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Marta Steele is an author/editor/blogger who has been writing for Opednews.com since 2006. She is also author of the 2012 book "Grassroots, Geeks, Pros, and Pols: The Election Integrity Movement's Nonstop Battle to Win Back the People's Vote, 2000-2008" (Columbus, Free Press) and a member of the Election Integrity movement since 2001. Her original website, WordsUnLtd.com, first entered the blogosphere in 2003. She recently became a senior editor for Opednews.com. She has in the past taught college and worked as a full-time as well as freelance reporter. She has been a peace and election integrity activist since 1999. Her undergraduate and graduate educational background are in Spanish, classical philology, and historical and comparative linguistics. Her biography is most recently listed in "Who's Who in America" 2019 and in 2018 she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Who's Who.

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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, From ImagesAttr
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 6, 2016
Heads Up! Bernie to Be Interviewed on MSNBC 9 pm Tonight with "Exciting" News Bernie Sanders will be interviewed this evening (May 6) on MSNBC at 9 pm in Burlington, VT, his home town. Rachel Maddow, who will interview him, said she was "excited" by what he will tell her. Is that to raise ratings for cable news or hope for us?
courtesy of presidentialpuppetry.com, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 10, 2013
Review: Andrew Kreig, "Presidential Puppetry: Obama, Romney, and Their Masters" Review of Andrew Kreig's blockbuster "Presidential Puppetry"--point of pride that he is a frequent and welcome contributor to OEN
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views) (View All Series)
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 28, 2011
Ohio Heroes On Path To Deposing Rove Latest developments in the King-Lincoln-Bronzeville Neighborhood Association v. Blackwell lawsuit initiated in 2004 in Columbus, Ohio, by attorneys Bob Fitrakis, Cliff Arnebeck, and others.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 13, 2011
Smart Security or Dumb Dollar$? High points of "Smart Security: Reducing Military Spending to Fund Urgent Needs at Home," 32nd annual conference of the Coalition of Peace Action, Princeton, New Jersey.
Atlas Coelestis - 'The Universe', From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 16, 2014
There Is Life on Mars, Not Just Water Ruminations on scientific reality by a humanities person.
Pieta marching for the future, From Uploaded
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 19, 2019
Third Annual Women's March Converges on DC; Blocked from Capitol Building Far fewer women showed up in Washington, DC for this year's Women's March--thousands as opposed to hundreds of thousands in 2017. A photo essay + commentary. Will we ever be able to sit back and not plan marches? Let us never stop marching--that's what democracy looks like.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Shall the Truth Set Us Free? (with a surprise afterword by Greg Palast) On the ultimate array of positive outcomes WikiLeaks may contribute to our hopelessly corrupt and corrupting "civilized" society.
Series: Greg Palast and environmentalism (19 Articles, 28389 views)
Folk Art Flag, From FlickrPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 19, 2020
The 100 Million Who Don't Vote: Who Are They and Why? NYU's Brennan Center for Justice led a webinar today focused on a groundbreaking study just released by the Knight Foundation, "The 100 Million Project: The Untold Story of American Non-Voters."
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), politics in general (40 Articles, 68223 views), democracy (14 Articles, 28322 views) (View All Series)
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 30, 2010
Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear: Colbert, Stewart,, and Audience Sober Up A commentary more than report on today's Sanity/Fear rally at the mall in Washington, DC, starring Stephen Colbert and John Stewart, especially Stewart.
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
the book, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 9, 2018
REVIEW: Jonathan Simon's "Code Red: Computerized Elections and the War on American Democracy" Review of Jonathan Simon's magisterial 2018 update of his book series "Code Red," wherein "war" becomes the meme in the People's struggle to salvage our democracy from those laboring ingeniously to disenfranchise minority voters and ultimately eliminate voting from what will become the past tense of government of, by, and for We the People. It won't happen, he tells us, if we hop to quickly to revive it. Get to work!
Series: activism in action (29 Articles, 44848 views), discrimination (18 Articles, 36653 views), Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views) (View All Series)
image by Marta Steele, From ImagesAttr
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 26, 2013
March on Washington for Gun Control, 26 January 2013 A march to and rally at the Washington Monument today, protesting against the NRA's permissive, indifferent advocacy of nearly indiscriminate ownership of assault weaponry, and related issues.
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 10, 2015
How? Last night's (May 9) PDA leadership conference and the light shed on the future of the Election Integrity movement and hence our democracy, and an invitation to its sequel, a panel discussion to spread our ideas farther, at UDC Law School May 20, 6:30 pm.
Series: The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views), Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views)
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 24, 2011
10,000 Black Men Named George And The March For Jobs And Freedom Review of a fictionalized film documenting the birth of the National Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 4, 2010
What Did "Independence" Mean on July 4, 1776? A semantic analysis proving that we should rename Independence Day.
Series: Holidays (21 Articles, 18852 views)
Danny and I at a rally in DC, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 22, 2015
Danny Schechter (1942-2015): A Eulogistic Dissection My take on the magnificent Danny Schechter as his friend and activist colleague for bordering on 15 years
Series: Danny Schechter News Dissector (7 Articles, 10676 views)
Dr. William F. Pepper, From ImagesAttr
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 21, 2017
"I have a lingering desire to see justice": Dr. William F. Pepper on the Murder of Three 20th-century Heroes Famed attorney, noted author, and human rights advocate Dr. William F. Pepper was in town for two National Press Club presentations this week: one on the inadequacy of media coverage and his latest book, "The Plot to Kill King: The Truth Behind the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr."; the other on his experiences researching the truth behind the actual assassins of Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.
Series: politics in general (40 Articles, 68223 views), Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 21, 2015
Jonathan Simon, "Code Red: Computerized Election Theft . . ." A review of Jonathan Simon's magisterial "Code Red" Computerized Election Theft and the New American Century," post-E2014 edition."
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 6, 2011
Palast The Truth Sleuth: Vultures' Picnic Review of Greg Palast's newest book, "Vultures' Picnic"
Series: Greg Palast and environmentalism (19 Articles, 28389 views), Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views)
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 13, 2010
"In$ide Job" Inside Out An attempt at reiterating the salient points in Charles Ferguson's new documentary "Inside Out," which I re-spell with an internal dollar sign, in an attempt at wit and humor in an extremely tragic context.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 2, 2011
The Importance of Objectivity in Journalism An ethical review of an Independent's take on election integrity.
.Civic duty,. except go ahead and try if you want to vote Democratic!, From FlickrPhotos
(27 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Congressional Briefing Panel: Paper ballots crucial to the future of election integrity A distinguished panel of cybersecurity and election experts convened yesterday at a congressional briefing to discuss crucial issues, including cybersecurity against outside invasions and corruption and the dire need for the entire country to not only vote on paper ballots but use them for vitally important post-election risk-limiting audits.
Trump also endorses Kobach., From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Greg Palast and the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. Are Once Again on the Move to Fight for Democracy On the road again, the bumpy, jagged, impossible way back to democracy or way toward it, Greg Palast and Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. are in Wichita to sue SoS/governor wannabe Kris Kobach for his voter lists that have eliminate more than one million voters inaccurately. Most are Democrats. Then on to another clone in Atlanta, Brian Kemp, who's eliminated more than half a million from his state's lists . . .
William Powell Frith - Poverty and Wealth, From FlickrPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Greg Palast's Latest Film: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: The Case of the Stolen Election A review of Greg Palast's blockbuster critique of greed on steroids: how a few vultures are fighting to devour us whole--but who will support them once we're gone?
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), Greg Palast and environmentalism (19 Articles, 28389 views), politics in general (40 Articles, 68223 views) (View All Series)
Stripes and Stars Upside-Down, From ImagesAttr
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 22, 2016
How Voter Suppression Efforts Are Threatening Our Democracy A report on the historic congressional briefing held yesterday, April 21, 2016, this historic congressional briefing, "How Voter Suppression Efforts Are Threatening Our Democracy." "This is democracy time!" but "We must close everything down until the issue is solved!"
Series: politics in general (40 Articles, 68223 views), Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views) (View All Series)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 20, 2011
President's Day or Presidents' Day? The United States as an entity becomes introspective: a very serious spoof.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 18, 2014
"Pay 2 Play": A New Documentary by John Wellington Ennis on U.S. Society of, by, and for the One Percent A review of John Wellington Ennis's latest blockbuster documentary "Pay 2 Play."
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views)
Ben Jealous, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 13, 2017
Bernie Sanders Endorses Ben Jealous for MD Governor at Silver Spring, MD Rally A raucous and upbeat rally today brought together the popular progressives Bernie Sanders, Ben Jealous, and Nina Turner, who shared about an hour and a half addressing an enthusiastic crowd of nearly 300, nearly all white millennials, all inspired to get out there and fix the world.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), politics in general (40 Articles, 68223 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views) (View All Series)
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 16, 2008
Free for All, a feature documentary by John Wellington Ennis A review of Free for All, a feature documentary by John Wellington Ennis, focusing on Ohio 2004 and 2006--what we can learn from it and what we can do about it: outstanding production, outstanding cameos
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views)
Martin Luther King Jr St Paul Campus U MN., From WikimediaPhotos
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 19, 2020
On MLK Day Memories of the Fortieth Anniversary rally of MLK's I Have a Dream speech held on Washington, DC, on August 23, 2003 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Plus other relevant highlights before and after that day.
Series: activism in action (29 Articles, 44848 views), discrimination (18 Articles, 36653 views), rallies and demonstrations, mostly in DC (3 Articles, 3162 views) (View All Series)
cover of the forthcoming book, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 10, 2012
Palasthenics: Greg Palast's Billionaires and Ballot Busters: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps A review of Greg Palast's forthcoming investigation of what to expect from Election 2012 and why.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), Greg Palast and environmentalism (19 Articles, 28389 views), Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views) (View All Series)
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Voter Registration list of 600,000 found in a TN Express Pollbook by Defcon Expert A voter registration list of more than 600,000 found in a TN Express Pollbook by a Defcon expert shines a spotlight on how much other voter information may be out there on voting equipment now accessible to the public--and with possibly more data units than were discovered this weekend at the Defcon Hackers Village.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), politics in general (40 Articles, 68223 views)
DVD jacket cover, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 11, 2014
Palast Investigates II: Vultures and Vote Rustlers Review of Greg Palast's newest DVD "Vultures and Vote Rustlers," ("Palast Investigates" II)
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views)
From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Both Sides Now: "Reunion" with Judy Collins A few weeks ago, at Princeton's McCarter Theater, where I had first heard Joan Baez and sensed the changing world she was heralding, I encountered the flip side of the coin, the twenty-first century's response, today's Judy Collins.
