Daily Archives: February 11, 2021

‘Discredit, disrupt and destroy’: UC Berkeley Library acquires FBI records of surveillance of Black leaders

Members of the Black Panthers lined up at a Free Huey (Newton) rally in DeFremery Park in Oakland. “The status quo — hallowed by hate, sanctioned by Jim Crow — was beginning to crack. Behind the scenes, J. Edgar Hoover’s … Continue reading

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The Filibuster That Saved the Electoral College

Senator Birch Bayh “Debates over the filibuster tend to get theoretical fast. It’s there to protect minority interests, defenders say. Without it, majorities will run rampant. Lost in the back-and-forth is the reality of how the tool has been used … Continue reading

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