The “Nonpartisan” Plan to Elect More Democrats

COD

The Color of Democracy Project strives to maximize support for the Democratic Party and its agendas.

Maya Angelou: 1928-2014

Angelou

A look at the life and worldview of the famed poet.

The Brennan Center’s Crusade Against Voter ID

BCJ

The Brennan Center’s widely cited, deeply flawed report, Citizens Without Proof, maintains that voter ID laws are unnecessary because “fraud by individual voters is … extremely rare.”

Equating Capitalism and Environmental Destruction

Hayes

Environmentalist Denis Hayes views capitalism as an economic system that is inherently destructive of the natural world, and believes that its deadly ramifications can be reined in only by the “mechanism” of “government.”

Flooding NYC’s Food-Stamp Rolls

De Blasio

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has removed the requirement that able-bodied, childless adults must work, or at least seek work, in order to remain eligible for food-stamp assistance.

Legal Radicals & the Doctrine of Equal Outcomes

MacKinnon

Law professor Catharine MacKinnon seeks to embed the principle of equal outcomes — rather than equal opportunity — in the American constitutional framework.

Human Industry = Environmental Degradation?

FDE

The Foundation for Deep Ecology says that saving the planet “will require rethinking our values as a society”—particularly “present assumptions about economics, development, and the place of human beings in the natural order.”

Demanding Black Conformity of Thought

Jim Clyburn

Rep. Jim Clyburn derides Republican Senator Tim Scott, a black conservative, for voting “against the interest and aspirations of 95 percent of the black people” whom he represents, despite his “pigmentation.”

Federal Reserve Chair Worries About “Growing Inequality”

Yellen

Federal Reserve Board chair Janet Yellen says that the “worrisome” trend of “growing inequality” can “determine the ability of different groups to participate equally in the democracy.”

Glenn Close’s Crusade for a Convicted Killer

Close

The famed actress helped lead a movement to free a convicted murderer who, she claimed, had been transformed into a “role model” while in prison.