I think this conflict between the MSM and Trump is more substance than show. There is a real struggle by an otherwise unexercised media against an autocrat to draw a line in the sand. It's having the effect of eroding Trump's outlier base, leaving him a smaller core that delights in his trash-talking as a way to take their country back from the "liberal sissies."
The difficulty for the MSM of a "Melting pot" society is that they are not suppose to go too deep or get too specific lest…Continue
Writer Masha Gessen, having lived as a journalist in Russia under Putin's rise to power and his reversal of Russia's direction towards becoming a fledgling democracy back to authoritarianism, imho, understands both Trump and the stakes in the U.S. very well. My takeaway from this…Continue
It cannot be overstated that NO election audit had been performed for the 2016 election in regards to the Russian hacking until very recently. These specific and directed investigations being conducted by The Department of Homeland…Continue
Good, concise summary of what Russia hacked, including the recent revelations of voting machine manipulation, and where we are now that all Americans should understand imho.
No rally, no petition, no legislation...no election will matter if we continue to allow elected leaders to steal the votes of people of color. It is criminal. It is shameful. It is immoral.
Rev. Barber reminds us that GOP Congressman Scalise, the recent victim of the shooting at the ballpark, not known for his racial sensitivity, gay rights support, or championing of the least amongst us, thus supporting voter suppression laws, anti gay rights bills, and the stripping away of healthcare to the poor, along with supporting the possession of assault rifles, just had his life saved by two working class…Continue
Oh...lookey there! More forgotten Russians...Or at least a lobbyist or two.
The trouble with telling boldface lies during sworn public testimony is that other people are inclined to take them seriously and wanna correct the record to…Continue
My rant: Why are the estimated 3,000,000 largely African American and Latino American suppressed voters NOT completely considered as possible evidence of Russian tampering with the election, and therefore unworthy of INTEL scrutiny, now that…Continue
Just wanted to point out for those watching the NSA leaked voter hacking story. This misinformed or woefully ill informed or just plain obtuse journalist just claimed in wonder that the Russians, by hacking into the voter registration system where they could easily have removed voters names, so when voters went to vote, they wouldn't be able to, was a chance the Russians seemingly passed up since no one was…Continue
Important ruling. Overturns an earlier Supreme Court mistake that conflated racial motivations to suppress black votes as merely political play to a more rational and legal standard that declares that politically…Continue
This transcript of Ryan's June 2016 full acknowledgement of Putin's interference and propaganda campaign in Ukraine, Europe, and the US 2016 election, including the DNC hack…Continue
Feels like the wheels are coming off, folks.
Excerpt of Paul Ryan, yep, that Paul Ryan at a GOP meet-up last June - 'The situation was difficult,' Ryan said. Groysman, he said, had told him that Russian-backed forces were…Continue
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North Carolina's illegal voter suppression law was struck down b/c as the appeals court judge said - "It targeted black voters with almost surgical precision..." The US Supreme…Continue
...and there is every indication that we do not, looking at the Democratic leadership, then I believe all our other efforts to protect our imperfect democracy will fail.
Want good affordable health care? Hire more nurses
By M V Neland
May 6th is National Nurses Day and it's a good time to remember nurses as our congress debates, or doesn't, what to do about health care costs. Whatever opinions you hold about the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as…Continue