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Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Sep. 15, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Sept. 15 The Boston Herald on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's “Tax the Rich” dress: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is a woman of the people. So much so...

Democrats revise elections bill but face Senate headwinds

Sep. 14, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats unveiled a pare- back elections bill Tuesday in hopes of kickstarting their stalled push to counteract new laws in Republican states that could make it more difficult to cast a ballot. But the new compromise legislation is likely...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Sep. 13, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. Sept. 7, 2021. Editorial: Redistricting is messy, but Nebraska legislators must find sensible compromise Nebraska’s Legislature is officially nonpartisan, but over the years, it by no means has been immune from ugly warring over...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Sep. 08, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

Sept. 6 The Boston Herald on how the Afghan war has reshaped U.S., the world: Is America safer after its 20-year war on terrorism in Afghanistan has resulted in the Taliban’s victory? The answer, like the war itself, is muddled. The lack of...

Seeing danger, some in GOP leery of Texas abortion law

Sep. 03, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Almost instantly after most abortions were banned in Texas, Democrats were decrying the new law as unconstitutional, an assault on women's health that must be challenged. But the reaction from many Republicans on the other side hasn't been nearly as emphatic. ...

Seeing danger, some in GOP leery of Texas abortion law

Sep. 02, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Almost instantly after most abortions were banned in Texas, Democrats were decrying the new law as unconstitutional, an assault on women's health that must be challenged. But the reaction from many Republicans on the other side hasn't been nearly as emphatic. ...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Sep. 01, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

Aug. 30 The Los Angeles Times on the Texas abortion law: A horrendous new Texas law scheduled to go into effect Wednesday would ban abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected — typically around six weeks of gestation — and turn individuals into...

Marchers across US call on Congress to bolster voting rights

Aug. 28, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of voting rights advocates rallied across the country Saturday to call for sweeping federal laws that would wipe out voting restrictions advancing in some Republican-controlled states that could make it harder to cast a ballot. Many activists...

U.S. voting rights events reflect multiracial reform agenda

Aug. 26, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

A decades-old fight to expand and protect voting rights will intensify this weekend, when multiracial coalitions of civil, human and labor rights leaders hold rallies in Washington and across the nation to urge passage of federal voter protections eroded since the Voting Rights Act of 1965. ...

Senate Democrats push voting rights bills in Wisconsin

Aug. 25, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Senate Democrats brought their push for a new federal voting bill to battleground Wisconsin on Wednesday, arguing at a roundtable discussion that the sweeping measure is needed to blunt attempts by Republicans to make voting more difficult. ...