY Times was on the Daily podcast
and provided a superb overview and analysis of the political dynamics leading up to and surrounding yesterday’s hearing.
The Lawfare podcast
went even deeper into details, with Quinta… Continue reading
in litigation over the Big Lie and its consequences.
As reports of today’s select committee hearing are starting to roll in (from The NY Times
, The Washington Post
, The Hill
, and elsewhere), I’m struck by the fact that the ongoing threat to democracy is… Continue reading
Mischiefs of Faction
has new analysis of 2018 data. Their assessment: “Republican candidates looking for electoral success may want to think carefully before welcoming Trump’s endorsement.”
As the committee’s hearings begin with riveting testimony of the horrific violence at the Capitol on January 6, and with much discussion about the need for the committee to figure out what caused the breach of the Capitol that day… Continue reading
The USA women’s soccer team is advancing out of the preliminary round-robin stage of competition based on a “goal differential” tiebreaker used to differentiate teams with the same win-loss records. “The United States finished second in Group G on the… Continue reading