May 25, 2008

I have to disagree with one of my favorites

Dahlia Lithwick is one of my favorite journalists, the courts editor for Slate Magazine. Unfortunately, I have to take an issue with her latest column, on the allegations of vote fraud from the right versus the allegations of voter suppression on the left. She calls for a bilateral disarming from both sides, largely due to the success of the right in getting voter ID bills passed and the recent Supreme Court case which legitimized them.

Dahlia tries to downplay the fact that, while there is no conspiracy by the left to stuff ballots, there is a concerted effort by the right to enact laws and policies to reduce the votes by those on the left. In an attempt to be even handed, she equates two side which are clearly not equal.

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