Posts by Alex Amend

You may have heard by now but today the Roberts Court struck down the limits on the amount a single wealthy donor can give directly to his or her favored candidates, parties, and committees....
April 2, 2014 | Alex Amend
Democracy North Carolina put together a one-page report that summarizes HB-589, the bill the General Assembly passed in late July despite the mass demonstrations outside the capitol that came to be...
August 6, 2013 | Alex Amend
Forty eight years ago today President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed into law what would become the most effective civil rights provision in the history of the country: the Voting Rights Act of 1965....
August 5, 2013 | Alex Amend
Yesterday Senators Warren, King, McCain, and Cantwell introduced the 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act of 2013 which would rebuild the firewall between commercial and investment banks that existed from...
July 12, 2013 | Alex Amend
In our Bullies at the Ballot Box report we looked at the Tea Party voter inimidation group known as True The Vote. As Liz Kennedy wrote:  Organizers of True the Vote claim their goal is to...
November 6, 2012 | Alex Amend
A new report from the Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS) has bad if not suprising news for recent and future grads: average student debt for the class of 2011 rose 5 percent to $26,600...
October 18, 2012 | Alex Amend
In a single sentence order the Supreme Court today rebuffed a plea by Ohio state officials to close early voting in the final three days before the election.  This is a big win for democracy in...
October 16, 2012 | Alex Amend
Accurately described as "One of the Worst Ideas from Congress in Decades," plans to advance the Independent Regulatory Analysis Act were this week delayed until November by the Senate Committee on...
September 13, 2012 | Alex Amend