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Opinion: The only way Republicans can lead again

President Donald Trump is conducting an all-out assault on our democracy. There is no other way to look at this. The President lost the election and his legal team has failed to produce evidence of voter fraud. So now President Trump is attempting to convince state legislatures to overthrow the results. Voters made their decision, and yet he wants to force a different outcome. His attorney, Rudy Giuliani, is spewing the kinds of conspiracy theories that even conspiracy theorists shy away from. This is dangerous stuff. When some writers, such as Barton Gellman, writing in the Atlantic, predicted this would happen, too many people shrugged off the warning.

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Courts should protect right to vote. Why aren't they?

A disturbing number of courts are refusing to protect the right to vote. Although some federal district courts have eased certain election laws to make it easier to vote during the pandemic, the Supreme Court and federal appellate courts have mostly reversed these rulings. The appellate courts are instead unduly deferring to state legislatures and election officials.

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Judges block six-week abortion bans in Georgia and Tennessee

Federal judges blocked controversial abortion restrictions out of Georgia and Tennessee on Monday, a pair of key victories for abortion rights advocates after a flurry of so-called "heartbeat bans" swept state legislatures last year.

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What happens when women are empowered

Iowa and New Hampshire may dominate political headlines in the near term, but it is in a host of other states where significant political change is afoot. Many state legislatures are reconvening, including in Virginia, where a record 40 women now serve in Virginia's House of Delegates. Eileen Filler-Corn was recently elected the first woman speaker, with Charniele L. Herring serving as the first woman and the first African American majority leader. Earlier this month, Danica Roem tweeted after becoming the first trans woman to chair a committee in the Virginia legislature.

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'Game on': Republicans ramp up efforts to restrict abortion in 2020

Abortion has resurfaced as a major issue in American politics with a flurry of measures making their way through state legislatures around the country -- just as the Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in the first reproductive rights case since Justice Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed.

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Free speech wars miss the point of college

As the new school year gets underway and the presidential campaign heats up, it won't be long before we hear once again critics bewailing that free speech is no longer a core value at colleges and universities. Through a well-funded effort by conservative political organizations, already more than a dozen state legislatures have passed so-called campus free speech bills.

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Supreme Court conservatives question challenges of partisan gerrymandering

Conservative justices suggested on Tuesday that the Supreme Court should not get involved in fights over the use of politics to draw congressional district lines, amid allegations of partisan gerrymandering in North Carolina and Maryland in cases that could fundamentally impact the balance of power in legislatures and Congress.

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