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6 items by Ari Berman

  • Florida GOP Takes Voter Suppression to a Brazen New Extreme

    Florida GOP Takes Voter Suppression to a Brazen New Extreme | BLOG ENTRY

    Imagine this: a Republican governor in a crucial battleground state instructs his secretary of state to purge the voting rolls of hundreds of thousands of allegedly ineligible voters. The move disenfranchises thousands of legally registered voters, who...

    May 30, 2012 12:34 PM ET
  • GOP War on Voting Targets Swing States

    GOP War on Voting Targets Swing States | BLOG ENTRY

    On March 7, 1963, civil rights activists were brutally beaten by police in Selma, Alabama, during the infamous "Bloody Sunday" march, for advocating for the right to vote. This week, forty-seven years later, today's civil rights leaders...

    March 9, 2012 1:07 PM ET
  • GOP War on Voting: AG Holder Joins the Fight

    GOP War on Voting: AG Holder Joins the Fight | BLOG ENTRY

    Attorney General Eric Holder didn’t say much that we didn’t already know in his speech on voting rights last night at the LBJ presidential library in Austin. But in light of the GOP’s unprecedented campaign...

    December 14, 2011 2:15 PM ET
  • Congress Investigates GOP War on Voting

    Congress Investigates GOP War on Voting | BLOG ENTRY

    In the current issue of Rolling Stone, I examine how Republican officials in a dozen states have passed new laws this year designed to impede voters at every step of the electoral process. It's a widespread,...

    September 8, 2011 4:11 PM ET
  • The GOP War on Voting

    The GOP War on Voting | ARTICLE

    As the nation gears up for the 2012 presidential election, Republican officials have launched an unprecedented, centrally coordinated campaign to suppress the elements of the Democratic vote that elected Barack Obama in 2008. Just as Dixiecrats once...

    August 30, 2011 7:40 PM ET
  • Just Say Now

    Just Say Now | ARTICLE

    In 1996, California became the first state in the nation to legalize marijuana for medical use. Now, with a ballot initiative up for a vote in November, it could become the first to ratify an...

    August 18, 2010 8:00 AM ET
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