Tag: Voting
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Interview
Airdate: June 24, 2013

Crenshaw and Levitt assess the Supreme Court’s affirmative action ruling and issues in other major cases.

TX residents discuss voter ID Law & implications. Photo DTR Wikimedia Commons
February 29th, 2012

With a pending decision from the federal government, the Voter ID law in Texas could reduce the
number of eligible voters by 600,000 people.

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October 5th, 2011

When it comes to civility, is the U.S. really doing any better spiritually or morally today than in the time of its forefathers? Join the conversation with our blogger Sean Nixon.

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Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
September 24th, 2010

Senior writer for Salon.com Rebecca Traister, whose first book Big Girls Don’t Cry traces the pivotal campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin in the 2008 presidential election cycle, talked to Tavis about how the political landscape has changed for women in America in the past two years. But in a second conversation that continued [...]

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November 6th, 2009

This post was first published at VeniceforChange.com. I have a tiny, 750 square-foot house. But I’ve somehow made room for one of those enormous Obama “Hope” posters. You know the one. You’ve seen it a million times. This one sits framed in my kitchen. On it are the signatures of many of the volunteers I [...]

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
October 5th, 2009

The passage of Proposition 8 in California led to a dramatically increased awareness of homophobia around the country as well as the launch of a new generation of activists. What I didn’t realize until recently, though, is that Prop. 8 was also a unique catalyst in battling racism and faith-phobia. Following the LGBTQ (lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer) community’s [...]

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August 6th, 2009

The U.S. Supreme Court has its first Hispanic (and third woman) justice. In a 68-31 vote, the U.S. Senate confirmed Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the lifetime appointment. She will be sworn in on Saturday, in a ceremony that will be televised for the first time in the court’s history. Share your thoughts on Sotomayor’s confirmation [...]

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May 27th, 2009

A day after the California Supreme Court ruled 6-1 to uphold the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages (a.k.a. Proposition 8), the case is going federal. The attorneys on opposite ends of the 2000 Bush v. Gore presidential court battle (how weird is that?) have asked a federal judge in San Francisco to block California from [...]

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May 6th, 2009

Do you get your information from newspapers, on television, on the radio or online? Do you think everyone in your community has access to the networks they need (online or in-person) to find important information? How would you improve the quality of information available to the general public? Fascinating questions, huh? Even more fascinating when [...]

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April 3rd, 2009

Iowa became the first state in the Midwest and the third state in the country, along with Massachusetts and Connecticut, to legalize same-sex marriage. The Iowa Supreme Court unanimously struck down a 1998 ban on same-sex marriage Friday. Same-sex marriages could begin in the Hawkeye State in three weeks. The opposition is outraged. The pundits [...]