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views)
If it's on the Internet, it isn't private., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 22, 2015
The 21st Century: What's in Store for Maryland Voters and the U.S., IV? Will Voters' Privacy and Security Become History Sliding and Slithering Down the IV Slippery Slope. Back, Beast!
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 15, 2011
Palast Back in DC to Sign Vultures' Picnic Greg Palast returns to DC to a warm welcome from colleagues at the National Press Club--dinner and a discussion followed by book signing of his latest blockbuster "Vultures' Picnic."
Series: Greg Palast and environmentalism (19 Articles, 28389 views), Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views) (View All Series)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 3, 2010
"Plunder: The Crime of Our Time," a New Film by Danny Schechter Review of Danny Schechter's new documentary "Plunder: The Crime of Our Time," a dissection of the financial meltdown predicted by his previous film "In Debt We Trust," which he released in 2006.
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), Danny Schechter News Dissector (7 Articles, 10676 views)
Washington, DC Poet Michael Whelan, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 9, 2017
Poet Michael Whelan: "For the Love of God, God, Get Out of My Light!" Escape for a moment into this portrait of a Washington, DC, poet, writing Irish to the core about everything from God to physics. He is hypnotic, in his reverence and irreverence, and habit forming once you read a line of his.. Catch his collection "After God" on Amazon.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 14, 2010
Fair Game (the movie): The Truth Saves a Marriage and Slaps a Tyrant's Hand Review of "Fair Game"--how Plame outsmarted the blame game (my second film this weekend--all flicked out).
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views)
cover image for
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 15, 2016
Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman, THE STRIP & FLIP SELECTION OF 2016: Five Jim Crows & Electronic Election Theft The well-known and hugely respected election integrity and environmental activists Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman provide us with crucially timely, highly legible preparation for Election 2016, in terms of what we need to do in the short and long terms and why: the background and history are compelling Red Bulls that will spur us toward more knowledge as well as action.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), politics in general (40 Articles, 68223 views), Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views) (View All Series)
(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 19, 2011
The Tenth Anniversary of 9/11: What Does It Mean to Persons of Faith? An interfaith group came together at Howard University Divinity School to commemorate 9/11 and to discuss what can be done about Islamophobia.
Series: Islam and Interfaith Issues Including Islamophobia (21 Articles, 24321 views), Holidays (21 Articles, 18852 views)
Dr. Joseph Kiniry, From ImagesAttr
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 10, 2015
Dr. Joseph Kiniry: "THERE IS NO NEED FOR INTERNET VOTING" Dr. Joseph Kiniry of Galois, Inc.: "THERE IS NO NEED FOR INTERNET VOTING"
(56 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Experts Urge Hillary to Challenge Election Results in Crucial Swing States; Obama Counsels No Experts and activists are urging HRC and her colleagues to challenge the reported vote total that is propelling Trump toward the presidency and to demand an audit.
The three EAC commissioners: Christy McCormick, Thomas Hicks, and Matthew Masterson, From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 11, 2018
EAC's 2018 All-Day Federal Election Summit Account of a Summit Conference held by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission at the National Press Club, Washington, DC, on January 10. Issues revolved around the future of voting and what we can do to protect, enhance, and keep up to date all of our voting machinery and election-related issues--a huge subject.
Series: politics in general (40 Articles, 68223 views), Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 6, 2012
"Occupy: Dissecting Wall Street," A New Dissection by Danny Schechter A new and timely dissection by the News Dissector.
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), Danny Schechter News Dissector (7 Articles, 10676 views)
Cover image of
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 11, 2016
REVIEW: Stacey Hunter Hecht and David Schultz, "Presidential Swing States: Why Only Ten Matter" Review of an excellent edited volume focused on each of the ten swing states that have existed between 1988 and 2012
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), politics in general (40 Articles, 68223 views), Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views) (View All Series)
A fireside chat between Rep. Maxine Waters and Pulitzer-prize winning MSNBC and Washington Post reporter Jonathan Capehart, From Uploaded
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 18, 2019
Protecting America's Right to Vote: A Fireside Chat with Rep. Maxine Waters Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) was honored yesterday, October 17, with the Transformative Justice Coalition's first annual Champion of Justice award. Present with her at the ceremony, presided over by founder Barbara Arnwine, were Reps. Ayana Pressley (D-MA) and Sheila Jackson Lee (D-CA).
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), activism in action (29 Articles, 44848 views), discrimination (18 Articles, 36653 views) (View All Series)
I want you to blow the whistle, From FlickrPhotos
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 1, 2018
"Whistleblowing Works!" 12th Annual Whistleblower Summit for Civil & Human Rights, July 30-August 1 With a focus on issues compelling wronged government employees and others to blow the whistle against all forms of corruption, entangling and often ruining their lives and fortunes thereafter in a maze of legalities and retaliation, the twelfth annual Whistleblower Summit convened for three days on Capitol Hill, July 30-August 1
Series: activism in action (29 Articles, 44848 views)
Owner: arboresce at flickr.com/people/39995951@N00/
 License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 21, 2015
Danny Schechter, "When South Africa Called, We Answered" (Ruminations from Heartfelt and Increasingly Expert Involvement Review of Danny Schechter's powerful and empowering South Africa story, including himself, Mandela, and a cast of billions . . . the world
Series: Danny Schechter News Dissector (7 Articles, 10676 views), Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 6, 2011
Howard Zinn's "Ballade for Americans" Impressions of a masterful volume, Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States."
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 18, 2011
The Arab Spring--Where to Now? Ask Robin Wright Report on a most enlightening presentation by foreign policy analyst Robin Wright on the future of the Arab Spring now that its beginnings are rocking the establishment, one part of it 6,000 years old.
Series: The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views), Islam and Interfaith Issues Including Islamophobia (21 Articles, 24321 views)
Front cover of vol. 6, #4 of the activist journal
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 13, 2017
Justice Rising (vol. 6, no. 4): "The People's Vote Must Count" A review of the latest issue of "Justice Rising," a magisterial, 23-page journal of brief articles on harrowing symptoms and wide-ranging cures for that disease known as election corruption. Each one of us can contribute toward these cures. No more Trumps!
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), politics in general (40 Articles, 68223 views), Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views) (View All Series)
(31 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 8, 2009
We're Not There Yet, But Health-Care Legislation Takes Giant Step Forward Some highlights of the newly passed HR 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act
Series: The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 11, 2010
Dr. Akbar Ahmed's Journey into America Review of an amazing presentation by Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, called "the world's leading authority on contemporary Islam" and Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University. The event was a signing of his latest book, "Journey into America," a tour de force, "the first of its kind . . . rich in ethnography and international relations." The issue is relations between Muslims and us xenophobic "others."
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), Islam and Interfaith Issues Including Islamophobia (21 Articles, 24321 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views) (View All Series)
Virginia Ballot on Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 22, 2014
'What Is in a Name?' Question Marks Orbit Those Seeking Voting News On a new open-source election system being offered by the start-up Open Source Election Technology Foundation (OSET).
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views)
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 4, 2012
From Dearborn to DC: "All-American Muslim" Cast Members' Forum Four members of the cast of "All-American Muslim," a controversial 8-part reality TV show, came to DC this evening to discuss their experiences and feelings.
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), Islam and Interfaith Issues Including Islamophobia (21 Articles, 24321 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views) (View All Series)
From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Fitrakis-Wasserman Announce Filing of Restraining Order at D.C. Press Conference A press conference yesterday centered around Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman's attempt to remove potentially viral software from Ohio's ES&S election systems.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views) (View All Series)
Supplicating the U.S. Capitol, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 15, 2017
"Show Your Taxes, Trump!" Tax March, Washington, DC Today's Tax March in Washington, DC, was a fitting protest against a little man hiding huge finances from We the People. Some great words were spoken and great signs displayed as we marched 2-3 miles from the Capitol lawn to the Lincoln Memorial.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), politics in general (40 Articles, 68223 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views) (View All Series)
The stripes and stars, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 9, 2015
Going Greene or, the God-Sent Donald Trump When unlikely misfits prevail, what's in it for even the right wing? Ultimately we all lose. The system rots.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views)
A Doomsday Clock. What time is it? 100 seonds to., From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Chomsky, Up Against a Sociopathic Megalomaniac: What Does This Tell Us about Ourselves? This evening, June 10, Professor Noam Chomsky addressed members of Princeton's Coalition of Peace Action on the occasion of their Fortieth Anniversary Membership Gathering. When one member of the audience asked him what he attributes his longevity (92) to, he answered: "The Bicycle Theory: Keep riding fast and you don't fall off."
Series: discrimination (18 Articles, 36653 views), democracy (14 Articles, 28322 views), activism in action (29 Articles, 44848 views) (View All Series)
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 24, 2011
Against Islamophobia: The One-Man Jihad About a man in a dark suit who vigils weekends in front of the White House in his effort to combat Islamophobia.
Series: Islam and Interfaith Issues Including Islamophobia (21 Articles, 24321 views)
.My Flag., From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 27, 2013
???What Shall We do for Memorial Day??? Thoughts on Memorial Day that end with an answer, not a question, for a change.
Series: Holidays (21 Articles, 18852 views)
50 Shades of Blue, From FlickrPhotos
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 7, 2020
Plutocracy on or off Steroids? Fascism on a Silver Platter? My take on the only path forward toward saving what's left of our democracy.
