Episode

6/1 Ari Berman: How the Money Primary Is Undermining Voting Rights

June 1, 2015

The Nation’s Ari Berman, author of the forthcoming Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, explains the new Supreme Court case that will determine the meaning of “one person one vote”. Is the Evenwel v. Abbott Case the next conservative rolling back of voting rights? The shrinking of representation in the Evenwel v Abbott. How money in politics is starting to undermine voting rights. The staggering amounts of money that will be spent in the 2016 election. Why the wealthy get the policies they want. Also how a center-left Supreme Court could help reverse this crisis.

On The Fun Half: a report from Kansas on the fanatic governance of Sam Brownback. A stunning new case of poor shaming in New York City targeting public school children. A caller tells us about being raised as a religious homeschooler. Scott Walker says forced ultrasounds are fine because ultrasounds are “cool”. Carly Fiorina claims the Chinese aren’t creative. Also your calls and IMs.

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