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Commentary

Why Can’t We Make Women’s Equality the Law of the Land?

Jesse Wegman

February 28, 2022

At a rally and march for the Equal Rights Amendment on Thursday, protesters demanded it be made part of the Constitution.Credit... Allison Bailey/NURPHOTO via Associated Press

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Elections

Sinema Rejects Changing Filibuster, Dealing Biden a Setback. Senator Kyrsten Sinema’s comments came after the House approved a set of voting rights measures on a party-line vote of 220 to 203.

Carl Hulse

January 13, 2022

Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona said she would not support undermining the Senate filibuster to enact new voting rights laws, presenting a major obstacle for President Biden’s drive to push the protections through Congress.CreditCredit...Stefani Reynolds for The New York Times

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