Alito’s Leaked Draft Dooms Roe
The End of Roe v Wade: What Now?
I have tried to write this post a half a dozen times tonight. To say I’ve been a jumble of thoughts and emotions over the last 24 hours since we all learned of the draft decision penned by Justice Alito… Read More ›
It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times
Growing up, one of my favorite books was The Best of LIFE, a collection of LIFE Magazine’s best photographs over the decades. Originally published in 1976, my parents gave it to me as a gift when I was in high… Read More ›
Let’s Get Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Confirmed to SCOTUS!
We had to wait a long time for this, but it’s finally our turn to get a Supreme Court nominee confirmed! Take Action First and foremost, be sure to call both of your Senators this week (contact info here) and… Read More ›
Your Burning Questions About Justice Breyer’s Retirement Answered
Well, hearing that Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, 83, was retiring certainly scrambled what I thought I was going to write about today! But let’s dive in to the burning questions, most of which I don’t see being answered in… Read More ›
3 Things We Can Do About Women’s Reproductive Rights Under Attack
Roe v Wade is under attack in a way we’ve not seen in decades. Here’s 3 ways to take action today.
3 Ways To Fight Back Against Texas’ Abortion Law
What exactly happened that essentially overturned Roe v. Wade overnight, and what can be done about it?
How To Proceed When the Supreme Court Hates Voting Rights
A reflection on SCOTUS’s most recent decision affecting voting rights, and how we move forward.
Where Does the Supreme Court Stand on Voting Rights?
Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on a voting rights case out of Arizona. Here’s what happened.
Barrett’s Confirmation is NOT the End
The GOP will rue the day they rammed these Supreme Court justices down our throats. Mark my words.
Fighting Too Many Fires Gets You Burned
There are so many major news stories fighting for our attention and activism right now. It’s easy to feel scattershot. The answer is to focus.
The Week’s Best Cartoons 6/20
Editorial cartoonists appear to be one of the last groups of people who speak out and say exactly what’s happening. They reveal what’s really going on behind all the pomp and circumstance in front of cameras and reporters, and entertain… Read More ›
3 Nightmare Supreme Court Scenarios We Face Today
Do we have to lose something before we appreciate it? Losing a Supreme Court seat that President Obama should have been allowed to fill was a blow (and an early sign of just how low McConnell would go.) Then,… Read More ›
Sunday Reading: This Week’s Recommendations
Every week I come across articles that I find interesting and that I think you all here at Political⚡Charge might enjoy as well. Here are this week’s recommendations. A Chance to Revive the Voting Rights Act Brennan Center for Justice… Read More ›
Saturday Morning Cartoons 6/29
Here are the nation’s great editorial cartoonists responding to this week’s top news stories. Refugees at our Border By Rob Jacobs By Mike Luckovich, Atlanta Journal-Constitution By Dan Wasserman SCOTUS Gerrymandering Decision By Bill Bramhall, New York… Read More ›
The Latest Twist with the 2020 Census
The decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census could affect how many U.S. Representatives every state gets to send to Congress in the next decade. Some states will gain while others lose. But I am of the… Read More ›
Trump is Trying to Lock In White Republican Power. We Now Have Proof.
What do Republican gerrymandering and the 2020 census have in common? They share the same architect. Yes, this architect worked on these democracy-bending projects for the Republicans in order to be “advantageous to Republicans and Non-Hispanic Whites.” We’ve all guessed… Read More ›
The Voting Rights Act: A Short Guide
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 has long been considered one of the most important pieces of legislation for civil rights. But its aims have been under increasing attack particularly in the past few years. In order to help protect… Read More ›
Will the Supreme Court Ever Create a Rule about Gerrymandering?
Gerrymandering has long been considered to be anti-democratic and an effective voter suppression tool. Particularly after the 2010 Census and with the Republicans in control of so many state legislatures, gerrymandering happened everywhere. In a true representative democracy, politicians should… Read More ›
The Rage We Feel
Listening to, and later reading about, yesterday’s SCOTUS testimony was hard. Really hard. I remain in awe of what Dr. Christine Blasey Ford did. The only thing she stood to gain was to protect the highest court in her country…. Read More ›