Category Election

‘Republicans Just Don’t Want All the Votes to Count’ Janine Jackson Interviews Ari Berman

There’s a lot of support for a pro-democracy agenda. And that gets missed, a lot of times, in all the coverage of the suppression that Republicans are doing

Violent Political Rhetoric Can Feed Political Violence, by Ed Kilgore

… if political rhetoric in this country continues on its current trajectory, people are going to start getting killed, and then inevitably, the violence will escalate.

EVERYWHERE (in the U.S.A.)

“The fact that voter suppression is treated like a partisan controversy the media mostly shrugs about instead of an act considered on par with treason and something we as a country should actively putting people in jail for doing is pretty insane.”

Nobody to Vote For, by David Swanson

Questions to ask your candidates. Where do they stand on issues of policy about militarism and war?

GOP’s Brian Kemp Purged 1 in 10 Georgia Voters: I’ve Got the Names, by Greg Palast

Suspiciously, Kemp sent no notice to these citizens after he took away their voting rights. If they show up to vote on November 6, they’re out of luck — and so is Georgia’s democracy. They need to re-register today or tomorrow 10/9 in order to vote.

Chelsea Manning: We Need to Stop This ‘Death Machine of Power’

All these systems are overlapping, and they’re suffocating people, deliberately and methodically, over decades. And this has been a continuing—you know, like people have been building this whirling death machine of power for decades now.

Breaking the Two-Party System

The Two-Party System Is Facing Its Biggest Challenge In 70 Years.
From Maine to Missouri, states are bucking the establishment to push radical electoral reforms.

Russiagate or Russiagoat? Coleen Rowley, Nat Parry, Glenn Greenwald, James Risen

‘This is Nuts’: Liberals Launch ‘Largest Mobilization in History’ in Defense of Russiagate Probe February 9, 2018 Exclusive: Hundreds of thousands have pledged to take to the streets if Special Counsel Robert Mueller is removed, reflecting misplaced priorities and some fundamental misunderstandings, report Coleen Rowley and Nat Parry. Read more →   VIDEO: GLENN GREENWALD […]

Who’s in Charge of the Classified Intelligence About Trump? Trump. It’s a Problem

…the problem goes far beyond Donald Trump. The classification system in the Unites States is a mess.

This is how democracies die | The Guardian

there is no single moment – no coup, declaration of martial law, or suspension of the constitution – in which the regime obviously “crosses the line” into dictatorship, nothing may set off society’s alarm bells.

Greg Palast | How JFK Saved MLK’s Life and So Won the Presidency

“No Comment” Nixon
versus A Candidate with a Heart, Senator Kennedy

A Whitened Media Shaped by Bill Clinton’s Telecom Act Misses Reasons for Hillary’s Defeat

The media’s current preoccupation with all things Russian, when the far more imminent threat is much closer to home, represents what is known as “cognitive dissonance,” which in the U.S. manifests as the white settlers’ reflexive attempt to rationalize their own savagery to avoid unsettling and even traumatizing truths. by Jon Jeter  Mint Press News  January […]

Chris Hedges | RT America Torched in Witch Hunt ’17

The ruling elites are desperately trying to shift the focus away from the cause of the political insurgencies on the left and the right: extreme social inequality.

Trump and Democrats Misread Mandates — Robert Parry

Whatever one thinks about white working-class voters who favored Trump, calling people gullible is not an effective way to woo back a voting bloc that already feels insulted and alienated.

After Russian-linked ads, put social media under the microscope

Our response to this new problem, partly made easier by the growth of social media, must be multi-faceted.

Trump’s Voter Fraud Endgame by Richard L. Hasen

BCJ report found total of 30 cases of possible noncitizen voting—that’s 30, not 300, 3,000, 30,000, 300,000, or 3M

When You Reject Class-Based Politics, ‘Thoughtful’ Appeals to Racism Are All You’ve Got Left

“Put away those rainbow flags, guys—you’re just riling up the neo-Nazis.”

DN! Noam Chomsky on the first 75 days of the Trump Presidency (Videos and Transcript)

Three video segments cover  peace and Iran, health care, and the rights of working people. A link to the full 70-minute interview and transcript is included. Over the first 75 days of the Trump administration, the White House has taken multiple steps to escalate the possibility of a U.S. war with Iran. Trump included Iran on both […]

The Revolution Televised: Episode 1 – Awakening of a Generation (Video)

Capturing the birth of the political revolution that arose from the ashes of democracy, in the wake of the controversy surrounding the 2016 Democratic Primary. Featuring Bernie Sanders, Jill Stein, Tim Black, Dr. Cornell West, and many more in episodes to follow. Write Brain Studio’s The Revolution Televised; Narrated by Viggo Mortensen Episode 1: Awakening […]

Glenn Greenwald | The New Yorker’s Big Cover Story Reveals Five Uncomfortable Truths About U.S. and Russia

Democratic media outlets have … predictably cheered this opus for exposing “Russian President Vladimir Putin’s influence on the presidential election.”