Will the abortion debate keep moderate women in the Democrat camp?
From the suburbs of Philadelphia and the Grand Rapids to the more conservative Nebraska region, there are early indications that some voters who reject Mr. Biden also believe that Republicans have gone too far on many issues, especially abortion. Have gone
It’s a dynamic state-wide race and the ability to shape some House contests, and one that crystallizes the central tensions of the midterm elections as Democrats examine whether they are confronting attempts to define today’s Republicans as extremists. Can reduce political barriers.
Maximum boot / WaPo:
American democracy is broken. Here’s how to fix it.
There is no justice in a political system that gives Republicans six out of nine seats on the Supreme Court, even though one Republican has won the popular vote for president only once in the last 30 years. Therefore, there is also some deep turmoil in the Senate which gives California (population 39.3 million) as many seats as Womming (population 581,348). The founders never imagined such an imbalance between power and population. It undermines any pretense that we are still a democracy.
Adam Kingsinger / Twitter:
1) When your friends say that this committee is impartial, you may remind them that all the witnesses are Republicans who have been appointed by Trump. That Kevin McCarthy got a fair deal in a split commission, but then took his ball and went home. When the committee was formed …2) Kevin pulled his other three members after two, who instigated the mutiny, were not allowed to stay.@GOPLeaderThen two more could be added, but Trump asked him to pull his members …3) He thought it would pull the plug on the “brilliant trick” committee. But that did not happen. Cheney and I left. This bipartisan committee has been able to find out what was recently denied by the truth tellers on January 6 …4) So they avoid trying to discredit a young woman with more courage than they can muster in a lifetime. Except … it’s not working. Cassidy doesn’t look for limelight, but she is compelled with respect. He didn’t even have to swear in the constitution …5) As Kevin, Alice, Christy Noem and others did. But she voluntarily swore what she knew. He is the best of them all. They are all scared. They should be.
Ashley Lopez / NPR:
Losing in public opinion, Christian rights are winning in court
[Robert P.] Jones [PRRI]He said he also sees Christian rights as beginning to deviate from democratic norms. For example, many Christian conservatives are backing voting restrictions and supporting Trump’s election lies. Jones said this is one of the ways he can make sure his country is a Christian nation.
“I think we’re seeing the last kind of desperate grip – including violence – it’s a desperate attempt to maintain that vision of the country and stay in power,” he says.
In conclusion, Jones said, this time in American history could be a place for democracy.
“I think if we can protect our democratic institutions and face these attacks on it, I think there is light at the other end of the tunnel,” he said. “But I think we’re here for some dark days.”
More and more white evangelical Christians are now talking about America as a Christian nation that promotes or directly embraces Christian nationalism – the idea that America is a Christian nation and the root of its laws. It should be in the Bible.
Susan J. Dames / Michigan Advance:
Forcing 10-year-old rape victims to give birth is not ethical, legitimate or ‘pro-life’
In a post-row America, anti-abortion forces are proving that it was never about standing up for women.
One of the first victims of this abusive Fiat was a 10-year-old rape victim in Ohio who was forced to move to Indiana to end her pregnancy.
It is clear that many Republicans have dropped out of the health category, but pregnancy and childbirth can be dangerous for healthy, adult women (far more than abortion).
Bill Lion / Washington Monthly:
End of Row vs. Wade could help Democrats in this midterm raceInstead of fighting each other over abortion, Democrats can fight these Republicans..
Per reports fromNew York Times,The Washington PostAnd there is growing “disappointment” from progressives over the White House response to National Public Radio.DobbsDecision Ocasio-Cortez, on Twitter, shared a viral video of two abortion rights activists condemning “Joe Biden’s campaign” for doing one.Fundraising appealAfterDobbsWhile Democrats have failed to codify abortion rights despite their Congress majority. “We can’t just make promises, get people to vote, and then refuse to use our full power when they do,” the New York representative said sympathetically.
Legitimate arguments can be made as to whether Democrats should now take any conceptual action to protect abortion rights, regardless of current legislation and Senate rules, or whether party members should only work within the system because At the mercy of further changing the rules, all rights, reproduction and beyond, to change the political winds.
But why should Democrats be embroiled in an inter-party debate on strategies when they can unite against Republicans banning abortion?
David A. Graham / Atlantic:
Really good news about voting for a change
Colorado’s general plan to increase voter registration is already working.
This kind of bad news has covered another interesting and exciting change in the country. Beginning in May 2020, Colorado has revised its registration system so that anyone who obtains a new driver’s license and provides proof of citizenship will now automatically register to vote. The state then sends a postcard informing the public of their registration and giving them a chance to exit. This is a small tweak to the old system, which would offer anyone who comes to the DMV the option to register, but a study by two Stanford University political scientists earlier this year shows that The new approach has made a significant difference: more than 200,000 new registered voters in the 16 months from September 2021, in a state where nearly 3.3 million votes were cast in the 2020 presidential election.
This is the first real empirical indication of how effective this system, known as “back-end automatic voter registration”, can be compared to the more common “front-end” system, which gives people the opportunity to register. . They visit the DMV. (The latter approach is “automatic” because voters do not have to go to a different agency or mail on a farm.) While Democrats and many Democrats are worried about the dangers of voting, There may be a shift. Be a simple and effective way to reduce voting barriers and increase access.