Violent Crime, Crypto Markets, Voter Protection and More

Posted on October 5, 2022

Voter Protection Act: Too many Americans are prevented from exercising their right to vote because of voter intimidation or suppression. The Voter Protection Act bans specific types of intimidation and suppression, establishes a Voter’s Bill of Rights, and requires the creation of a Manual of Election Procedures for each precinct.

Conservatives are lying about crime: Over the past two years, violent crime across the United States plunged to its lowest level in decades. The Justice Department said so on September 20. Bet you hadn’t heard that. Hear about it in the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

The Truth About Environmental Racism: This podcast is the story of a climate activist from South Central Los Angeles from The Brown Girls Guide to Politics.

Can We Trust Poll Workers? Election officials are growing concerned that right-wing extremists, acting as poll workers, will hinder vote counting and otherwise violate the rules, explains Politico.

How state regulators supplanted the feds in policing crypto markets: State regulators in Alabama, Kentucky, New Jersey, Texas and Vermont have become unlikely regulators of crypto banks, reports The Washington Post.

How to argue against conservative economics: Just like “fair trade,” talk about “fair markets.” Fair markets lower prices, spur innovation, and encourage hard work. See this chapter in Voicing Our Values.