Episode #55


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August 6th marks the 51st anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, which put in place critical protections against discriminatory state policies that have the effect of disenfranchising communities of color. In the decades since, conservative attacks on voting rights—and a 2013 Supreme Court decision—have dramatically weakened the law. Meanwhile, as Ian Millhiser joins to discuss, a bevy of good news has emerged from the federal courts in recent weeks. And later in the show, we continue our summer reading series with Heather Boushey of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth and author of Finding Time: The Economics of Work-Life Conflict.

Follow this week’s guests on Twitter:

Ian Millhiser: @imillhiser
Heather Boushey: @HBoushey