well, that went well
The Supreme Court just ruled in favor of a policy that makes it easier to kick registered voters off Ohio's rolls. Other voting rights cases will be coming before the court before the November elections. It is more important than ever to make sure you are registered to vote in your state!
"How can I find out if I am still registered?"
If you have any doubts, check with your election official.
Government guidelines suggest expats re-register every year.
President Nixon with Chinese Premier Chou En-lai at a banquet in Shanghai, February 28, 1972.
STOP, LOOK, LISTEN! by Kathy Sherretts
Well, THAT went well.
Leaving behind the smoking ruins of the G7 summit, President Trump is now off to meet with the difficult leader of an isolated and potentially dangerous foreign power. I just listened to a podcast about a parallel situation: Richard Nixon’s trip to China in 1972. John Dickerson details the long and careful diplomacy that led up to the event, and the president’s meticulous preparation for his meeting with Premier Chou En-lai.
Even Nixon is looking pretty good these days.
Check out the Whistlestop Podcast: Nixon Goes to China, Part 1 (33 min), Part 2 (23 min), Part 3 to come.
Politico: Meet the guys who tape Trump's papers back together by Annie Karni
Under the Presidential Records Act, the White House must preserve all memos, letters, emails and papers that the president touches, sending them to the National Archives for safekeeping. White House aides were unable to stop Trump from ripping up paper after he was done with it and throwing it in the trash or on the floor.
Washington Post: Companies take first steps to drill for oil in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by Steven Mufson and Juliet Eilperin
No drilling has been done there since it became a refuge in 1980 and no seismic work has been done since the mid-1980s.
Grist: At the edge of the Arctic Circle, oil drilling threatens the indigenous Gwich’in by Nathanael Johnson
Southern Poverty Law Center: Whose Heritage? A Report on Public Symbols of the Confederacy
Should public entities play a role in honoring a secessionist government that waged war against the United States to preserve white supremacy and the enslavement of millions of people? In its updated interactive map, the SPLC identifies 110 Confederate symbols that have been removed since the Charleston attack – and 1,728 that still stand.
Slate Explainer: Would a Former President Get Secret Service Protection in Prison? by Daniel Engber
We can dream, can’t we?
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