February 1, 2021
The Ominous Political Outlook
Republicans control key swing states legislatures and are expected to gerrymander districts in order to give themselves a decisive advantage in Congressional races in 2022, and with the aid of other voting suppression measures flip the House of Representatives to Republican control. The Supreme Court should have reined in this blatantly anti-democratic practice, but in one of their more shameful decisions in recent years (another being their trashing of the Voting Righs Act) the right-wing majority of justices washed their hands of the matter. Democrats control the White House and, for the moment hold paper-thin majorities in Congress, but American democracy remains very much on the defensive.