Series: politics in general (40 Articles, 68223 views), Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), activism in action (29 Articles, 44848 views) (View All Series)
From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 24, 2016
Movie Review: Greg Palast, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy Our Truth Sleuth weaves together into a seamless labyrinth his two major concerns that have absorbed his renowned and versatile genius since the turn of the century: voting and its raptors vulture capitalists; read: culture swilling down nature and nature in turn sealing us away from the beloved rising ocean toward the inland, where her violence is taking other forms.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 12, 2010
To Be a Muslim in America: "On a Wing and a Prayer" Review of a film and panel discussion held yesterday in Washington, DC, to commemorate 9/11.
Series: Islam and Interfaith Issues Including Islamophobia (21 Articles, 24321 views)
From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 21, 2012
Taking Back Fair Elections in the United States: Countering the Assault on Voter Rights A strategy session focused on the escalation of election corruption in the preceding eighteen months.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views)
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 22, 2010
"Listen to the Wind": Greg Mortenson Visits DC with a "Great Conversation" Review of a visit to DC by educational proselyte Greg Mortenson, whose "Great Conversation," an hour-and-a-half-long discussion and film, thrilled a packed house that lined up around the block to have his new book signed, "Stones into Schools."
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
Vote!, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Left Forum 2019 EI Panel "Election Integrity: Publicly Verified Elections and Informed Public Fend Off Corruption!" About Joel Simpson's Left Forum panel on "Election Integrity: Publicly Verified Elections and Informed Public Are Key to De-Corrupting Our Democracy!"- "The majority of voters in this country ARE progressives."
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 2, 2010
We Have a Dream--"One Nation Working Together" An emotional, highly illustrated take on today's rally at Lincoln Memorial, "One Nation Working Together."
NOAM CHOMSKY, From FlickrPhotos
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 15, 2020
How Trump Stole 2020: Greg Palast & Noam Chomsky, moderated by Amy Goodman How Trump Stole 2020: Greg Palast & Noam Chomsky, moderated by Amy Goodman A Zoom presentation on Bastille Day with Greg Palast and Noam Chomsky discussing Greg's new book in the context of the quagmire of November 2020 and what we can do to assure a survivable outcome.
Series: politics in general (40 Articles, 68223 views), Greg Palast and environmentalism (19 Articles, 28389 views), Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views) (View All Series)
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 23, 2011
Truth Must Abscond with Power: More on Gore's "Climate of Denial" Having completed my reading of Al Gore's essay "Climate of Denial," I offer a brief summary of the rest.
The new machinery: scanner (top), and special-needs scanner (bottom), From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 10, 2020
BELLWETHER BUCKS HAS NEW OPSCANS; DITCHED DREs I attended an exhibition of Bucks County's new Clear Ballot optical scanners. What I found there was technology and lots more: many people braving coronavirus and the odds against democracy to assert their right to vote.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), democracy (14 Articles, 28322 views)
Bipartismo, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Congressional Briefing on Election Cybersecurity Brings Diversity on Steroids A bipartisan panel was convened on Tuesday, July 10, by several Election Integrity (EI) organizations as well as FreedomWorks to discuss election cybersecurity as it relates to the upcoming midterm election. The diversity among the political leanings of the cooperating entities was remarkable.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), politics in general (40 Articles, 68223 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Palast at Left Forum: Ben Jacobs Redux, or "Assault Is Becoming the Answer" Investigative reporter, author, and filmmaker Greg Palast gut-punched audiences at the Left Forum this weekend with news of body-slamming abuse of the press by thugs and many other ways the 99 percent are being victimized by the rapacious GOP, and others.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), Greg Palast and environmentalism (19 Articles, 28389 views), politics in general (40 Articles, 68223 views) (View All Series)
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Moveon/Indivisible Rally in Front of Capitol Building Lambasts HR (Horror?) 1 A peaceful Protest in front of the Capitol building today, sponsored by Moveon and others, featured two U.S. Senators as well as Rep. Nancy Pelosi and several of her colleagues. The bottom line was to reach the people with the news that HR 1 is a horror show in action that must die along with its Senate counterpart. The bill concerns this coming year's budget of course, courtesy of Trump's values system and its friends.
John Wilkes Booth derringer used to kill Abraham Lincoln 02 - Fords Theatre - 2012-05-20, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 1, 2018
"STOP THE PRESSES": Andrew Kreig's July 31 Panel at the Whistleblower Summit "Stop the Presses--Challenging Conventional Wisdom in Newsrooms" was the title of a panel moderated by attorney and investigative reporter Andrew Kreig, The panel's focus was "courageous and effective" challenges to the conventional historical wisdom (?) on the assassinations of MLK and RFK.
Series: activism in action (29 Articles, 44848 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 20, 2011
TEN YEARS LATER IN THE MIDDLE EAST--THE BOMB PLAYS ON When will we ever learn? Still in Iraq wanting to stay, still in Afghnistan, more furtively in Pakistan, our bomb plays on. Has the strikeback shifted to peaceful time bombs in Japan?
Series: International (6 Articles, 9711 views), Islam and Interfaith Issues Including Islamophobia (21 Articles, 24321 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 14, 2017
Press Conference in DC Announces Establishment of Commission for Voter Justice In a key event of September's National Voting Rights Month, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and DC civil rights attorney Barbara Arnwine today announced the establishment of a new commission to "document and address the national scourge of voter suppression" at the National Press Club in Washington, DC yesterday.
Whistleblowing, From FlickrPhotos
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 31, 2020
2020 Annual Whistleblower Summit Features "Telling Stories Almost Too Big to Hear" An world-class panel assembled and moderated by Andrew Kreig of the Justice-Integrity Project, "Telling Stories Almost Too Big to Hear." Panelists were Charlotte Dennett, Wayne Madsen, Don Siegelman, and William Pepper.
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), International (6 Articles, 9711 views), democracy (14 Articles, 28322 views) (View All Series)
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 25, 2014
Fatally Flawed: "When big money is involved, do our votes really count?" review of J. T. Waldron's "Fatally Flawed," the start of an ongoing saga about blatant election corruption co-exisiting outrageously with the voting public in Pima County, Arizona, and how activists are fighting against it.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views)
The truth, defined at last, From ImagesAttr
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 2, 2017
The Truth, at Last! The TRUTH, at last, with a bit of editing . . . I found this wonderful image at the back of the NYTimes Magazine today.
Edmund Pettus Bridge, Selma, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 10, 2019
NOT TO COMMEMORATE BUT TO KEEP ON FIGHTING: 54th Annual Crossing of Edmund Pettus Bridge and HR 1 in Congress Some important events concerning voting and elections begin the New Year. Among them are the introduction of HR 1, which opposes election corruption and related unethical activities; and the Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee, the 54th annual reenactment of the march across the bridge that resulted in passage of the Voting Rights Act. Etc.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views)
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 12, 2008
"Uncounted" Counts 400 Viewers at Silver Spring Theatre A showing i Silver Spring, Maryland, of "Uncounted," produced by David Earnhardt who, along with four other well-known and expert panelists, discussed among themselves and with the audience the film's implications after the screening.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views) (View All Series)
Polling place procedures of the past, From ImagesAttr
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Presidential Advisory Commission on "Election Integrity" Second Meeting Today (9/12): Experts Refuting Deplorables An account of portions of the second meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on "Election Integrity" aired today by the New Hampshire Union Leader. Present were both notorious villains and world-class rockstars of the Election Integrity movement.
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 14, 2016
St. Valentine's Day 2016 St. Valentine's Day is the most important day of the year.
Michael Moore was in DC last night pitching his new film .Fahrenheit 11/9., From FlickrPhotos
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Michael Moore's Inconvenient Truth: We Have 50 Days to Go in Our No Trump Bid! Michael Moore's latest blockbuster will hit the cinemas this Friday. Don't miss it. I saw it and appreciated it last night, 9/17, but found the Q&A session with him afterward far more interesting though I do refer to the film also. Priceless footage. I hope it scares us all into action with its warning even more dire than Al Gore's in DC nearly 10 years ago, his Inconvenient Truth.
Series: activism in action (29 Articles, 44848 views), discrimination (18 Articles, 36653 views)
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 6, 2016
Brainstorm: Isn't It Time We Designed an Election for the 21st Century? An enlightened, nonpartisan panel discussion at the DC think tank New World about the hopes and fears associated with voting this year and in the near future. There is one positive scenario revealed and other situations in need of change. "It's nice to talk aspirationally instead of in despair," said Dahlia Lithwick, one of the panelists.
Front cover of Shar Leahy's new album 'For the 99', From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 25, 2018
REVIEW: Folk Singer and Pacifist Shar Leahy's Latest Folk-Rock CD "For the 99" Folksinger, activist, pacifist, and feminist Shar Leahy will release her latest cd "For the 99" early next year, a time to look forward to for reality and reassurance of a better future. "In our hearts, we hold the Future," she sings in this new album convincingly.
Series: activism in action (29 Articles, 44848 views)
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Today's U.S.A. and Russia: Is Cold War II Ahead? An informal hearing led by Chairman John Conyers on Capitol Hill on the crisis in Us-Russia Relations.
Series: The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
In The Orion Nebula, From FlickrPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 5, 2020
THE HYPOTHETICAL FUTURE: HOW GOOD WAS NOAH vs. HOW BAD IS TRUMP? Fantasizing one way a post-Covid19 world would evolve.
Series: Ruminations (6 Articles, 6737 views), politics in general (40 Articles, 68223 views), discrimination (18 Articles, 36653 views) (View All Series)
Vote!, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Notes on Town Hall via Zoom, Emergency Election Protection 2020 The Emergency Election Protection group, which has held about ten weekly Zoom sessions so far, today consisted of a town hall session led by several long-time and distinguished activists. Public support is vital to achieving their goals, which are really all of ours.
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), politics in general (40 Articles, 68223 views), Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views) (View All Series)
RAILROAD TUNNEL, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 21, 2019
Guest OpEd: Stanley Forczek, "National Infrastructure Bank: A Hamiltonian Solution to Today's Infrastructure Crisis" "While there are many infrastructure projects requiring funding in New Jersey and throughout the Nation, the most urgent is the Gateway Project continuing the connection between North Jersey and New York City. Fully 20% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the nation flows through the two 100-plus year-old tubes that link the two jurisdictions. . . "
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Occupy Rallies and Mayday March Peaceful in DC: A Journalist's Journal May 1 is International Workers' Rights Day in most countries of the world, though not here. Barack Obama chose to celebrate it in Afghanistan. Here follows an account of an anarchist/labor rally and march today in Washington, DC.
