SCOTUS rules on the census, gerrymandering
The Supreme Court’s conservatives decided Thursday that federal courts do not have a role to play in deciding whether partisan gerrymandering in electoral districts goes too far. In another ruling, the nation’s highest court also blocked the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. Census.
Robert Barnes weighs the role of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. in two of the Supreme Court’s key cases this term.
- Supreme Court blocks census citizenship question for now
- Justices say federal courts have no role in claims of partisan gerrymandering
How 2020 presidential candidates target you on Facebook
For multiple Democratic contenders, the pitch on Facebook is simple: This is who I am, and this is what I stand for. For others, Facebook advertising is a more desperate plea for enough money and donors to survive to the next debate. Meanwhile, President Trump is using the social media platform to bolster his general election campaign machine, collecting small-dollar donations from around the country and building out lengthy email lists of supporters.
Michelle Ye Hee Lee, who covers money in politics for The Post, breaks down the different 2020 strategies emerging on Facebook.
- Democrats have focused their Facebook ads on making it to the debate stage
- Trump’s 2020 reelection machine builds cash lead over crowded Democratic field
The Stonewall riots, 50 years later
Retropolis writer Gillian Brockell reports on Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, two transgender activists who participated in the 1969 Stonewall riots and will soon be honored with a statue in New York.
- The transgender women at Stonewall were pushed out of the gay rights movement. Now they are getting a statue in New York.
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Nick Miroff on the growing crisis at the border. Robert Samuels examines how Kirsten Gillibrand’s past informs her present on guns. And Abha Bhattarai reports on yet another item on millennials’ kill list: traditional wedding registries.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Amber Phillips dissects the first Democratic primary debates. Actor Gbenga Akinnagbe on the toll of playing Tom Robinson in Broadway’s “To Kill a Mockingbird.” And Joy Harjo on her role as the first Native American poet laureate of the U.S.
Friday, June 28, 2019