FROM Chuck Lindell
Federal Courts Strike Down Two Texas Voting Laws For opponents of voter ID laws, a victory in Texas. For the second time in three days, a federal court ruled that Texas violated the Voting Rights Act, by enacting a voter ID law that improperly limits the ability of minority citizens to cast a ballot. Texas will appeal the decision, which prevents the state from enforcing its voter ID law in the November election. Chuck Lindell reports for the Austin American Statesmen .
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.