Essential reading: Reconstruction Era Politics Today

March 28, 2021 article by Heather Cox Richardson Mar 29

Since the Civil War, voter suppression in America has had a unique cast.

The Civil War brought two great innovations to the United States that would mix together to shape our politics from 1865 onward:

First, the Republicans under Abraham Lincoln created our first […]

Recall: Florida November 2000

MARCH 19, 2014 – Vanity Fair Article

Shortly after the presidential vote in November 2000, two law clerks at the United States Supreme Court were joking about the photo finish in Florida. Wouldn’t it be funny, one mused, if the matter landed before them? And how, if it did, the Court would split […]

Adam Schiff’s request on the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act


We are on the cusp of a once-in-a-generation moment in Congress, where we have the opportunity to advance some of the most sweeping voting rights and pro-democracy legislation in decades. It would make John Lewis so proud.

When my friend and colleague John Lewis passed away last year, he left behind an extraordinary legacy […]

Unclassified Intelligence Report on Interference in the 2020 US Election

ICA-declass-16MAR21 – (PDF Formatted File)

Private Schools Have Become Truly Obscene by Caitlin Flanagan in the Mar 2021 – The Atlantic

Elite schools breed entitlement, entrench inequality—and then pretend to be engines of social change. Story by Caitlin Flanagan APRIL 2021 ISSUE

This article was published online on March 11, 2021.

Dalton is one of the most selective private schools in Manhattan, in part because it knows the answer to an important question: What […]

The new scam universe

1. Dine-and-Dash

It’s a hard meal to swallow. The restaurant business suffered a catastrophic blow during the pandemic and economic downturn. But that’s not the only reason a growing number of Los Angeles restaurants are closing down. In a new form of dine-and-dash tailored to the era of delivery apps and curbside pickups, restaurants are […]