Dahlia Lithwick, Slate’s exceptional legal analyst, on how the right has won the fight for the Supreme Court for the next few decades because they were more focused, more committed, and better organized. This is how they did it.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democratic senator from Rhode Island talks about why Democrats must care more about the Supreme Court, the danger of dark money, and the frustration of confirmation hearings.
Activists and organizers around the country are mobilizing against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who needs a simple majority of 51 votes in the Senate to be confirmed.
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The most important political task of the year is blocking Trump’s supreme court pick. It can be done, John Nichols argues—with the right political strategy: organizing in the states with the swing votes: Maine and Alaska.
Thom Hartmann discusses a potential congressional check on our far right supreme court, one that perhaps should have been used long before now.
Ian Millhiser, justice editor at ThinkProgress and Off-Kilter’s SCOTUS correspondent, on the roll that John Roberts now plays in deciding whether there will be a call for Democrats to take the nuclear option against the Supreme Court.
Ch. 10: Final comments on the philosophy of progressivism
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“15 Ways to Help a Campaign Win Their Election” (Political Charge)
AUGUST 14TH PRIMARIES:
U.S. House - 4th District (Dem. Primary): Incumbent Gwen Moore will very likely win her primary.
U.S. House - 7th District (Dem. Primary): Margaret Engebretson
Senate: Heads up! Sen. Tammy Baldwin is running for reelection in Nov. and facing $8.5 million in conservative money against her.
Due to time, the following states either have been *featured already or will be soon:
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