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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Georgia County Seeking To Suppress Black Vote

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

Georgia is on the brink of electing the nation’s first black woman governor, Stacey Abrams, but officials in one majority-black county may close all but two polling locations. The ACLU alleges“strong evidence that this was done with intent to make it harder for African Americans [to vote].”

Randolph County, where 61 percent of the population is black, may close seven of nine, or 75 percent, of the county’s polling locations in November, according to the Associated Press. All nine were open and used in a recent primary election and the Republican runoff election.…

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Danziger: An Enemy Of The Press

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.com.

Sebastian Gorka, Scourge Of ‘The Swamp’, Cashes Out

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters.

 

It’s been almost a year since off-brand James Bond supervillain Sebastian Gorka was fired or resigned(definitely fired) from his ill-defined job in Donald Trump’s White House, and Gorka is still finding ways to monetize his seven months of public pseudo service. He’s followed some well-worn D.C. insider tracks by signing on as a Fox News contributor and guest lecturer at the Heritage Foundation, but he’s also running a side hustle squeezing speaking fees and the occasional “honorarium” out of Republican congressional candidates.

Since last December, Gorka has pulled in nearly $18,000 from GOP candidates seeking federal office, according to Federal Election Commission filings.…

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