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
Voting, From FlickrPhotos
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 28, 2017
September Is Voting Rights Month A proclamation of September as Voting Rights Month, so close to this day that commemorates MLK's "I have a dream" speech 54 years ago, will be issued soon, along with a calendar of relevant events for next month. A mid-month (September 13) press conference at the National Press Club will discuss the newly formed Commission for Voter Justice, whose purpose is, according to the Transformative Justice Coalition's ex
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), politics in general (40 Articles, 68223 views)
Voting Arrow, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 14, 2019
NETROOTS NATION 2019 Panel on Election Security, the Single Most Important Issue in Our Elections Today Six EI experts articulated their perspectives on what is said to be the most important issue in elections today: that votes are counted as cast or, more accurately, counted according to the voter's choices.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), activism in action (29 Articles, 44848 views), discrimination (18 Articles, 36653 views) (View All Series)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Meteorology, Ecology, and the Future of Our World Did global warming cause the epidemic of die-outs among birds and fish as much as it is blamed for the natural disasters that killed so many people and destroyed so many municipalities last year (and continuing into this year)?
Series: Greg Palast and environmentalism (19 Articles, 28389 views), International (6 Articles, 9711 views)
two signs at day 2 of Democracy Spring, From MyPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Democracy Spring: Rally behind Police Lines in front of Capitol: Day 2 Day 2 of the Democracy Spring presence in front of the capitol building in Washington, DC. On day 1, 400 were removed from the front steps and imprisoned. On day 2, they were positioned behind police lines. A fascinating and diverse group of people with a common wish to remove money from politics, in agreement with a huge percentage of the American people.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), politics in general (40 Articles, 68223 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views) (View All Series)
Boetian black-figure pottery skyphos (wine-cup), found at Thebes, 4th century BC, Odysseus at sea on a raft of amphoras, Ashmolean Museum, From FlickrPhotos
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Rob Kall on "Unleashing the Power of--YOUR--Story" (Whistleblower Summit, July 31, at panel moderated by Michael McCray) OpEd News's own Rob Kall, also host of the "Rob Kall Bottom-Up Radio Show," spoke at the Whistleblower Summit on Monday about "how to do power stories," summing up his message with two guidelines: First tell what you'll say, and then what you've said.
Series: activism in action (29 Articles, 44848 views)
Stripes and Stars, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 22, 2016
"America will be . . . ": What Have We Learned from E2016? The First Election Since VRA Was Gutted in 2013 An account of a panel discussion held on Capitol Hill on November 16 by the Voting Rights Caucus, the National Election Defense Coalition, and the Transformative Justice Coalition as a postmortem to E2016, the first presidential election held since the gutting of section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Series: The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views), politics in general (40 Articles, 68223 views), Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views) (View All Series)
Women are finally being recognized for their inestimable contributions to positive developments in our culture!, From FlickrPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 16, 2020
Star-Studded Panel at Netroots Nation Conference Analyzes Woman Power vis-a-vis E2020 Inspiring all of us with truths we ignore at our peril, this star-studded women's rights panel was outstanding at the Netroots Nation Conference on Friday, August 14.
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at home, From FlickrPhotos
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 13, 2018
Review: Michael Rivage-Seul, "The Magic Glasses of Critical Thinking" Review: Michael Rivage-Seul, "The Magic Glasses of Critical Thinking"--a voyage toward understanding oneself and others that will change the world. The medium of this voyage is a textbook on critical thinking for progressives high school-aged and older.
THE STRIPES AND STARS, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 26, 2015
REVIEW INTERSPERSED WITH INTERVIEW-- David Schultz, "Election Law and Democratic Theory" Review of a 2014 magisterial monograph on political theory and election law by an eminent authority, Professor David Schultz of Hamline University and the University of Minnesota.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views)
graphic for National Voting Rights Month, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 6, 2017
September Is National Voting Rights Month: DETAILS NOW! Graphic, press release, and proclamation of this month as National Voting Rights Month.. Check out the SCHEDULE now at click here or VotingRightsAlliance.net.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), politics in general (40 Articles, 68223 views)
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 27, 2013
REVIEW: Danny Schechter, "Madiba A to Z: The Many Faces of Nelson Mandela" REVIEW: Danny Schechter, "Madiba A to Z: The Many Faces of Nelson Mandela," published simultaneously with the film "The Long Walk to Freedom"
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), Danny Schechter News Dissector (7 Articles, 10676 views)
Cover of the book, From InText
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 13, 2020
Review: Greg Palast's Forthcoming Blockbuster, How Trump Stole 2020: The Hunt for America's Vanished Voters A review of Greg Palast's blockbuster "How Trump Stole 2020," counting the ways Election 2020 will be corrupted and instructing us how to fight back and win. The publication date was Bastille Day.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 26, 2011
What Sharia Is and Isn't--Panel at Center for American Progress The Center for American Progress sponsored a panel discussion on "What Sharia Is and Isn't," 26 July 2011, in Washington, DC.
Series: Islam and Interfaith Issues Including Islamophobia (21 Articles, 24321 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
Rep. Mark Veasey, convener of today's press conference, From ImagesAttr
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 23, 2016
DC Press Conference Demands Immediate Congressional Action on Voting Rights Legislation DC Press Conference Demands Immediate Congressional Action on Voting Rights Legislation: Along with Revs. Jesse Jackson and Lennox Yearwood, the newly formed Congressional Rights Caucus, and other icons, denial of the right to vote took on new significance in the shadow of the Democratic sit-in last night.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), politics in general (40 Articles, 68223 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views) (View All Series)
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 4, 2015
Will America Die Before It Becomes Itself? July 4 thoughts--when will July 4, 1776 really happen as it should have? A tribute to a brilliant past, Danny Schechter's, and a future promised to us by Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
Series: Danny Schechter News Dissector (7 Articles, 10676 views), Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views)
From flickr.com/photos/60141638@N06/8686278492/: Dollar Crisis, From Images
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 28, 2013
"Inequality for All," a Review Review of Kornbluth and Reich's new documentary "Inequality for All."
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views)
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 19, 2017
RespectMyVote Rally Protests Meeting of Trump's Voting Commission The #RespectMyVote protest in Washington, DC this morning drew around 100 from a large variety of activist groups. The target was the newly formed Commission on Election Integrity, whose purpose, per the "president," is to prove that he and not Hillary Clinton won the huge popular vote margin of more than 3 million, the largest ever won by a presidential "loser."
Facts about Languages, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 14, 2020
From the Brain to the Ballot Box: Drew Westen on Effective Political Messaging At today's Netroots Nation virtual conference, Drew Westen, professor of psychology at Emory University and well-received author, spoke about effective political messaging and what Democrats must do to improve their present practices.
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Oregon ballot return box., From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 13, 2020
Protecting our E2020 Votes: Three Progressive SoSs Weigh In For our votes to count this fall, the barriers are many and the fights back spot-on and encouraging. Secretaries of state from three crucial states, Colorado, Michigan, and Connecticut, were ably moderated by Vincent Warren of the Constitution Center in Philadelphia. The virtual, interactive panel was held Thursday, August 13 on the first full day of this years Netroots Nation conference.
Series: politics in general (40 Articles, 68223 views), Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), discrimination (18 Articles, 36653 views) (View All Series)
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 7, 2015
Congressman John Lewis Signs His New Book "March," vol. 2, at Politics and Prose June 7, 2015 Congressman John Lewis's book signing of "March," volume 2, today at the the DC independent bookstore Politics and Prose.
3D Scales of Justice, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 12, 2017
An Umpteenth Executive Order: Trump's New Presidential Commission on Election Integrity My take on the president's executive order yesterday establishing a Presidential Commission on Election Integrity, an "alt" project if there ever was one.
Ballot box, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 10, 2016
REVIEW: Edward Foley, "Ballot Battles: The History of Disputed Elections in the United States" REVIEW: Edward Foley, "Ballot Ballots: The History of Disputed Elections in the United States"
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), politics in general (40 Articles, 68223 views), Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views) (View All Series)
Vote!, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 22, 2020
OUR MARCH TO THE BALLOT BOX: Teleconference on Fighting Back for Our Democracy, Our Vote A teleconference this evening headed by the Rev. Jesse Jackson declared war on election corruption in all of its hideous forms and assembled strategies toward unstoppable victory.
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Tenebre (.shadow.), From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 1, 2018
"You're Guilty until Proved Innocent"--One Whistleblower's Story Honing in on one of many stories presented by Panelists at the Whistleblower Summit for Civil & Human Rights (July 30-August 1)--Sandra Schenkat's ordeal, published by the Goldwater Institute
Series: activism in action (29 Articles, 44848 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Before America Can Survive, "Europe" Must Die Thoughts on the future of our "civilization" and how it may finally call itself civilized.
Election Integrity Bumpersticker, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 9, 2014
New York Times and Voting/Elections: Why Is Some News Unfit to Print? AN inspired voyage back onto the Memory Lane of election corruption inspired by a Grey Lady op ed on "plagiarism."
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), Greg Palast and environmentalism (19 Articles, 28389 views)
voters, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 20, 2020
Notes: Greg Palast Addresses This week's Emergency Election Protection Group on Zoom Notes on This week's (7/20/20) Emergency Election Protection group on Zoom, formed to trade information and strategy on how to save our country from the unspeakable outcome if Trump wins another term
Series: Greg Palast and environmentalism (19 Articles, 28389 views), Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), discrimination (18 Articles, 36653 views) (View All Series)
U.S. Flag Turned Upside Down, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 12, 2016
Election 2016: "If This Be Treason . . . " Reactions to the outcome of Election 2016: treason &c.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), politics in general (40 Articles, 68223 views)
A press conference attendee illustrates its theme., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Press Conference Heralds Formation of New Commission to Combat Voter Suppression A press conference in front of the SCOTUS building today announced the formation of a new commission, chaired by the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Barbara Arnwine, to fight voter suppression, which the transfer of "vote fraud" sleuthing from Trump's commission on "election integrity," now disbanded, to the DHS, which will keep most of their relevant activities "secret."
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 3, 2011
Take Back the American Dream, Washington, DC Description of some of the events of the first day of the Washington, DC, conference "Take Back the American Dream."
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 4, 2018
Women's March against Kavanaugh, Washington, DC 10/4/18 Today's (10/4/18) protest and march against the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to join the SCOTUS team, including Comrade Thomas. It was held in front of Washington, DC's E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse, where the pretty man is currently employed. The event was led by the Women's March. Co-chair Linda Sarsour introducing speakers and leading our way.
Series: activism in action (29 Articles, 44848 views), discrimination (18 Articles, 36653 views)
Native American Dancers 8, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 7, 2019
This Land Is Their Land, and They're Coming Back for It (prose poem) A prose-poem prophecy about the controversy at the border blocking Indigenous Americans from lands that belong more to them than to white Europeans.
Series: activism in action (29 Articles, 44848 views), discrimination (18 Articles, 36653 views)
cover image of the latest edition of Simon's Code Red, From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Jonathan Simon's "Evening of Election (in) Security": Outrages Viral and Exponential Jonathan Simon amazed an amply filled room of interested listeners on the depth and breadth of election corruption in this country and what we're doing to fight back, based on his magisterial book Code Red, which now exists in three editions, 2018 the most recent one, and we're hoping for a 2020 follow-up of unmatchable insights into what's been going on in this country and what might happen thereafter.
Series: The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views), Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), politics in general (40 Articles, 68223 views) (View All Series)
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 12, 2017
Holder on Redistricting: Chair of the Newly Formed National Democratic Redistricting Committee Former Attorney General Eric Holder this morning announced the formation of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC), to combat gerrymandering, euphemistically referred to as "redistricting." The event was held at the DC-based Center for American Progress.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), politics in general (40 Articles, 68223 views)
Tee shirt for sale commemorating today's protest, From ImagesAttr
(31 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 24, 2018
March for Our Lives: The Next Children's Crusade 500,000 some concerned citizens attended the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, DC today. Throughout the world 800 similar rallies echoed the drastic need to outlaw civilian ownership of assault rifles and to require strict background checks of would-be gun owners, deploring the many gun massacres that have killed so many youth in this country.
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(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 15, 2012
Bang Bang, You're Dead! Some thoughts, some old, some borrowed, all blue, hardly new, on the subject of gun violence in the US of A.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Thanks to Giving, Thanks for Giving . . . A list of thank-yous and a wishlist for changes as T-Day approaches and we wish that turkeys could fly free, if their habitats are still inhabitable.
Series: Holidays (21 Articles, 18852 views)
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 13, 2013
"Is Texas Turning Blue?" Asks Center for American Progress, 3/13/13 Texas may be the largest state of the continental United States, but it has more to boast about: the huge challenges that come with its gain of four electoral votes.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views) (View All Series)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 28, 2012
The Olympics: London When Penn State Went Straight Ruminations on the collision between the horrendous tragedy at Penn State and the Fourth Summer Olympiad.
The Things this Nation Been Though, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 14, 2019
Netroots Nation 2019: A Call to Arms against Oppression, Bigotry, and Corruption in All Their Forms" Just one among many events rallying all progressives at the Netroots Nation conference of 2019 in Philadelphia. So many issues were encompassed, so many questions asked and answered. Progressives must fight against all of the Donald Trumps of the world.
VOTE!!!, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 6, 2020
538: PA will be the tipping point* and all eyes on Philly! A nationally known elections expert, Professor Nat Persily of Stanford, spoke to a thousand Zoom attendees Sunday night "on the challenges of holding an election in the midst of a pandemic; the real obstacles that will prevent people from being able to vote this fall."
Series: politics in general (40 Articles, 68223 views), activism in action (29 Articles, 44848 views), democracy (14 Articles, 28322 views) (View All Series)
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Take Back the American Dream: Day 3 a description of the final day of the Take Back the American Dream conference, along with the rally.
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 20, 2007
Will Ohio Be the Next Ohio in 2008? Voice of the Voters, 12/19, featuring Ohio SoS Jennifer Brunner and Dan Lopresti of Lehigh University; impetus is the relase of the "bombshell" report EVEREST
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 24, 2012
O's SOTU, ANNOTATED: BIDEN AND A SLICE OF FACE Annotated paraphrase of this year's SOTU--the faint-hearted shouldn't read the most irreverent notes.
Series: The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
The Left Forum logo, 2017, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Left Forum 2017: RESIST! (what about election integrity?) Election Integrity panels at this year's Left Forum--where we've been, where we are, where we're going, and why . . .
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), politics in general (40 Articles, 68223 views)
What's left of our flag today?, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 25, 2020
Happy? Memorial Day Ruminations on Memorial Day this tragic year, in response to that third-grade song I learned so many years ago, "What Shall We Do on Memorial Day?"
Series: Ruminations (6 Articles, 6737 views), discrimination (18 Articles, 36653 views)
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 21, 2011
Confronting Discimination In The Post-9/11 Era: Challenges And Opportunities Ten Years Later Report on panel discussions held by officers of the U.S. Department of Justice at the George Washington University Law School on October 19, 2011, on 'Confronting Discrimination in the Post-9/11 Era."
Series: Islam and Interfaith Issues Including Islamophobia (21 Articles, 24321 views)
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 17, 2013
"Forward on Climate" Rally and March, 17 January 2013 Today's Forward on Climate rally was the largest ever--the statement it delivered to the president, with more than one communal scream among the 35,000 participants, conveyed a clear, strong, and unmistakable message: Let we-the-people live!
Series: Greg Palast and environmentalism (19 Articles, 28389 views), Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views) (View All Series)
Winter  wilderness, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 9, 2013
Film Review--Werner Herzog's HAPPY PEOPLE: A YEAR IN TAIGA: Details of the Good Life in a Frozen Shangri La Review of the Herzog film "Happy People: A Year in Taiga," a scenic portrait of a miniature civilization structured around an interview of a Siberian (of Russian extraction and Russian-speaking) trapper.
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views)
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Deradicalizing Islamist Extremists Summary of a presentation on various methods used to deradicalize Islamist extremists, held today at the Rumi Forum in Washington, DC.
Series: Islam and Interfaith Issues Including Islamophobia (21 Articles, 24321 views)
I voted Sticker on Nose Selfie Steven, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 4, 2018
EI: What Have We Accomplished since 2000? What has the Election Integrity movement accomplished since the Florida 2000 debacle? Not enough--not that we haven't worked our bones off. But there are too few of us and we're succeeding too slowly up against a massive brick wall of corruption. Will the world end first?
Series: activism in action (29 Articles, 44848 views), discrimination (18 Articles, 36653 views), Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views) (View All Series)
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 20, 2011
Brzezinski and Woodward Speak at Inaugural Al Jazeera U.S. Forum The Inaugural Al Jazeera conference held at Washington, DC's Newseum on May 18, 2011, was a magnificent education from beginning to end. Here I offer summarized interviews of the two hottest celebrities, aware of my elitism, at the same time not having enough time to report more.
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), International (6 Articles, 9711 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views) (View All Series)
From flickr.com: American Flag, From Images
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September Is National Voting Rights Month, Proclaim Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Marc Veasey Today Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Marc Veasey proclaim this month National Voting Rights month. Spread the word and walk the walk to be sure that the one person/one vote principle ascends from a SCOTUS decision to continuous, unhampered realization.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Deeply Discounted DREs Sold to the General Public a Few Months Ago for a Few Months Other than completely free of charge, obsolete DREs were available in Licking County, Ohio at the deepest possible discount for a few months before the State's SoS intervened indignantly.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views)
Howard University law students answering Tweets from distressed voters confronted by a plethora of roadblocks, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Surfing Twitter to Save Votes: VRA National Command Center Hip Hops to the Rescue In Washington, DC, at the Hip Hop Caucus center near Dupont Circle on Election Day, Howard University law students sat around a table communicating with hundreds of voters in silence. They were answering posts by distressed Twitter users attempting to vote and running up against a large array of roadblocks.
Series: activism in action (29 Articles, 44848 views), Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views)
Rabbi Michael Lerner leading 1700 people in a rousing chorus of  'Down by the Riverside', From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 6, 2017
Sister Giant: Creating a Politics of Love (www.sistergiant.com) Day 2 of Sister Giant (www.sistergiant.com) continued with some YOOJ insights, ideas, AND solutions.
Panelists Edgardo  Cortes (left) and Doug Lewis, From ImagesAttr
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Brennan Center for Justice Panel, Press Club, 9/17: "America's Voting Technology Crisis" A stimulating and informative panel discussion about the newly released Brennan Center Report "America's Voting Technology Crisis," held at the Press Club in Washington, DC, on November 17.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views)
ruins of 9/11, From ImagesAttr
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"Attack on America" Reflections on the 12th anniversary of 9/11.
Series: Islam and Interfaith Issues Including Islamophobia (21 Articles, 24321 views)
From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 4, 2012
Wasserman and Fitrakis, "Will the GOP Steal America's 2012 Election?" Review of an excellent retrospective on electoral corruption in the United States throughout its history and most particularly on the years 2004-2012, and what the events portend for the future of our democratic government.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views)
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News from Occupy DC: "We've Got a Broken System!" A visit to Occupy DC at Freedom Plaza this morning offered the following insights and news.
Series: The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 7, 2008
"Double Bubble Trouble" on Voice of the Voters Voice of the Voters devoted an hour of this week's "double header" to voting issues in Virginia. The second hour focused on Bucks County, PA, New York State, and California.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views)
Kris Kobach - Caricature: in trouble again, for nothing else but successfully purging more than 1 million names of likely Democratic. voters from rolls in at least 27 states throughout the country., From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 13, 2018
Millennial Conflicts of Interest: The Vote-Fixing Triumvirate of SOS'S A triumvirate of SoS/vote fixers are wielding disproportionate power over political interests. As usual, both Democrats and democrats lose. Don't give up the fight, or we'll give up fighting.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 23, 2011
Holiday Thoughts, 2011-2012 My annual holiday thoughts this year surround environmental decay--the yellow light is turning to red, green becoming a distant memory.
Series: Holidays (21 Articles, 18852 views)
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Review of Uncounted, a Film by David Earnhardt et al. Yet another review of the magisterial chronicle of the last eight years of corruption that has violated our voting rights to a critical point. Our democracy is in grave jeopardy and not only does Earnhardt urge us to action but proves why.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views)
From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 23, 2012
10/22: Palast at DC's BB&P on $$$ vs. VOTES Greg Palast's lively discussion of his new bestseller "Billionaires and Ballot Bandits" at DC's popular progressive hangout Busboys and Poets yesterday (10/22).
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), Greg Palast and environmentalism (19 Articles, 28389 views), Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views) (View All Series)
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 10, 2016
Information Received by the Election Protection Command Center, Washington, DC, on Election Day 2016 Notes on information received from diverse sources by the Washington, DC-based ELECTION PROTECTION COMMAND CENTER on November 8, 2016
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), politics in general (40 Articles, 68223 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views) (View All Series)
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 17, 2009
The U.S. Democratic Process As It Relates to the Imminent Future of Life on Earth U.S. prospective health care legislation in the context of the near future and reality as we know it. Dwarfed but Gigantic.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 8, 2011
The African American Vote in 2012 and Beyond A panel discussion August 8, 2011, on the Future of the African American Vote, in 2012 and Beyond. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) was the keynote speaker.
Luxury Jewelry and Fashion Shopping at International Gem & Jewelry Show, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 26, 2013
"Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's"? "Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's is far less creative and far more boring than even the tony emporium's worst clothing designer.
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views)
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Nakba, Shoah, and May 14-15 Review of a lecture given by a distinguished professor of history and middle Eastern Studies as well as an articulate and compelling activist, Dr. Mark Ellis.
Series: Islam and Interfaith Issues Including Islamophobia (21 Articles, 24321 views), Holidays (21 Articles, 18852 views)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Mayday October 3 at SCOTUS: Political Gerrymandering on Trial The U.S. Supreme Court today heard arguments pro and con a landmark case that is predicted to determine the future of gerrymandering in this country, Gill v. Whitford, which originated in a dispute over this practice at the level of the Wisconsin state legislature in 2011; then a three-judge federal court ruled against it.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Take Back the American Dream, Day 2: "Something's Happening Here" Day 2 of "Take Back the American Dream."
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views)
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Enlightened Backbone of Liberalism Amputated: How it Happened A conversation at DC's Center on American Progress (CAP) about the roots and recent history of liberalism, with reference to Eric Alterman's newly published book, "The Cause: The Fight for American Liberalism from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama."
Another chant was
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 29, 2017
The People's Climate Change March in Our Nation's Capitol The People's Climate Change March brought out more than 100,000 protesters from all over the country to brave the blazing 90 degree heat. I have never seen DC's Metro so crowded in my life, not even during the Cherry Blossom Festival, which tanked in tune with the arrival of the new regime, I mean administration.
Flummoxed, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 24, 2013
Two Repining Justices but No Justice? But the People Spoke! reactions to admissions of erroneous decisions by two upper-level US justices this year: Sandra Day O'Connor and Richard A. Posner
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
Helen Thomas, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 20, 2013
Dinner with Helen Thomas: A Reminiscence A brief reminiscence of a privileged two hours I spent dining with Helen Thomas and a friend, etched into my memory always.
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), Islam and Interfaith Issues Including Islamophobia (21 Articles, 24321 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views) (View All Series)
Street Art In Limerick City, From FlickrPhotos
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Lowering the Voting Age and Other Ways to Mobilize Youth: Away from Tragedy toward a Renaissance of Democracy? Digging deep for answers: "Democracy is a verb" (c). Exploring some possibilities to work back toward it. All ages are of course qualified to chip in, but today I focus on youth.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), politics in general (40 Articles, 68223 views)
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 6, 2011
The Rally: Taking Back the Dream: A Photographic Essay Pictures speak thousands of words, especially about the Capitol Hill rally yesterday: Take Back the American Dream!! You go, occupiers!
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
Vote Here, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 7, 2019
Voting Is a Privilege? No, a "Power Grab": McConnell vs. HR 1 HR 1: quixotic or eventual? The outcomes of Election 2020 may hold the answer, but so may Mitch McConnell.
From ImagesAttr
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Take Back the American Dream II: Congress Comes to Take Back Progressives More about the first day of the Take Back the American Dream conference. Has Congress joined us too late?
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
the Truth, From MyPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 21, 2016
Myth Busting: Voter IDs Have Been Part of the U.S. Landscape since 1970! This article, a brief draft from my forthcoming book Ballots or Bill$: The Future of Democracy? Or, Why Does Evil Genius Always Win? is for those (I don't know how many . . . maybe I'm assuming too much) who believe that the photo ID requirement was born in Indiana and Georgia in 2008. But that is when STRICT photo ID entered the picture: the requirement of not only any form of ID, but state- or federally issued photo ID ...
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), politics in general (40 Articles, 68223 views), Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views) (View All Series)
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 12, 2012
The Rise and Consequences of Inequality Alan Krueger, chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, today addressed the Center for American Progress on the consequences of inequality for our society.
lever, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 17, 2012
I-Voting: A Breakthrough Is Needed A lively and provocative panel discussion on May 16 at George Washington University (GWU) in Washington, DC on I-voting in the present and future (the preferred scenario).
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views)
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 6, 2010
A Tale of Two Books Two books I was reading simultaneously but didn't realize would reward such close comparison until I began to try it as an exercise.
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views)
Turkey, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 21, 2015
Happy International Indigenous People's Day 2015 Some thoughts as the Fourth Thursday of November approaches, a day we call Thanksgiving and that I proposed we rename International Indigenous People's Day.
Series: International (6 Articles, 9711 views)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Supreme Court Rally to Protect Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act Hundreds of demonstrators showed up early this morning in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building to participate in a rally protesting the likely Supreme Court decision to overturn Section 5 of the Civil Rights Act of 1965.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views) (View All Series)
.autumn leaves through glass., From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 21, 2013
My Mentor Died Last Month A tribute to the greatest man I ever knew.
Bernie Sanders, From ImagesAttr
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Bernie Sanders Gives Press Conference Honoring the First Anniversary of His Candidacy To celebrate the first anniversary of his entry into the contest for Democratic presidential nominee, Senator Bernie Sanders gave a press conference in Washington, DC, where he first announced his candidacy.
Shaun Donovan, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 22, 2014
OMB Director Donovan Discusses the Costs of Climate Inaction: Center for American Progress, 18 September 2014 Report on event "The Costs of Climate Inaction," hosted by the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC, on September 18 and featuring the newly appointed OMB Director Shaun Donovan as keynote speaker.
Series: Greg Palast and environmentalism (19 Articles, 28389 views), Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views)
Nancy Pelosi, From FlickrPhotos
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"Pelosi Donates Gavel, Pantsuit to American History Museum" Ruminations on the symbolism of the pantsuit often worn in the workplace by women--the inspiration this morning's news from CNN that Rep. and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has donated the pantsuit she wore at her swearing in to the latter role, a historic event in the history of the Women's Movement.
back row: Hilary Shelton, Mark Veasey, Ron Wyden, John Lewis; front row: Judy Chu, Terri Sewell, Ben Cardin (at podium), From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 25, 2018
September 25 Is Voter Registration Day; Let September Be Voting Rights Month Today, September 25, is National Voter Registration Day. A group of civil rights advocates in Congress convened a press conference to announce their support of a resolution to proclaim September of every year as National Voting Rights Month.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Democracy or Dumbocracy? Only the Vote Counters Know for Sure Random thoughts as election results trickle in and my spirits sink.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views)
Bernie Sanders, From ArchivedPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 5, 2017
Sister Giant: YOOJLY Inspiring for Present and Future initial reactions to an exquisite 3-day conference Sister Giant: part 1 to attempt to describe the infinite number of events and insights derived.
Glory Old, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 25, 2013
VRA Section 4 Struck Down: What Happens Next? On the tragic decision by SCOTUS this morning to rescind Section 4 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Series: The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
Upside-down Stripes and Stars, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 30, 2017
WHAT IS AMERICA? WE ARE THE WORLD (prose-poem) Thoughts and a few ideas on what's going on and what we can do about it.
Series: politics in general (40 Articles, 68223 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 1, 2012
Senate Resolution 380: Advise Your Senator Not to Consent An emergency plea from FCNL to oppose Senate Resolution 380, which recommends attacking Iran once it reaches "nuclear capability."
Series: The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 3, 2009
The All-Time Greatest Moment in [Film] History A brief review of Palast's trio of short documentaries, Palast Investigates, in which the Truth Sleuth is at his best, turning over new rocks and shattering at least some of them.
Series: Greg Palast and environmentalism (19 Articles, 28389 views)
Sister Giant logo, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 5, 2017
More on the Sister Giant Conference, Day 2 Day 2 of the Sister Giant conference challenged and stimulated, synthesizing hope and despair into an indomitable spirit strong enough to push hard, persist, and envision victory.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 7, 2008
The Augean Stables of America A rasher of advice for the President Elect from one who knows.
The Supreme Court, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 11, 2018
More on the Latest Instance of Disenfranchising Minority Voters, Husted v A. Philip Randolph Institute Further to my Quicklink on this morning's SCOTUS decision re Husted v A. Philip Randolph Institute, which keeps in place SoS Husted's state-level prerogative to erase voters' names from the rolls if they've skipped three federal elections in a row.
Johnathan Simon leading workshop on EI activism, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 26, 2017
Philadelphia Conference on Voting Justice and Democratizing Elections, Feb. 24-26, Friends Meeting House An account of three workshops I attended at the Philadelphia Conference on Voting Justice and Democratizing Elections, Feb. 24-26, at the Friends Meeting House. The fierce thunderstorm-cum-tornado raging outside was an appropriate venue for our anger.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Flash: NJ S. 507 Out of Committee 12/3/07!!! A review of last week's Voice of the Voters, decribing a new novel on voting integrity as well as the latest state legislation under consideration and its possible reverberations beyond.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views)
After, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Gerrymandering, Impartial Redistricting, or What? SCOTUS Puts Off the Decision Again Gerrymandering in this country is rampant. SCOTUS on Monday deferred any direct decision as to what to do about it. There is always its fall term, after all, when a gerrymandering case involving North Carolina is on deck.
Land they may return to . . ., From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 23, 2014
Ground Operations: Battle Fields to Farm Fields: Happy Earth Day to Returning Vets A review of the award-winning documentary by Dulanie Ellis and Raymond Singer, "Ground Operations: Battle Fields to Farm Fields."
Series: Greg Palast and environmentalism (19 Articles, 28389 views), Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 11, 2011
Seventh Annual Unity Walk, Washington, DC The Seventh Annual Unity Walk in Washington, DC.
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), Islam and Interfaith Issues Including Islamophobia (21 Articles, 24321 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views) (View All Series)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Woody Allen and "Hair": More Strange Bedfellows? Another post on the benefits and education from comparing unlikely components. This hearkens back to my "Tale of Two Books" and forward to the November elections.
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views)
Christmas reflections, From FlickrPhotos
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At Christmas Holiday thoughts. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!
Series: Ruminations (6 Articles, 6737 views), Holidays (21 Articles, 18852 views), democracy (14 Articles, 28322 views) (View All Series)
Tattered-American-Flag, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 4, 2018
On July 4, Let's Pray for Independence of, by, and for We the People Some thoughts relevant to, though not directly relating to July 4 per se but rather the values relevant to it that we must fight for every day these days and always.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 16, 2011
"Beyond the Dream": MLK Memorial Dedication Proceedings of the dedication of the MLK Memorial on the Washington, DC, mall.
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Sharleen Leahey: Back to the Future? Having enjoyed a performance by Sharleen Leahy and spoken with her afterward, I decided to share this voyage back in time that highlights parallels with the past and provides directions toward a better future.
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views)
From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 3, 2013
Around Capitol Hill the day it was closed (10/1): photo essay Photo essay on Capitol Hill the day it was closed by TP.
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 6, 2011
A Survivor of the Hiroshima Bombing An encounter with a survivor of the Hiroshima attack and with others at a most moving memorial to the Hiroshima/Nagasaki bombings.
Series: International (6 Articles, 9711 views), Holidays (21 Articles, 18852 views), Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views) (View All Series)
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 21, 2008
Dry Ice and the DRE Dumpster An account of a rally held on Feb. 19 to demand paper ballot voting and discard the Danaher touchscreens, to improve accountability and set a precedent for the rest of PA, most of which still votes on touchscreens.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views)
scales of injustice, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 30, 2012
Illegal Immigrant Voter Lists Threaten Franchise of Democratic Voters Overturning a DoJ lawsuit prohibiting tampering with names on registration lists within ninety days of an election, a federal judge ruled that Florida's state-level purging of so-called illegal immigrants from its lists can continue.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views)
.Blind. Justice, From ImagesAttr
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Judge Sandra "Summons Up Remembrance of Things Past" A bitter addendum to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's candid admission that she goofed on 12/12/2000.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 13, 2008
The Most Endangered Species of Them All A hellfire and brimstone threat that if we don't do something quickly, Bomb Bomb and Bam-Bam will instead. And so the earth will become an empty planet, just like the rest of them, having tried to distinguish itself. We mavericks, we paved it with a parking lot of toxicities.
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 19, 2011
Shar Leahey: The Same Old Songs? or Rumors of Peace? Folk singer, song writer, and poet Shar Leahey is back with her latest album, "Rumors of Peace," an inspiration for us all.
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 27, 2008
Canvassing by Phone and Other Hang-ups A commentary on how my campaigning experiences are influencing the outcome of the coming election.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 19, 2012
The World You Destroy May Be Your Own, or That $18 Billion Is Still in Chevron's Pockets 2008 oil spill in Azerbaijan outed as victims in Peruvian Amazon awarded ( but haven't yet received) $18 bn "compensation."
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 19, 2012
Waxman: Clean Energy Solution to Federal Deficit Congressman Henry Waxman and former Congressman Wayne Gilcrest were guests at a panel today at the Center for American Progress on legislation being written to reduce the deficit by requiring a set fee from industries that pollute the environment with hydrocarbons.
Series: Greg Palast and environmentalism (19 Articles, 28389 views), Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views) (View All Series)
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 28, 2011
Building Bridges of Understanding: A Visit from Imam Feisal A visit from Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf to the Friends Meeting of Washington, DC, on Sunday, February 23, 2011
Series: Islam and Interfaith Issues Including Islamophobia (21 Articles, 24321 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The Disunited States: Was Abe Lincoln Wrong? A satyrical projection as to what is needed to fix our country at this "crux desperationis" of radical disunity.
Election Day 2018: Candidates, Voting Hours, Sample Ballots, From GoogleImages
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 6, 2018
The Most Important Election Day Ever We Are Told Of one thing we are certain and even the mainstream media have reported on the subject - millions of votes have been removed illegally from registration lists.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 23, 2010
Climbing Toward D (Democratic)-Day: One Phone Call at a Time A few hours in a phonebank generated a gaggle of thoughts and emotions.
Series: The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 14, 2011
Coffee, Tea, or Us: How Leaders and "Followers" Feel Some surprising and expectable stats on various aspects of the nearly month-long occupations, principally, or course, Occupy Wall Street.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 15, 2011
MLK's Birthday: Shot Full of Holes It's MLK's birthday, but what progress have we really made? Is it only tokenism writ large?
Series: Holidays (21 Articles, 18852 views)
These leaflets greeted me at the front door yesterday. Go, Dems!, From Uploaded
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 3, 2020
I Voted! My first time standing in line to vote among a solid block of Republicans. Amazement, despair, and absurdity.
the Scales of Justice, From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 25, 2016
Is Campaign Lying Now Legal In Ohio? Is It Illegal Anywhere? Is it legal to lie during political campaigns? A 2016 Ohio federal court decision allows it as "free speech," a First Amendment right.
The scales of injustice, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 3, 2015
Evenwel v Abbott: SCOTUS's Most Momentous Decision-in-Progress (2015-16) On SCOTUS's Most Momentous Decision-to-Be among this year's scheduled cases, Evenwel v Abbott, the latest domino in a line planned to result in an exchange of democracy for "democracy."
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), politics in general (40 Articles, 68223 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Spirit of Mahatma Gandhi Comes to DC Memories of Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, recalled on the occasion of the Fifth Annual Unity Walk in honor of 9/11
Series: Islam and Interfaith Issues Including Islamophobia (21 Articles, 24321 views), Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views) (View All Series)
The real title of this sermon, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 4, 2013
Sunday Sermon on Killing Religious Hypocrisy and Where to Go from There The ultimate killer is religious hypocrisy--what can we do about it? Convince the hypocrites that they're violating their own human rights as well as ours.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 17, 2010
Will the Upcoming Election Keep This Country Up? My contribution to the wonderful and burgeoning phonebanks. My call to those at all undecided to give Obama more time to help them out.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views)
image courtesy of Reclaimdemocracy.org, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 28, 2012
SCOTUS Is Not Us: The DC Debut of "Unequal Justice" review of screening of and panel discussion about the film "Unequal Justice" at SEIU headquarters in Washington, DC November 27, 2012.
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
Scales of Justice (crossed out manually by Marta Steele), From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Disingenuousness from an Ambiguous Publication in a Liberal University Town An alternate fact published by Austin, Texas's leading newspaper, of ambiguous partisan affiliation in the state's largest, most liberal city. Other MSM vehicles in this country have become more honest. Why should we dispute figures affirmed by the Texas office of the secretary of state? Read this and weep.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Peace in the Holy Land: Hailstones of Fire and Water? A panel session of distinguished religious leaders of Israel/Palestine/Jordan, where the key to finding peace is located in an educational project led by the one secular participant.
Series: Islam and Interfaith Issues Including Islamophobia (21 Articles, 24321 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Take Back the American Dream: Yesterday's (10/4) Press Conference One event from yesterday that I did not cover last night, due to fatigue. Much more to follow today.
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 2, 2008
The Storm's Mixed Metaphors As the dreariness of winter sets in, the Mumbai crisis and its implications evoke the other crises afflicting humanity, and to too many metaphors.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Greedocracy? A Love Story? Review of Michael Moore's newly released film Capitalism: A Love Story
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 27, 2010
Who Really Rules the Roost? Opinion piece on an age-old rant and what we can do to aid and abet the solution (nothing; just hope for a best-case scenario--God).
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 8, 2017
In Memoriam: The Election Assistance Commission (with a P.S.) The Election Assistance Commission, established by the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) to help the people vote, has been effectively abolished by a House committee dominated by the GOP. Does it have to do with Trump's ambition to find myriad examples of voter fraud, perhaps ultimately to prove that no one at all voted Democratic?
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 7, 2012
Dissecting the News Dissector: "Blogothon: Reflections and Revelations from the News Dissector " Dissecting the News Dissector: Review of Blogothon: Reflections and Revelations from the News Dissector by Danny Schechter
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), Danny Schechter News Dissector (7 Articles, 10676 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Occupy DC, Day 7: Dreary But Defiant Day 7 of Occupy DC, in the wake of six arrests and renewed incentive.
Series: The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 24, 2008
History Made on a.m. 1360: Jennifer Brunner The January 23, 2008 edition of Voice of the Voters featured Ohio's SoS Jennifer Brunner for the second time in three weeks, answering questions from citizens nationwide; opednews.com was also quoted as carrying important news about South Carolina's constitution: it forbids secret voting and the state votes on DREs!
