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Friday, December 9, 2016
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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
Dr Strangelove - Paranoid period

Paranoia Is On The Rise In American Politics

It seems we are in the throes of another of those periods when the “paranoid style in American politics,” as the historian Richard Hofstadter put it in a groundbreaking essay, is ascendant. No nefarious act, no multilayered conspiracy, is too bizarre, too complex or too ridiculous for some to believe.

December 9, 2016
The press post-mortem

The Press Needs Pressing After A Hard Presidential Season

All the press buzz is about the press itself lately. It’s no secret, the Fourth Estate didn’t bring its A-game to covering the 2016 presidential campaign.

December 9, 2016
Fake news

5 People Close To Trump Who Have Propagated Fake News

Donald Trump has surrounded himself with people who have helped propagate fake new including two of his sons, his former campaign manager, his pick for national security adviser, and the adviser’s son, who was involved in the transition until recently.

December 9, 2016
Clinton fake news

Hillary Clinton: ‘Fake News A Threat To U.S. Democracy’

“It’s now clear that so-called ‘fake news’ can have real-world consequences. This isn’t about politics or partisanship. Lives are at risk. Lives of ordinary people just trying to go about their days, to do their jobs, contribute to their communities,” Clinton said.

December 8, 2016
Colbert slices up Pizzagate, Flynn and Alex Jones

#EndorseThis: Colbert Slices Up Pizzagate, Mike Flynn, And Alex Jones

Stephen Colbert, perhaps the nation’s most skillful satirist of news as entertainment, is fed up with fake news – especially in the wake of the “Pizzagate” hoax that resulted in a shooting incident.

December 8, 2016
Emperor Trump

Emperor Trump Reveals His Populist Charade

As America’s working stiffs know, if you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu. And now we know what Augustus Trumpus will be serving. Trump’s no populist, he’s a full-time corporatist.

December 8, 2016
Hillary Clinton - martyr of the year

Hillary Clinton For Martyr Of The Year?

The gang-up on Clinton amounted to political torture, the likes of which will be remembered for generations. That makes Hillary Clinton the Martyr of the Year.

December 8, 2016
voter suppression concerns on election day

In A True Democracy, The Popular Majority Must Count

Endorsing the National Popular Vote would be a critical first step toward reshaping our electoral system. Reform from the top will encourage future Presidents, all elected by majority, to address the other distortions to our democracy, including gerrymandering, voter suppression laws, and the unfettered flow of money into politics.

December 8, 2016
Michigan recount

Federal Judge Halts Michigan Recount

A federal judge in Michigan on Wednesday revoked his order requiring a recount of the state’s presidential vote sought by Jill Stein, siding with a state appeals court that found the Green Party candidate had no grounds to mount the challenge.

December 7, 2016
The press/Donald Trump

Meet The Press: The Hustlers, Hucksters, And Hacks Who Helped Elect Trump

Why do great civilizations fall? Is it political corruption, overextended militaries, or even public health crises? For future historians’, the most convincing explanation for America’s fall, should Donald Trump end up her author and finisher: bad journalism.

December 7, 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
Comet Ping Pong #Pizzagate

#Pizzagate: An Old Anti-Semitic Slander Resurfaces

How Marina Abramović, John Podesta, Hillary Clinton, Comet Ping Pong and the “blood libel” are all connected in one giant fake news conspiracy.

December 7, 2016
White revolt of 2016

Fighting Back Against The White Revolt Of 2016

November 8 was a revolt by 58 percent of white voters that was spearheaded by a segment of the electorate that had been energized by the appeal of white nationalism and right-wing populism.

December 7, 2016
Michigan recount

U.S. Appeals Court Refuses To Stop Michigan Recount

The ruling by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which upheld a decision by a lower court judge, came one day after Stein sued in federal court in Pennsylvania to try to force a statewide recount of U.S. presidential votes there.

December 6, 2016
Trump conspiracy theories

The Dark Conspiracy Theories That Consume The Mind Of Donald Trump

Trump seemingly can’t, or chooses not to, distinguish fact from fiction, and he has a long history of adopting conspiracy theories and Tweeting about them.

December 5, 2016
Trumplandia, PA

Welcome To Trumplandia, Pennsylvania

Luzerne County in Pennsylvania flipped from supporting Obama by five points in 2012 to a 20-point victory for Trump. The people of true-blue Luzerne County are still pissed off, and dying to tell you why.

December 5, 2016
Anti-Trump protesters March in Portland, OR, Nov. 11, 2016

Federal Judge Orders Election Recount In Michigan

A federal judge has ordered a recount of Michigan’s presidential ballots to begin at noon on Monday and directed that the state complete the process by a Dec. 13 federal deadline.

December 5, 2016
Fake news inspired gunman to discharge weapon in a crowded D.C. restaurant

Gunman ‘Investigating’ Fake News Story Fires Rifle In Crowded Restaurant

The suspect entered Comet PingPong and pointed a gun at a restaurant employee, who fled and notified authorities. The man then discharged the weapon inside the restaurant. There were no injuries.

December 4, 2016
Trump moments this week

5 Idiotic Trump Moments This Week

It’s beginning to look like Donald Trump does not know how this whole president-ing thing works. And since he has the curiosity level of a pet rock, chances don’t seem great that he’ll be learning anytime soon.

December 4, 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
Jill Stein vows court fight for Pennsylvania recount

Stein Vows To Pursue Pennsylvania Recount In Court

Stein’s Green Party campaign said it will file for emergency relief in the Pennsylvania effort in federal court on Monday, “demanding a statewide recount on constitutional grounds.”

December 4, 2016
Green Party's Jill Stein drops Pennsylvania presidential recount pettion

Green Party’s Stein Drops Pennsylvania Recount Petition

Stein plans to announce “the next step” in the presidential recount effort on Monday during a previously scheduled news conference at Trump Tower in New York City.

December 3, 2016
Harry Reid

The Three Senate Ds: Leaving Vigor And Voices Behind

Three great Democratic players are taking their last bows. Their vigorous voices will be missed in the fight against President Trump. There’s nobody quite like this trifecta, all proudly from humble origins.

December 3, 2016
Michigan AG tries to block recounts

Trump Supporters Try To Block Recounts

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, a Republican, filed a lawsuit on Friday to halt the requested recount in his state, where Trump won with a margin of roughly 10,700 votes over Clinton.

December 3, 2016