Voting Rights

Sam and Emma host writer Shon Faye to discuss her recent book The Transgender Issue: Trans Justice Is Justice For All. Then, Sam and Emma are joined by Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District to discuss President Biden’s recent student loan debt forgiveness plan, as well as many of the other crazy goings-on on Capitol Hill. Emma and Sam first […]
Sam and Emma Anna Della Subin, senior editor at Bidoun Projects, to discuss her recent book Accidental Gods: On Men Unwittingly Turned Divine, on the pervasive and frequently overlooked figure that began popping up at the dawn of “New World” imperialism, and has since emerged, both through oppression and resistance, countless times in the face of a singular […]
It’s Casual Friday! Sam and Emma host Heather Digby Parton, contributing writer at Salon.com and proprietor of the blog Hullabaloo, to round up the week in news. Then, Sam and Emma are joined by Francesca Fiorentini, host of The Bitchuation Room podcast! First, Digby, Emma, and Sam get into yesterday’s SCOTUS decisions, the first blocking the testing mandate with a vaccine opt-out in […]
It’s Casual Friday! Sam hosts Osita Nwanevu, contributing editor at The New Republic, to wrap up the week in news and discuss his recent piece in the New York Times, “Trump Isn’t the Only One To Blame for the Capitol Riot.” Osita sits down to unpack the project of Republican grievance that has been built over […]
Sam sits down with historian Christopher W. Shaw, to discuss his recent book First Class: The U.S. Postal Service, Democracy, and the Corporate Threat, on the rise of one of the most popular public services, and its precarious state in an era of privatization. They begin in the 18th century, with the beginnings of the postal […]
Pat Robertson muses that British people might want to die in terrorist attacks, because of political correctness. Russian hackers appear to have triad to hack computers used for voting. Why voting integrity is a structural problem in America. The FBI arrests an NSA leaker. The Trump Administration admits that the Russia investigation is derailing their […]
Jeff Sessions was to racist for Reagan’s America. The Nation’s Ari Berman explains why Jeff Sessions is a distinct and ruthless opponent of voting rights. Sessions racist and dangerous record. Why Sessions has never changed his opinions on opposing civil rights and voting rights. Does Sessions regret his anti civil rights record? Sessions and his […]
Will Melania Trump’s nude pictures might finally hurt Trump with core Republican voters. Ari Berman author of “Give Us the Ballot”, Republican voting restriction laws are getting rolled back. The North Carolina Court decision that attacks Republicans efforts to undermine African American voting rights. The importance of finding “intentional discrimination. How many voters will be […]
The Nation’s Ari Berman, explains the historical importance of Selma Alabama. Why Martin Luther King Jr. selected Selma as a site for the Civil Rights struggle. Find out the unknown Civil Rights heroes of Selma. The slow pace of change in Selma and why the cities Country Club is still racially segregated. Why Selma’s wealthy […]
The Nation’s Ari Berman explains a Wisconsin Judges striking down of that states Voter ID law, why the decision was sweeping and important, the right’s absurd voter fraud theories, what really motivates Voter ID laws, the importance of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, collecting data on Voter ID laws, why the burden of […]