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How to Coup-Proof America
• February 16, 2021 11:20 AM
After the impeachment and acquittal of Donald Trump, we now confront the Republican Party we have — not the one we want or the nation needs, not the one we grew up with, not the one moored to conservative principles or moral judgment or even shame. Any senator who voted to acquit the former president in the face of the overwhelming case against him is a senator who today appears committed, even after the deadly Capitol insurrection, to undermining democratic rule — and Democratic rule. Once Republicans stopped competing for votes through policy, once they decided to win elections by trying to ensure that fewer citizens could vote, they were ready to be led by Trump.
House to vote on HR 1 government overhaul, policing bill first week of March
• February 16, 2021 11:14 AM
The first week of March will be a big one in the House as Democratic leaders bring two top party priorities to the floor: a government overhaul measure given the coveted bill number HR 1 and legislation named after George Floyd that would overhaul policing laws.
John Oliver: Democrats ‘Don’t Seem Remotely Prepared’ to Fight Republican Threats (Video)
• February 15, 2021 11:25 AM
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” made its return Sunday night on HBO after a momentous couple months off the air, and Oliver started things off with the most pressing issue of the moment: that the Democrats, who currently control both the White House and both houses of Congress, don’t seem as committed to defeating Republican attempts to restrict voting rights.