Remember that roughly 48 year experiment with actually letting people vote without getting discriminated against? That was a blast! Joe, Nick and Allison discuss the upcoming argument in Shelby County v. Holder, the latest challenge to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. Section 5 is beleaguered because it…works. That’s a good reason to ax it! We also look at the Republican governors starting to hedge their bets on sequestration, possibly to save their future electoral chances. And we send a formal — if futile — request for Soledad O’Brien to take over the podcast because she’s awesome and apparently out of a job at America’s Most Useless News Source.