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North Carolina GOP Are Intentionally Suppressing Black Votes To Maintain Their Majority In State Legislature

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This morning, residents of North Carolina are taking the state to court, arguing that GOP legislators in the state have intentionally designed a new voter ID law to marginalize the growing presence of minority turnout, which increasingly threatens the Republican majority in Raleigh. Via Think Progress: The state is claiming …

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What is a “complementarian” and why are women concerned about Marco Rubio’s new advisor?

Sen. Marco Rubio (Scott Olson, Getty Images)

Last week Marco Rubio announced the formation of a new religious liberty advisory board in his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination.  Among the fifteen members, Wayne Grudem stands out as the leader of “complementarianism,” a movement he created. Slate: “Within American evangelicalism, there are two broad camps when it …

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Time-warp? GOP’s Rhetoric On Race and Diversity Hearkens Back To 1964, Further Isolates Them In A Changing America

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Time and again, we’ve heard prominent members of the GOP make racially charged comments when discussing crime, gun violence, immigration, and social policies. We roll our eyes, we laugh, we look the other way, or most typically, we subvert a combination of all three. It’s the GOP’s awkward elephant (pun …

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