OVerview of issues and necessary REFORMS

10 Far-Reaching Congressional Ethics Reforms to Strengthen U.S. Democracy, Center for American Progress

The legacy of ‘Citizens United’ has been destructive. We need campaign finance reform., Washington Post

Voting Reform, Brennan Center for Justice 

Masked Racism: Reflections on the Prison Industrial Complex, Angela Davis, Color Lines

How ‘White Fragility’ Supports Racism and How Whites can Stop It, CNN

Selected News 2020

Grassroots Organizers Flipped Georgia Blue, Truthout

2020 Voter Turnout is the Highest in Over a Century, Washington Post

By Numbers: How the U.S. Voted in 2020, Financial Times

Floridians mobilize to remove financial barriers to voting for formerly incarcerated people, Daily Kos

Who Gets to Vote in Florida, New Yorker

The Debate Over the Word “Fascism” Takes a New Turn, New York Times

Why The Small Protests In Small Towns Across America Matter, Buzz Feed

Selected News 2019

How to Turn Anger and Fear Into Political Power. Latinos in Arizona can show how it’s done, Alejandra Gomez and , New York Times

The scope of Trump’s corruption is mind-boggling. New developments show how, Greg Sargent, Washington Post

How Democracy Dies, American-Style, Paul Krugman, New York Times

What Middle-Class Families Want America to Know, New York Times

White Trump Voters are Richer than They Appear, Washington Post

Trump’s Retreat on Environment is Affecting Communities Across America, New York Times Special Series

Voter Suppression:

Just How Big a Problem is Voter Suppression?, Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post

The five ways Republicans will crack down on voting rights in 2020, Carol Anderson, The Guardian

Wisconsin threw hundreds of thousands off the voter rolls, endangering democracy, Ben Wikler, CNN

New Voting Restrictions in America, Brennan Center for Justice

Selected News 2018

Midterms: It Was A Big, Blue Wave: Democrats Pick Up Most House Seats In A Generation, Domenico Montanaro, NPR 

10 reasons you should vote for Democrats and against Trump in midterm elections. ASAP., James Sattler, USA Today

The Rigging of American Politics, Ezra Klein, Vox

Tracking Trump’s Agenda, Step by Step, Josh Keller, Adam Pierce, Wilson Andrews, New York Times

We just watched a U.S. president acting on behalf of a hostile power, Max Boot, Washington Post

Trump Kushner Money Ties to Saudi Arabia Taint U.S. Policy Voice, Rachel Maddow

What did corporate America do with that tax break? Buy record amounts of its own stock, NBC News

A Year in Trump Corruption, Nicole Narea, Washington Monthly

Turning Affluent Suburbs Blue isn’t Worth the Cost, Lily Geismer and 

Latino voter participation more than doubles 2014 levels, Rafael Bernal, The Hill

Voter Suppression:

Voter Suppression is the New Old NormalVann R. Newkirk II, The Atlantic

The Myth of the Lazy Non-Voter, New York Times

Will North Dakota’s Discriminatory Voter-ID Law Cost North Dakota the Senate?John Nichols, The Nation 

Where the Streets Have No Name, the People Have No Vote, Deirde Mask, New York Times

Vote. That’s Just What They Don’t Want You to Do, New York Times

How Voter Suppression Efforts are Targeting Minorities, Fresh Air, NPR

Voter suppression stories aren’t just about which party wins or loses in November — they’re about racist disenfranchisement in the long term, Pam Vogel, Media Matters

Trump’s Voter Suppression Efforts Have Begun, Dale Ho, New York Times

Selected News 2017

The Conservative Pipeline to the Supreme Court, Jeffrey Toobin, The New Yorker

The Right-Wing Takeover of the U.S. Court System Will Transform America, Paul Butler, The Guardian

House G.O.P. Scraps Plans to Gut Ethics Watchdog, Cristina Marcos, The Hill

House Republicans Dive into the Swamp, John Nichols, The Nation

Republicans call Obamacare a ‘failure.’ These 7 charts show they couldn’t be more wrong, Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times

Democratic lawmakers considering challenge to Trump’s Electoral College victory, Kyle Cheney, Politico

