News Roundup: Scholars warn democracy is in danger; voting rights legislation remains stalled

The same Republican lies that launched an insurrection are being used to justify new restrictions on who can vote—and new powers to overrule voters. So far, it’s working.

In the news today: A Senate parliamentarian ruling appears to sharply limit new reconciliation options, giving Republicans a boost in their efforts to block new infrastructure spending. 100 scholars issue a public warning that Republican actions are putting the nation’s democracy at dire risk. And Joe Biden singles out two Democratic senators who continue to protect a Senate tradition long used to sabotage civil and voting rights.

Here’s some of what you may have missed: