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    Afghans Defy Taliban by Voting

    Millions of Afghans yesterday risked their lives to vote in a presidential election despite blood-curdling Taliban threats to kill or chop off the ears, noses, or fingers of anyone that dared to vote. Despite at least 135 attacks that killed 26 people, the elections proceeded as scheduled, in defiance of … More

    Protecting Military Voting Rights

    It seems counterintuitive that those men and women risking their lives to protect our essential freedoms and rights—among them the right to vote—are often disenfranchised when they do not have the opportunity to make their voices heard on Election Day. More

    D.C. Voting Deception: Release the Secret Memo

    Ed Whelan has a strong column in yesterday’s Washington Post on the Attorney General’s attempt to suppress an Office of Legal Counsel opinion concluding that the pending D.C. “voting rights” bill is unconstitutional. (We share that view.) This is not, as the Post had put it previously, a case of … More

    Morning Bell: The Oath and the District of Columbia

    The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States … No Person shall be a Representative who shall not … when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen. – Article I of the … More

    Voter Suppression Found

    There have been various incidents over the past few years of anonymous flyers being sent to voters giving them the wrong date of an upcoming election. These cause great concern (as they should), but as Soren Dayton at RedState points out, usually Republicans are accused of engaging in these types … More

    The Need for Change in Philadelphia – Not Threatening Voters

    Prior to the November election, the media was full of stories and claims that John McCain and those terrible Republicans would be trying to intimidate voters in order to win the election. Barack Obama’s lawyer even wrote a letter to the Justice Department demanding that a special prosecutor be appointed … More

    Government Tracking from Cradle to Grave

    Privacy is supposedly a signature issue for the online left. Opposition to even FISA court-approved basket warrants is a litmus test issue for their support. Fighting terrorism is simply not worth the risk that somebody at the National Security Administration might accidentally read your e-mail to grandma. But there is … More

    Lobbying to Violate the Constitution

    Last year, Congress rejected legislation that would violate the Constitution by granting the District of Columbia voting representation in the House of Representatives. But advocates of this plan haven’t given up hope. Instead, voting rights activists have stepped up their lobbying efforts, and Roll Call reported last week that they … More