In this one statute, the North Carolina legislature imposed a number of voting restrictions. The law required in-person voters to show certain photo IDs, beginning in 2016, which African Americans disproportionately lacked, and eliminated or reduced registration and voting access tools that African Americans disproportionately used. Id. at *9-10, *37, *123, *127, *131. Moreover, as the district court found, prior to enactment of SL 2013-381, the legislature requested and received racial data as to usage of the practices changed by the proposed law.
Nob discusses how pizza can explain the US attitude toward the TPP…maybe.
Joe Sal has two axes to grind.
I do not stand with the Bernie-or-Bust crowd. But I am of them.
What’s going on with Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin? The press is on it.
Donald Trump is not the person who said the most annoying thing about race this week.
So what exactly is Trump doing?
Trying not to delight too much in the missteps of political parties.
Charles Kinsey having survived his police-shooting might make its occurrence far harder to dismiss.
Some musings on Modernity and Reformation
Reince Priebus defends himself.
In which a human Molotov Cocktail flings himself in the right direction.
You shouldn’t judge Melania Trump by the incompetent actions of her husband’s staff. But you sure as hell should judge the staff.
It’s been a heck of a ride.
Yes, we’re still talking about Brexit. But today it’s about more than just the politics, it’s about the racism behind Britain’s Leave vote.
Not a lot known just yet about what happened during Bastille Day celebrations on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France.
On Email Servers, Government Use Thereof
Are you playing in Ordinary Times‘ Veepstakes Fundraiser? Why not?
“Is it accurate that Coach Paterno quickly said to you, ‘I don’t want to hear about any of that kind of stuff, I have a football season to worry about?’” the man’s lawyer asked him in 2014.
“Specifically. Yes . . . I was shocked, disappointed, offended. I was insulted. . . I said, is that all you’re going to do? You’re not going to do anything else?”
Paterno, the man testified, just walked away.
Burt Likko stumbles into a Black Lives Matter rally.
Who are these people outside our castle gates and what is that they’re holding in their hands?
Status Quo has a bad name, but if you get to know em and throw back some beers, e’s really a good Bias.
Public opinion is a wonderful regulator of governments, but only when circumscribed by well-constructed institutions.
If you’re a liberal, you should think twice before rewarding the world’s lamest slumber party.
The nature of the party.
Everything went terribly. Here are some suggestions to make them go less terribly next time.
Like it or not, the 2016 POTUS race is already over.
We can all agree that violence at a political rally is wrong, right? Right? Well…
Bleak musings for your weekend
“Expect to be called a demogogue, but dont be a demogogue.”
Americans constantly re-elect a congress they despise, and they hold other contradictory views too. We are still deeply uncomfortable with this whole democracy thing.
Elizabeth and Daniel discuss civility.
Nobody knew jack about this.
America desperately needs a disciplined, conservative political party — a thing the GOP has not been for quite some time. Here are the six steps those small-c conservatives of the #NeverTrump variety will have to take if they want to stem the rise of Trumpism in their party.
Well, are they?
In Which I Throw Water On Enthusiasm