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LOVE AND FIRE – By Norman Datt

LOVE AND FIRE – By Norman Datt
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Yesterday I had a good ole time chuckle
To see how some snubbing British buckle
As the Rev. M. Curry dramatically unleash
Some simple come backs to those Briteesh
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He expounded what many of them forgot
How strong love with fire if when sought
As an American he should fully well know
For its dividing America today a sad blow

How the GOP’s War on Voting Backfired

How the GOP’s War on Voting Backfired

Friday, 09 November 2012 10:51 By Ari Berman, The Nation | Op-Ed

Since the 2010 election, Republicans passed new voting restrictions in more than a dozen states aimed at reducing the turnout of Barack Obama’s “coalition of the ascendant”—young voters, African-Americans and Hispanics.

“This is not rocket science,” Bill Clinton said last year. “They are trying to make the 2012 electorate look more like the 2010 electorate than the 2008 electorate.” By pushing voter suppression laws, Republicans wanted the 2012 electorate to be older, whiter and more conservative than the young and diverse 2008 electorate.

But the GOP’s suppression strategy failed. Ten major restrictive voting laws were blocked in court and turnout among young, black and Hispanic voters increased as a share of the electorate relative to 2008.                     Continue reading