“The fight for America’s future won’t be won or lost in Washington — it runs through the states. Voting rights are in trouble — but Congress and the courts can’t save us. The real fight is in state capitals.”
The role of the states in shaping our nation is being examined more closely in the aftermath of the 2020 election. My most recent piece in Salon highlights the importance of states in protecting and enhancing voting rights.
This article expands on the arguments in Fighting Gridlock: How States Shape the Nation and Our Lives, now available from University of Virginia Press.