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Last Week's Digest + A Throwback

A lot on American politics this week, from the filibuster to state-level electoral reform.

Last Week's Digest + A Throwback

A lot on American politics this week, from the filibuster to state-level electoral reform.

Spectacles  — 18 January 2022

One from the archive:

Voting Rights Bill a Dead End for Democracy | Insight
House Democrats just passed a new voting rights bill, but it’s not enough to secure democracy’s future.
As voting rights looks less likely by the day, it's worth taking a look at this old piece to reconsider the potential consequences if other action isn't taken.

Everything from last week:

Eye On The Ball | Focus
The current fight over voting rights was bound to lose at the national level. Focusing on DC distracts from the real opportunities.
Why the Filibuster? | Insight
Both parties have been hypocritical about the filibuster. It’s pretty easy to explain why.
Corruption! At the Fed | Insight
Three different officials from the Federal Reserve have resigned for shady trading. The problem goes far beyond them.
Confidence and Competence | Insight
The mess of what remains of Build Back Better illustrates a key challenge for democracy, and the urgent need for the Biden administration to address it.

Everything else since the last digest:

Who’s in Charge Here? | Insight
Jordan’s king is billing new political reforms as steps toward democracy, but is he serious?
How the Sausage Doesn’t Get Made | Insight
As Build Back Better looks to be moving to the back burner, it’s worth reminding people how self-interest can trump virtue in politics.
Boris Johnson’s No Good, Very Bad Week | Insight
Boris Johnson wants nothing more than to be a Great Man. His recent political foibles indicate why that’s not likely.
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