One of those rare instances where progressives and a segment of the right will agree is the For the People Act (Senate Bill H.R. 1) which would get rid of limitations on voting rights.
Some writers at the Washington Times (here): Why the aptly named For the People Act deserves Senate support - Washington Times and progressive journalism (Harpers): How the For the People Act Would Revolutionize Voting (harpersbazaar.com) endorse the bill.
Per Washington Times:
“Yet one thing that the vast majority of Americans will say is that they do not want a government run by the rich and powerful at the expense of everyone else. They do not want working people and people without access to billionaires’ bank accounts to be shut out of running for office, or prevented from voting. And they definitely do not want their elected representatives in the pockets of big corporations”
The always anti-democracy Breitbart predictably disagrees: 37 Things to Know About H.R. 1, ‘For the People Act’ (breitbart.com)
Question for @mick: Both the left and right wing media are calling for this bill, which puts a ban on dark money in elections. This leads to 2 questions:
- Does this disagreement between Breitbart and the Wash Times not clearly show Breitbart has a far right, anti-democracy agenda?
- Does this agreement between the Wash Times and left leaning progressive publications poke holes in the theory that ‘media’ wants certain outcomes?
- Do you support this bill?
Looks like a middle ground is quite possible when it comes to expanding voter rights in the name of Democracy.
EDIT: Note change from Wash times to Some writers at Wash times.