ARI BERMAN, MINORITY RULE: The Right-Wing Attack on the Will of the People & the Fight to Resist It.

Written on June 21st, 2024

The US holds one national popular vote and the Republican party has won that vote once since 1988, that’s 36 years. Yet they’ve held the presidency nearly 12 of those years. Since Nixon, they’ve appointed 15 Supreme Court justices, to the Democrats 4. I speak with ARI BERMAN about his new book, MINORITY RULE: The Right-Wing Attack on the Will of the People—and the Fight to Resist It. I learned a lot about the pulling back from direct democracy by the framers between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The GOP exploits the resulting Constitutional weaknesses. This may be the most critical domestic challenge we face today. Learn more at

Free Forum – NEW – ARI BERMAN: The Fraud of Voter Fraud and the Threat of Voter Suppression

Written on August 10th, 2017

The Republican party’s beliefs and policies – while passionately hailed by millions – are no longer those of the majority of Americans, and so the only way they can dominate government as they do – White House, both houses of Congress, Supreme Court, and the vast majority of state legislatures and governorships – is by gerrymandering legislative districts and making it harder for millions to vote. Trump’s Election Integrity Commission aims to take it to the next level in 2018 and 2020. I talk about this with Ari Berman, author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America.