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Friday, January 20, 2017
Steven Rosenfeld
Obama, Farewell Speech, GOP

Obama Lays Out His Vision For Stopping Trump And The GOP

On the surface, President Barack Obama’s farewell address recounted his achievements, values, and still-hopeful vision for America—much like the best speeches. But not far below was a clear template telling his supporters how and where to defend against threats by Trump and the GOP to the America they believe in.

January 11, 2017
Mitch McConnell

McConnell Does The GOP’s Dirty Work While All Eyes Follow Trump

McConnell is the perfect partner and lying propagandist for Trump. He maintains a straight face, which never upstages the coverage of Trump’s latest antics. As Americans will soon see, many shades of darkness inhabit Trump’s Washington.

January 10, 2017
Obamacare, Ryan, Republicans GOP

5 Ways GOP Repeal Of Obamacare Takes From The Poor And Gives To The Rich

Here are five takeaways showing why the known parts of the GOP’s repeal and (most likely not) replace plan amount to Robinhood in reverse: taking from the poor, working- and middle-class and giving to corporate Americans and Wall Street.

January 9, 2017
Obama, Executive Orders, Trump

Will Trump Undo Obama’s Executive Actions In His First 100 Days?

For years, progressives have wrung their hands over President Obama’s reluctance to more aggressively use executive authority to overcome congressional gridlock. Nonetheless, Obama’s steps will likely soon be imperiled by the incoming Trump administration and radical right-wing Republicans in Congress.

December 26, 2016
Kompromat, Putin, Trump

How Russian Hacking Harmed The Clinton Campaign

The Russians hacked into RNC computer systems, but did keep that data—unlike the release of damaging communications from the DNC and emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, John Podesta.

December 11, 2016
hack

It Doesn’t Take A Foreign Government To Hack Our Flimsy Election System

As Obama launches a probe into Russia’s possible role in hacking the 2016 election, voting experts warn that our systems are already vulnerable to amateur attacks.

December 10, 2016
Michigan Recount

Experts Say Stopping Michigan Recount Is A Corrupt Exercise Of Power

Michigan is the new Florida in American elections, leaving Americans with unanswered questions about Donald Trump’s closest margin of victory on election night. Make no mistake, a travesty has occurred.

December 9, 2016
Michigan recount irregularities

Michigan Recount Exposes Modern-Day Electoral Jim Crow

“Hand-counting the ballots has revealed many irregularities and red flags about the quality and maintenance of voting technology, the handling of ballots, and other aspects of election administration in communities of color,” Stein argued.

December 7, 2016
2016 electorate

15 Startling Election Takeaways

The American electorate in 2016 has some strange and surprising features, according to a new survey released Thursday by PPRI/The Atlantic that explored why people did or didn’t vote

December 4, 2016
Concerns about voter fraud are unfounded. Look at ACORN.

Why Is Trump Fighting So Hard To Stop The Recount In Michigan?

In Michigan, a mere 0.22 percent separates the candidates, and thousands of ballot machines recorded no presidential pick.

December 2, 2016
voter fraud

Recount Effort To Explore Whether Russia Hacked The Vote For Trump

The recount in Wisconsin is primarily focused on Russian hacking, not on the more easily understood line of inquiry of different voting technologies reporting different margins of victory for Trump despite their location.

November 27, 2016
This election decides who and what we are

Recount Or Bust: It’s The Only Way To Verify The Election

An interview with John Bonifaz, a longtime voting rights attorney and founder of the National Voting Rights Institute, who is leading the recount campaign for the Green Party.

November 25, 2016
Recount

Pressure Builds For Recount In Key Swing States

Election night’s unofficial returns found Trump ahead of Clinton by 27,000 votes in Wisconsin. In Michigan, she is behind by 11,000 votes, and in Pennsylvania by 68,000 votes.

November 24, 2016

Trump’s Authoritarian Presidency: Echoes Of 1930s Germany And 1950s McCarthyism Abound

America under Donald Trump is entering an uncharted authoritarian era. There are myriad events that everyone is seeing and unfolding behind closed doors that are forming a prologue to Trump’s authoritarian rule.

November 22, 2016
Trump family values: Outraged calls flood House Oversight Committee phone lines over conflicts of interest

House Oversight Committee Phones Jammed By Angry Calls Over Trump Conflicts Of Interest

The oversight committee’s phones backed up on Friday after a Facebook post calling for an investigation of Trump’s finances went viral.

November 19, 2016
hack

A Fair Election? Serious Questions Arise About Trump Vote Totals In Key Swing States

A series of explanation-defying questions surrounding Trump’s victories in key swing states has prompted voting rights attorneys and electronic voting machine experts to consider formally filing for presidential recounts in coming days

November 19, 2016
Steve Bannon, head of the news website Breitbart News, was named to the new position of campaign chief executive officer. Bannon, a conservative flamethrower was referred to by ousted Corey Lewandowski as "a street fighter" like himself. The campaign statement announcing the changes touted a Bloomberg Politics article that branded Bannon "the most dangerous political operative in America." REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Bannon’s Gravy Train Is Secretive Radical Right-Wing Billionaire Family

Bannon’s revolution is being led by the very people Trump demonized in Rust Belt states — the elite players in American finance and media. No one epitomizes that contradiction as clearly as the billionaire Mercer family.

November 16, 2016
Ohio voters cast their votes at the polls for early voting in the 2012 U.S. presidential election in Medina Ohio

Can We Count On The Election Results?

Another presidential election has run its course and Americans who want to participate in a process that’s democratic, transparent and accountable are left in the dark.

November 12, 2016
Trump loves his rallies

It’s Time To Throw Old Political Assumptions Out The Window

The vehement rejection of Clinton by modestly educated people in rural areas who flocked to Trump and the apathy of registered voters to turn out also raises deep questions.

November 11, 2016