Alex Pareene on Woodward's weird sequester statements, Ezra Klein on better budgeting, Adam Serwer on the Supreme Court's racism blindness, Charles Blow on the Voting Rights Act, and Boris Muñoz on Chavez's would-be successors.
Jon Stewart last night riffed on the conflict over the element of the Voting Rights Act that makes sure there is oversight of voting laws in states that historically discriminate.
If Wednesday morning's oral arguments are any indication, the Supreme Court stands poised to require that a law written to protect the rights of black voters in the South be overhauled — even while the rest of the United States is riddled with uneven, unclear voting rules.
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