(1 comments) Monday, March 23, 2015 SCOTUS Declines to Hear WI Photo ID Challenge
After U.S. District Court Judge Lynn Adelman soundly rejected the law in 2014 -- finding that "evidence adduced at trial demonstrates" WI's Act 23 "disproportionately impacts Black and Latino voters" and that the law would "prevent more legitimate votes from being cast than fraudulent votes" -- the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals deadlocked (disingenously) 5 to 5 on whether to stay the original ruling.
(8 comments) Friday, November 7, 2014 In Every Election, a "Surprise" Victory for Republicans
Once again this week, the election was a surprise victory for Republicans. Republicans always do better in the election than in the polls. Are the polls biased? Or is the computerized black box voting to blame?
Sunday, September 21, 2014 U.S. Senators, Representatives Finally Call for Accountability for Wife-Beating Federal Judge Mark Fuller
The plan--which a senior Republican federal judge described last week as "a sweet deal...that will allow Fuller to erase his criminal conviction for beating the crap out of his wife in a fancy hotel room while reeking with booze"--would allow him to return to his lifetime $200,000/year job where he sits in judgment of others, while leaving his next victim, whoever that might be, with little if any protection.
(18 comments) Monday, January 6, 2014 Another Cold Blast of "Global Warming is a Hoax!" Nonsense to Grip Parts of the Gullible U.S.
the extraordinary cold beginning to blast a large portion of the Midwest this week in the U.S. (accompanied by unusual warmth in places like Alaska and down here in Southern California at the same time), that is another troubling example of the same record-breaking and extreme weather patterns which climate scientists have long predicted would be the result of global climate change.
(2 comments) Sunday, November 24, 2013 Health Care Spending Flattens Since Passage of "Obamacare," Corporate Media Fail to Notice
On Wednesday, the new head of the White House Council of Economic Advisers released a bombshell report finding that U.S. health care spending since 2010 has increased by just 1.3 percent -- the smallest cost growth over a three-year period in American history. But media published about 10 times as many pieces on the troubles with the Obamacare site than they did on the new health care spending report.
(2 comments) Thursday, October 24, 2013 Diebold Charged With Bribery, Falsifying Docs, "Worldwide Pattern of Criminal Conduct"
The two-count criminal information and deferred prosecution agreement calls for Diebold to pay nearly $50 million in penalties: $23 million to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and $25 million to the Department of Justice. The government agreed to defer criminal prosecution for three years, and drop the charges if Diebold abides by the terms of the agreement.
(3 comments) Thursday, September 26, 2013 EXCLUSIVE: Former Gov. Don Siegelman Brings the Hammer Down on Tom DeLay from Prison
In his statement, the former governor speaks out against "The Hammer" and hammers him hard for what he describes as collusion to "engineer a money laundering scheme to defeat me in my race for re-election as governor and to elect Karl Rove's and Tom DeLay's Republican colleague from the U.S. House, then Congressman Bob Riley."
(1 comments) Saturday, March 2, 2013 RAGING BULL: Radical Activist Jurist Antonin Scalia, Legislating from the Bench
There was a loud chorus of gasps, literal and otherwise, in the wake of Scalia's offensive and inaccurate remark during Wednesday's hearing when he charged that the Voting Rights Act, presumably Section 5 specifically, but he was speaking of the bill in its entirety at the time, served as little more than a "perpetuation of racial entitlement."