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Let's make sure we focus on the source of contention

The tragedy is that we have a congress with a senate that has a minority of misguided senators who will use the filibuster to keep the majority of people from even voting. They won’t let the majority of senators vote and certainly, they wouldn't want the majority of people to…

Democrats need to forget about Bernie Sanders and focus on Mayor Pete

We’re barely a month into 2022 and many eyes are already cast toward 2024. The increasingly important 2022 midterm elections are approaching much sooner but most voters are more concerned with who is going to challenge Donald Trump in 2024. That said, discussion of that particular topic is only going…

An administrative procedure with no administrative remedy? Sounds like voter suppression.

Texas is working hard to reduce voter turnout across its valiant and glorious state. New laws that come into effect this year include tighter regulations for people who desire to vote by mail. Apparently, they’ve taken the words of former President Trump to heart, and they’re very concerned about voter…

“If you take these jobs of responsibility, you have to be willing to give up something.”

Mark Warner has a different background than his colleagues in the Senate, one more common in Silicon Valley than Washington’s halls. Before Virginians elected him U.S. Senator in 2008, and governor six years before that, Warner was a venture capitalist and entrepreneur. He co-founded Nextel, a wireless company now owned…

What a close look at the Senate’s leading obstructionist shows about the voting rights debate

According to Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the leader of the Senate Republican minority, the two bills that Democrats are now pushing to address voting rights are a “bald-faced attempt by liberals to rig our electoral systems in their own favor.” …

The key to China’s geopolitical success continues to be infrastructure development

China is kicking off 2022 with a flurry of diplomacy and partnerships in Africa and the Middle East that are ruffling some feathers. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has just finished a trip to East Africa on a charm offensive designed to shore up China’s presence on the Red Sea…

The central question is: What makes Manchin tick?

Few challenges have been more vexing for the Democratic Party of the 117th Congress than unlocking Sen. Joe Manchin’s vote for progressive legislation. From casting the 50th vote for last spring’s $1.9T emergency COVID funding to blowing up the Build Back Better Act in December, Manchin has repeatedly been the…

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