Donald Trump Casts Intelligence Aside, New York Times Editorial Board

Don’t Just Thank Black Women, Follow Us, Angela Peoples, New York Times

In Break With Precedent, Obama Envoys Are Denied Extensions Past Inauguration Day, Julie Hirschfeld Davis, New York Times

The Age of Fake Policy, Paul Krugman, New York Times

Corker Warns of Repealing Obamacare Without Replacement, Jordain Carney, The Hill

Trump’s America and the New World Order: A Conversation with Noam Chomsky, C.J. Polychroniou, Truthout

What Donald Trump Owes Wall Street, Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic

Trump Organization Allegedly Owes Money All Over D.C., The Week

Rep. Katherine Clark to Skip Trump Inauguration in Protest, Astead Herndon, Boston Globe

Not a democracy—Speaker Ryan dispatched a security team to block delivery of a massive PP petition, Jen Hayden, Daily Kos

The resistance of “Indivisible” is taking off. In fact it may well already be working!, Murfster35, Daily Kos

Congress Moves to Give Away National Lands, Discounting Billions in Revenue, Heather Hansman, The Guardian

The Damage Already Done by Trump’s Presidency, Tim Dickinson, Rolling Stone

Trump has Yet to Severe Ties with Businesses, Despite Promises, Jim Zarroli, NPR

The Campaign to Impeach President Trump has Begun, Matea Gold, Washington Post

The White House is Already in Flames, Howard Fineman, Huffington Post

74 Paths to Putin, Trump Watchdog

America’s Great Divide in Dental Care, Dartagnan, Daily Kos

Election is Over, but Trump Can’t Seem to Get Past It, Peter Baker and Maggie Haberman, New York Times

Constitutional Law Expert Laurence Tribe: ‘High Crimes and Misdemeanors’ in Trump’s firing of Comey, Daily Kos

Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation, Michael Schmidt, New York Times

DeVos rescinds 72 guidance documents outlining rights for disabled students, Moriah Balingit, Washington Post

Selected News 2016

A Running Guide to Trump’s Highly Abnormal Presidency, Vice

Conflicts of Interest Could Put Trump in Violation of Constitution ‘On Day One’, Deirdre Fulton, Common Dreams

Trump’s Business Empire Isn’t Just An Ethical Disaster, Richard W. Painter, New York Times

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Is a Full-on Privatization Assault, Michelle Chen, The Nation

The highest value for Trump’s transition team appears to be personal loyalty to Donald Trump, Andrew Prokop, Vox

Noam Chomsky Tells (Voters) You Made a Big Mistake, Noam Chomsky

Donald Trump and the Lawsuit Presidency, New York Times Editorial Board

Military Leaders Urge Trump to See Climate as a Security Threat, Erika Bolstad, Scientific American

EARLY Opinion/Thought

Farewell America, Neal Gabler, Moyers & Co.

Trump Will Helm an America By and For Corporate America, Eugene Robinson, Washington Post

The Right Way to Resist Trump, Luigi Zingales, New York Times

The Case for Normalizing Trump, Matthew Yglesias, Vox

We’re Heading into Dark Times, This is How to Be Your Own Light in the Age of Trump, Sarah Kendzior, The Correspondent

America Elects a Bigot, Charles Blow, New York Times

No Trump, We Can’t Just Get Along, Charles Blow, New York Times

An Absurd and Dangerous President, Klaus Brinkbaumer Der Spiegel

Trump Changed Everything, Now Everything Counts, Barbara Kingsolver, The Guardian

Where I Wish President Trump Failure, Eugene Robinson, Washington Post

What it Means to Be a Writer in the Age of Trump, Maddie Crum, Huffington Post

Admit it: Trump is Unfit to Serve, Washington Post Editorial Board

The Hijacked American Presidency, Charles Blow, New York Times

Trump is Killing the Republican Party, Joe Scarborough, Washington Post 

‘Bread and circuses’ could strike down America like it did Rome, The Hill

Selected General News AND ADVOCACY Sources


Daily Kos


Talking Points Memo

The Nation

Think Progress


The Hill

Robert Reich

Brennan Center for Justice

Center for American Progress

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