All eligible Californians will now be registered to vote when they get a driver’s license or state identification card. The new Motor Voter Act will go into effect next year. What will this law do for voter turnout? Then, the number of Americans who claim Native American ancestry is growing and the tribe claimed most often is Cherokee. But the popular story of Cherokee ancestry is a myth for most Americans. Next, fall TV arrives with new shows debuting and old favorites returning. Finally, we talk to Anne-Marie Slaughter, a former top-level State Department employee, about leaving her position to care for her family.
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All eligible Californians will now be registered to vote when they get a driver’s license or state identification card. The new Motor Voter Act will go into effect next year. So what will this law do for our anemic voter turnout? And could it lead to voter fraud?
The number of Americans who claim Native American ancestry is growing and the tribe claimed most often is Cherokee. Luminaries such as Cher, Bill Clinton, and Miley Cyrus have all claimed Cherokee blood. But the popular story of Cherokee ancestry for most Americans is a myth.
Gregory D. Smithers
It might be summer weather outside, but fall has definitely come to TV. New shows debuting, old favorites still crushing it. It’s a busy time of year for TV critics, but we’ve snagged two of our regulars to talk about what’s going on.
Anne-Marie Slaughter provoked a national conversation about feminism when she decided to leave her high-powered position at the State Department to care for her family. A year after her departure, she wrote the most read article in the history of The Atlantic, titled “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All.”
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