Sunday Reading: What Caught My Eye This Week

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It’s easy to miss great articles when we’re so busy. Here are some of the pieces that I found intriguing this week, or ended up thinking about long after I read it. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy.

Meet the Man Curbing Trump’s Power Without Anyone Noticing
The man at the center of this Politico profile, Karl Racine, is responsible for fighting Trump’s actions in court (think emoluments and the national “emergency”) and helping to elect Democratic attorneys general in the states via the DAGA. What he’s accomplished in the last four years, and what he wants to accomplish going forward, is truly exciting. Get to know this man and his work!

Congress Should Limit the Emergency Powers of All Presidents
This opinion piece at Lawfare makes a very reasonable (and simple!) case for how Congress should amend the National Emergency Act. I mean, we still have an emergency from 1979. Does that seem ok to you?

Pro-Voter Reforms Were Key to Young Americans Voting in the 2018 Elections
The 2018 midterms had a 10% increase in turnout from young voters. If you’re interested in learning what it takes to get these voters involved in elections, I recommend reading this report (or even just the short summary) by the Center for American Progress.

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