With the end of Sen. Manchin’s voting rights bill, the Republican assault on Democracy can continue.

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The fight for voting rights hit another wall on Wednesday when Senate Republicans unanimously voted down Sen. Joe Manchin’s voting rights bill. The bill, a compromise-based version, was the most recent attempt by Democrats to pass voting rights protection. …

Lost Cause mythology remains strong, but it needs to be stomped out like the propaganda it is.

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The debate over Confederate statutes was once again ignited last Monday after Charlottesville’s city council decided to remove two statues dedicated to Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. The decision was partially motivated by the violent arrival of white supremacists at the infamous ‘Unite the Right” rally of 2017, which…

America’s white washing of his legacy must end

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Another Martin Luther King day has arrived. On this day, Americans celebrate a well-respected and properly valorized champion of civil rights. At least, that is what it would appear to be, but the truth is much more sinister. While most Americans take their day off and enjoy the chance to…

If we don’t remind America of what January 6th truly means, then we will never be able to prevent it from happening again

Gallows were established on January 6th- image by Tyler Merbler.

Today is the anniversary that nobody should ever have to remember. Just one year ago today, America’s two-hundred-year-old tradition of peaceful elections came to an end under the deluded auspices of the so-called “Stop The Steal” movement. This movement, promoted and maintained by the Trump administration, would storm the Capitol…

The Commission’s work must continue to the bitter end

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After a year, the infamous January 6th assault on the Capitol remains a potent and painful reminder of how fragile our Democracy truly is. With the investigation into the Capitol attack still ongoing and increased opposition from Trump loyalists, many are left with questions about what purpose this commission serves…

The right-wing refusal to cooperate with the January 6th Commission must end

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The January 6th insurrection is perhaps one of the most historic events in recent memory, with events such as 9/11 among the few days that could match its importance. And though many Americans would like to know exactly how our Capitol nearly fell to armed insurrectionists, the GOP seems hellbent…

In just another example of why the anti-CRT movement is a moral panic, conservative activists are trying to censor MLK and Ruby Bridges

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It is not every day that someone tries to cancel Martin Luther King Jr., but here we are. Earlier this year, the Williamson County, Tennessee chapter of Moms for Liberty made a complaint to the Tennessee Department of Education arguing that the education’s curriculum violated the state’s law against Critical…

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