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The Bulwark: Voter Suppression and Civic Vice

By Gary Hart Though too many Americans cannot define a republic, even while saluting “the flag for which it stands,” much continues to be written about Benjamin Franklin’s ominous warning when he was asked about the results of the Constitutional Convention: “A republic . . . if you can keep it.” From republican Rome onward,…
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October 31, 2020
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The Wall Street Journal: Lawyers Prepare for Court Battles in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin

The Republican and Democratic parties have poured legal resources into three swing states where litigation could slow the tally of millions of mail-in ballots By Deanna Paul Democrats, Republicans and voting-rights groups are readying for postelection legal battles in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin—closely contested states where the late tallying of absentee ballots could result in…
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October 31, 2020
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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Wisconsin should not tolerate illegal private militia groups

By Jonathan Backer Earlier this month, federal and state authorities charged 13 members of a private militia with plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. According to the federal criminal complaint, they laid the groundwork for their scheme in Cambria, Wis., where they conducted firearms training, combat drills, and attempted to create an improvised explosive…
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October 18, 2020
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Harper’s Magazine: The Enemies Briefcase

By Andrew Cockburn A few hours before the inauguration ceremony, the prospective president receives an elaborate and highly classified briefing on the means and procedures for blowing up the world with a nuclear attack, a rite of passage that a former official described as “a sobering moment.” Secret though it may be, we are at least…
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October 15, 2020
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The Boston Globe: We’re a bipartisan group of former leaders who have joined forces to protect our democracy

More than 40 former congressional leaders, former Cabinet secretaries, retired military officials, and leaders of civic organizations have formed the bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity to ensure a democratic outcome to the 2020 election.  By Dick Gephardt and Tom Ridge A growing number of Americans understand that our magnificent experiment in democracy is under…
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October 13, 2020