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A Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. rally and march in Seattle, Wash., on January 20, 2003.

Conservative legislators across the country are passing laws to ban books and courses that espouse critical race theory, yet what lawmakers and pundits are really saying when they urge a prohibition is that they don’t want Black people to question second-class status. Read more»

It didn't take Nostradamus to foresee an 11-judge federal court panel upholding Tucson's hybrid election system and cashiering Tucson Republicans' hopes for a court fix to their political woes. When it comes to equal protection, all Tucson voters are equally privileged or equally screwed, the judges ruled. Read more»

Tuesday's ruling tossing out Tucson's elections is neither that shocking, nor a game changer. In fact, I'm trying to figure out what Republicans are crowing about because they haven't proven adept at the sort of all-out campaign required to win over skeptical voters. They were great at it, once. Read more» 2

I can already hear it: City-wide elections are bad for democracy. Conservative East Side voters are the victims of Jim Crow laws. Republicans in Tucson are disenfranchised. Tucson only votes party line. Voters only look at the party and the GOP has no hope. I say to those voices: Bite me. Read more» 9

Voter IDs laws have become a political flashpoint: Supporters say the laws — which 30 states have now enacted — are needed to combat voter fraud, while critics see them as a tactic to disenfranchise voters. Read more» 1

Well it's happening again in Arizona. State Senator Russell Pearce and his side-kick, Rep. John Kavanaugh are getting ready to unveil their newest assault on undocumented immigrants, this time with a bill designed to eliminate birthright citizenship. Read more» 2