“This week in statehouse action: racist is as racist does edition” -Daily Kos

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” My mother’s advice was generally excellent, judiciously dispensed and never cliché-based.) Roy Cooper has already declared his intent to remove all monuments to the Confederacy on state property—a noble goal, to be sure but he’s got one thing standing in his way. Rebel Rousers: But North Carolina isn’t the only state whose Republican-controlled legislature passed laws designed to prevent the removal of Confederate monuments. I Can’t Help Myself: On a radio show on Thursday morning, Maine Gov. For What It’s Worth: Wisconsin Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos future plans to introduce a resolution “condemning the ideology of racial hatred that was witnessed by the world in Charlottesville.” Racism is in excess of statues of dudes who fought to preserve slavery, and white people with hoods and torches; it also manifests as institutional measures that block certain groups from enjoying completely full to capacity have access to to the rights—like voting—to which all Americans are equally entitled.

Speaking of Maine … The Daily Kos Elections team has finalized our calculations of the 2016 presidential results by legislative districts, for the Pine Tree State! Stone Love: Just look at North Carolina, just where Democratic Gov. Running on Empty: But Republican lawmakers in some states are pushing laws that—especially in light of recent events—are even more troubling than those meant to preserve Confederate monuments. It’s the thing that constantly stands in his way: the GOP-controlled state legislature….Read The Full Article Here

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