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“Scamtos”

How did George Santos get elected and why is he still in office?   One local newspaper investigated and ran articles on George Santos prior to his election. The North Shore

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Reproductive Freedom
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50TH ANNIVERSARY OF ROE v. WADE

It’s hard to believe that today (1/22/23) we would have celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 1973 ruling of Roe v. Wade.  It is a stark reminder of all

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Protect Democracy
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C-SPAN’ing

One fascinating aspect of the House Speakership election was that C-SPAN had full control of the cameras in the House chamber for all 15 rounds of voting. Because there was no Speaker in

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Protect Democracy
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House Rules

We’ve already seen the 118th Congress in action and it isn’t pretty. Next up is the Rules Package, which must be adopted by the House by January 13th in order

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Reproductive Freedom
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Extradition of “Fleeing Felons”

Every once in a while we read something that breaks through the cacaphony of legislation designed to deprive people of autonomy over their bodies and lives. Over the past year, states have been inundated with anti-abortion and anti-trans

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Protect Democracy
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The Battle for Direct Democracy

Having already succeeded in the deeply undemocratic practice of gerrymandering, increasingly, GOP-dominated state legislatures are turning their focus on curtailing people’s access to direct democracy through ballot measures such as ballot

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Protect Democracy
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Always Democracy

The Supreme Court’s term starts this week. On Tuesday the Court will hear Merrill v Milligan, where the Court is being asked to resolve whether the state of Alabama’s 2021

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Reproductive Freedom
Mary Ward

We rallied up.

On December 1, pro-choice and anti-abortion activists demonstrated outside the Supreme Court and U.S. Capitol as the Nine heard arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, a case posed to

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