Nevada gubernatorial candidate Dean Heller refuses to say Biden is president

Although Republicans maintained their U.S. Senate majority in the 2018 midterms — Democrats didn’t retake the Senate until January 2021 — they were disappointed when then-Sen. Dean Heller was voted out of office in Nevada. Trumpism did not serve Heller well in 2018; he lost to Democrat Jacky Rosen, now a U.S. senator, by 5%. But Heller, who is running for governor of Nevada in the 2022 midterms, hasn’t grown any less Trumpian since 2018 — and that includes promoting the Big Lie.

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How Mike Pence’s 6-point plan to steal the election leaves a roadmap for future authoritarians

One of the most important lessons of the 2020 election is just how easy it would be for someone with a little bit more savvy to upend the constitution and prevent the peaceful transfer of power in the future. Democracies don’t always crumble as a result of violent revolution. It’s often done by manipulating the law and using intimidation to ensure compliance.
The most famous example is the German Enabling Act of 1933, also known as The Law to Remedy the Distress of the People and the Reich.

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How Mike Pence’s 6-point plan to steal the election leaves a roadmap for future authoritarians

One of the most important lessons of the 2020 election is just how easy it would be for someone with a little bit more savvy to upend the constitution and prevent the peaceful transfer of power in the future. Democracies don’t always crumble as a result of violent revolution. It’s often done by manipulating the law and using intimidation to ensure compliance.
The most famous example is the German Enabling Act of 1933, also known as The Law to Remedy the Distress of the People and the Reich.

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‘Code red for democracy’: How Trump supporters who backed voter fraud claims are gaining control over the next elections

Make America Great Again hat in support of Donald Trump at a rally at Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix, Arizona. // Gage Skidmore

Supporters of former President Donald Trump’s voter fraud claims are strategizing to run for key positions in battleground states across the country. At first glance, their intent to run for office might seem innocent, but there is an ulterior motive at play.

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‘Code red for democracy’: How Trump supporters who backed voter fraud claims are gaining control over the next elections

Make America Great Again hat in support of Donald Trump at a rally at Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix, Arizona. // Gage Skidmore

Supporters of former President Donald Trump’s voter fraud claims are strategizing to run for key positions in battleground states across the country. At first glance, their intent to run for office might seem innocent, but there is an ulterior motive at play.

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Things are Getting Messy

Rising frustration with heavy-handed ideology in K-12 education is quickly spilling over into the legal realm. Parents, teachers, and even an entire school have explored or filed actions, and this trickle of cases could easily swell to a flood — if not a tidal wave. These suits raise an array of questions regarding teacher discretion, employer authority, the protection of minors, parental rights and family autonomy, and contractual obligations.

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Things are Getting Messy

Rising frustration with heavy-handed ideology in K-12 education is quickly spilling over into the legal realm. Parents, teachers, and even an entire school have explored or filed actions, and this trickle of cases could easily swell to a flood — if not a tidal wave. These suits raise an array of questions regarding teacher discretion, employer authority, the protection of minors, parental rights and family autonomy, and contractual obligations.

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In California’s Water Wars, Nuts Are Edging Out People

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Even if you’ve never heard of California’s San Joaquin Valley, you’ve likely benefited from its existence. Its nut groves, fruit and vegetable fields, and industrial-scale dairy operations contribute mightily to the US food supply.

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In California’s Water Wars, Nuts Are Edging Out People

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Even if you’ve never heard of California’s San Joaquin Valley, you’ve likely benefited from its existence. Its nut groves, fruit and vegetable fields, and industrial-scale dairy operations contribute mightily to the US food supply.

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Nevada’s Blue Wave

For most of the last 30 years, it’s been Republicans who have charted Nevada’s political destiny. The GOP won every governor’s election from 1998 until 2018 and usually controlled the state Senate. In the 2000s, the state went to George W. Bush twice, albeit by a few percentage points. Then, three years ago, Nevada Democrats did something remarkable.
Buoyed by a nationwide “blue wave” backlash to Trumpism, Nevada voters elected a Democratic governor, Steve Sisolak, and handed all but one of the statewide offices to Democrats.

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