With primary races soon to be in full swing, we take a closer look at some of the structural hurdles Americans face at the polls—and at just how narrowly President Biden was elected two Novembers ago.
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Phil Keisling used to be the secretary of state for Oregon, one of three states that allow people to vote by mail. He said the practice increases turnout, especially among younger and more diverse voters.
The passage of H.R.1 would mark a necessary advance in defense of the right to vote. But does that go far enough? Amel Ahmed says more can be done to go on the offense in the struggle over voting rights.
We’re Stuck on a Monopoly Merry-Go-Round
The problem with our so-called “free market” is that it’s not free for you and me. It’s largely controlled by monopolies, which are free to inflate prices just because they can, letting gougers gleefully extract unwarranted monopoly profits from us.
This milking of consumers by tightly consolidated industries is propelling today’s surging price hikes.
Ukraine: “A Grinding Slog.”
Today’s guest is Joe Cirincione, here for a monthly update on Putin’s war in Ukraine. Cirincione is a Fellow at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. He previously served for over 12 years as the President of the Ploughshares Fund, a foundation focused on nuclear nonproliferation and conflict resolution. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
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