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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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Carson, Trump, Colber

#EndorseThis: Ben Carson Finds The True Meaning Of HUD

In a rambling speech he spoke about “special” Ben Carson, tasked with the difficult job of finding the esoteric significance of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. “Yes, I believe Ben Carson will find the true meaning of HUD,” Colbert said gleefully on Tuesday’s Late Show, “just like in the beloved children’s story How the Grinch Stole Housing.”

February 22, 2017
Trump, Voter Fraud

The Popular Vote Loser To Seek ‘Major Investigation’ On Voter Fraud

Trump, who has bristled at references to losing the popular vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton, did not elaborate beyond the two Twitter posts. The Republican reality television star has never substantiated his claim of voter fraud. A study by the Washington Post found 31 credible cases of impersonation fraud out of more than 1 billion votes cast in elections from 2000 to 2014.

January 25, 2017
Trump, Electoral College, Illegitiimate

5 Ways To Measure Trump’s Illegitimacy

The Great and Powerful Trump is the weakest and most vulnerable president in at least 140 years. Behind the scowl and the curtain there is a diminished man who cannot shake off the circumstances surrounding his election. Emerging from the 2016 election, Donald Trump carries a quintuple burden of illegitimacy.

January 18, 2017
Trump, Electoral College, Illegitiimate

Will The Electoral College Save Us From A President Trump?

Now and then, the Electoral College deals a deathblow to democracy. Under the unfair system set up more than 200 years ago, the state results “trump” the national popular vote.

December 16, 2016
Emperor Trump, Conspiracy theorist in chief

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
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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
Samantha Bee disproves the GOP myth of voter fraud

#EndorseThis: Samantha Bee Exposes Big Lie Of Voter Fraud

Offering an overview of the Republican “voter fraud” myth, Samantha Bee includes a great 1970s clip of the late far-right guru Paul Weyrich, explaining exactly why Republicans always want fewer Americans to participate in elections. And she highlights current video of Reince Priebus, soon to be White House chief of staff, refining his capacity to lie on camera.

December 6, 2016
Trump gesturing to one of his many rallies in September 2016

Stop Mocking Trump’s Rallies — And Start Imitating Them

Building up a circuit of progressive speakers who hone and craft their message directly to voters would force Democrats to match their message to the mood and needs of the people who will become the next generation of activists. It could bring the Democratic message back to places like Macomb that Democrats need to win in 2020.

December 5, 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
Cartoon: Melania Trump comforts her husband, wailing over Clinton's popular vote lead

Cartoon: What About Those Two Million More Votes For Clinton?

Jeff Danziger’s award-winning drawings, syndicated by the Washington Post Writers Group, are published by more than 600 newspapers and websites. He has been a cartoonist for the Rutland Herald, the New York Daily News and the Christian Science Monitor; his work has appeared in newspapers from the Wall Street Journal to Le Monde and Izvestia. […]

November 29, 2016
Obama, Trump

A Brain Scientist Explains How To Turn Trump Into A ‘Loser’

How to defeat a master of self-promotion like Trump? Start by pointing out that he is the biggest popular vote loser ever to win the Electoral College.

November 27, 2016
Trump claims he won popular vote

Trump Falsely Claims He Won The Popular Vote, Blames ‘Millions Of Illegal Votes’

“In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally,” Trump tweeted

November 27, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally in Anaheim, California, United States, May 24, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Sanders Should Stop Scheming

Bernie Sanders is now behind Hillary Clinton by almost 400 pledged delegates and nearly 4 million popular votes. Spare us the commentary on the crowds, the passion and the noise. The voters clearly prefer Hillary.

June 9, 2016