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 9, 2010
Tax Cut Extension Traded for Unemployment Pittance: Appeasement? X not equal to Y Yesterday a 5-minute U-Tube version of Obama's Tuesday speech was circulated throughout US cyberspace with a plea for reactions. Here's what I said, wearing a T-shirt from Inauguration Day depicted Obama and McCain in a boxing ring, Obama triumphant, McCain KO'ed.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 2, 2011
Westward Ho! For the Arab Spring A visceral reaction to the burgeoning revolution. Our own country has become a land promised to us by Obama. Let him assume a MLK mentality and lead us back here.
Series: Islam and Interfaith Issues Including Islamophobia (21 Articles, 24321 views)
Old Glory, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 1, 2013
Democratic Doomsday? The Slippery Slope of GOP Election Deceit The nationally known expert on election integrity, Bob Fitrakis, was the featured guest of his equally known and authoritative co-author, Harvey Wasserman, on Wasserman's weekly radio program, "Solartopia."
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Dancing off the Streets: Jacques d'Amboise Review of a dance recital in Trenton, NJ, directed by former New York City Ballet star Jacques d'Ambroise, who tours the country with his people to include inner-city school students in an annual masterpiece that makes us all feel special in many different ways, from imbuing beautiful, sometimes once-in-a-lifetime experiences to remnding the bourgeoisie how much their participation can truly let America be America.
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views)
Acress Daryl Hannah (in red) led the rally today, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 22, 2013
Coalition in DC Fracks Fracking Today Environmentalists today marched in Washington, DC, to the Department of the Interior to Protest against Fracking
Series: Greg Palast and environmentalism (19 Articles, 28389 views), Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views) (View All Series)
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 17, 2010
Encore, WickedLeaks, and More! Thoughts on where WikiLeaks needs to go from here. Government opacity is a curse on freedom, but terrorism is a curse on life as we know it.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 14, 2011
. . . on Valentine's Day (2011 and forever) Thoughts on the meaning of St. Valentine's Day and how distorted it is into materialistic hearts and flowers, not the type we really need, nor even the corny song, but let's ascend from there and see what happens.
Series: Holidays (21 Articles, 18852 views)
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 16, 2018
Greg Palast and the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. Are Once Again on the Move to Fight for Democracy Greg Palast and Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. have converged from both sides of the country into its Heartland, Kansas, and will proceed to the South, Atlanta, suing 27 states plus two SoS's running for governor, Kris Kobach and Brian Kemp. They aim to re-enfranchise voters illegally removed from the rolls for the crime of having similar names, not identical ones, even if they live on opposite sides of the country.
The Kneeling Fireman, From FlickrPhotos
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 13, 2020
Poem written on 9/11/2001 Indescribable. One of my colleagues requested that I submit this.
Series: Ruminations (6 Articles, 6737 views)
Don't forget to vote!, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 1, 2018
I Just Voted, but More than 109 Million People, Lots More, Won't I early voted but a huge bloc of deciders will stay home altogether. How can we reach them effectively?
Series: activism in action (29 Articles, 44848 views), Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views)
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 1, 2012
The U.S. Electoral System and the American Dream: April Fool! Who are the real April fools? Pigs or the people who roast them?
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views)
Glory Old, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 4, 2013
Independence (?) Day 2013: An Irreverent Redaction Today I celebrate the brilliance of our Declaration of Independence.
Moments of madness keep things interesting, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 26, 2020
Madness Sown by Fake News Thank God for democracy. Can we keep it here? The principles of election integrity are being exploited and parodied.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse on His "Paying a Fair Share" Act Senator Sheldon Whitehouse joined experts today at the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC, to discuss his "Buffett Rule" tax bill.
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Take Back America 2012: Despair and Yet Feathered Hope Day one of the annual Take Back the American Dream conference sponsored by the Campaign for America's Future, Washington, DC, June 18.
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 16, 2012
Reading Time: The New New Deal A book signing and discussion of "The New New Deal" by Michael Grunwald, Time magazine's Senior National Correspondent.
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views)
One of yesterday's heart-breaking images, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 1, 2018
Families Belong Together March Families Belong Together: Yesterday's March in DC. There were fire and ice: fascism snowing down, melted by our 95-degrees in the breezeless, cloudless sky protest yesterday (and before then, throughout last week).
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 23, 2011
The Gore Score Before even reading Gore's entire blockbuster just published online in "Rolling Stone," the wheels turned so quickly I had to put it aside, but just to write this.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Four Attended Funeral of Lifelong Humanitarian A young student of linguistics grows up to use the knowledge to coin a word used and printed every day throughout the world.
Wind-Torn American Flag, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 25, 2014
"Verified Voting" Ambiguated by" Verify the Vote" On purposeful ambiguity confusing the general public courtesy of True the Vote and its cohorts.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 15, 2012
"Reset" or "Strategic Pause": Pakistan's New Ambassador's First Remarks to U.S. Public Pakistan's new ambassador to the U.S. speaks for the first time to its public.
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), Islam and Interfaith Issues Including Islamophobia (21 Articles, 24321 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views) (View All Series)
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Brennan Experts in DC for State of Election Science Update An account of a press event today in DC held by representatives of the Brennan Center for Justice, NYU Law School. We were brought up to date on the most glaring issues confronting voters as we approach Election Day, were provided with some optimistic aspects of what promises to be a tidal wave of disaster and corruption and advised of ways to combat it.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The Biggest Red Herring Yet Raving rant against an America they won't let be America, pushing for neofeudalism. What of the tired and poor?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 8, 2010
On Wars of All Time: Peterson and O'Hare's "An Iliad" Review of the final performance of the hit production "An Iliad," by Lisa Peterson and Richard O'Hare, at Princeton's McCarter Theatre yesterday, November 7.
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views)
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 11, 2010
Mac to the Future? Speculations upon the implications for the future of an inevitable epidemic of iPhones/Andreoids.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 4, 2011
AMEND the Declaration of Indepence to honor Independence Day? Some thoughts in honor of Independence Day 2011 from someone sick of fireworks but not the occasion celebrated with their color and light.
Series: Holidays (21 Articles, 18852 views)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 24, 2013
State of the Dream Ten Years Ago: The Fortieth Anniversary Commemoration of MLK's "I Have a Dream" Speech (Unable to attend the huge Fiftieth Anniversary commemoration rally and march today, I offer instead a report on the fortieth anniversary counterpart, a much smaller event that nonetheless packed a wallop.)
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views)
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 19, 2012
Questioning the Vote Questioning the value of the vote within an extremely flawed democratic society (plutocratic?).
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views)
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 4, 2012
July 4, 2012: What to Celebrate and Other Days to Remember Ruminations on July 4 and what other days might become holidays, most of which reside in the category of trivia.
Series: Holidays (21 Articles, 18852 views)
Stripes and Stars Look toward a Battle of Blood and/or Mind, From ImagesAttr
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Attack on Paris: More Tragedy, More Tears, More Reminders One author's reaction to the Attack on Paris--raw emotion grasping for answers to a question whose answer eludes Western culture.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Rep. Keith Ellison Awarded for Visionary Leadership Speech given by Rep. Keith Ellison, first annual recipient of NSP's Visionary Leadership award.
Series: Islam and Interfaith Issues Including Islamophobia (21 Articles, 24321 views)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 18, 2010
An Evening with Damali Ayo: The New Erewhon Damali Ayo came to DC's Busboys and Poets January 12 to do a most riveting book signing, entertaining us with readings that well summed up her message and at the same time obliged us to read the whole and extend her addictive performance--she is also a professional comedian.
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 21, 2008
A Chat with Destiny Meandering around what may be the most crucial issue of the twenty-first century and proceeding to ideas and the ideal.
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Taxation with Representation Finally? If Not Now, When? HR 157, which would open the door to congressional representation for the District of Columbia, officially a federal territory, is being discussed in the House Subcommittee on the Constitution.
Series: The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 1, 2010
Whose Fault? OUR Fault!! I looked into the mirror the other day, this feather-preening ex-Flower Child (virtually drug-free), and realized that it was when we stopped, when they killed off so many of our leaders, the Repugs kicked in and it's been downhill since then, but let's remember not to let them make us give up again. How?
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 28, 2012
"Welcome to Cuba," Says the Disgruntled Right: Roberts Saves the Day(s) for Obamacare The scene in front of the SCOTUS building today was lively and tense, awaiting the pivotal decision on Obamacare. A surprise (?) decision was better than medicine for Democrats.
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 1, 2013
The Capitol Beat: Two Hundred Some Cups of Tea and Still Brewing The Tea Party out in full force on a lovely autumn day.
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 20, 2010
Green or Greed: What's Next for This Poor Old World? Some research, some stats, some projections, and lots of worry about this poor old, oil-saturated world, starving while the feast is gushing out of the ocean depths.
the people waiting for a cure to everything, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 16, 2014
New York Times (3/15/14) Blind to Ohio's Electoral Tribulations Reactions further to my diary on a New York Times editorial yesterday, on the Grey Lady's seeming unawareness of corruption in Ohio politics, particularly in the venue of presidential elections.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 8, 2013
IS EI Hot or What? an update on some positive developments in the drive toward making all U.S. elections more accessible to WE THE PEOPLE.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 13, 2007
Silent Media, Silent Scream A summary of the 12/12 edition of Mary Ann Gould's Voice of the Voters. This evenings guests wereBob Koehler, David Earnhardt, and John Gideon.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 28, 2011
A Republican Surprise! There really are some good Republicans, even aside from Abe Lincoln, a member of the GOP back in the days when Republicans were far different from those we know so well these days.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 1, 2008
Remote Voting--Who's Counting? An account of the 4/30 edition of Voice of the Voters, on the subject of preventing "voter fraud" at the level of remote voting.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views)
Woman, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 5, 2015
The film "Suffragette": Not a Review some notes on the film "Suffragette": women suffering=>women's suffrage
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 2, 2011
Ding Dong, the Warlock Is Dead . . . Some thoughts in the wake of the object of the Afghanistan invasion from which Bush & co. quickly distracted us.
Donald Trump flag--yesterday's was less colorful., From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 7, 2021
Infamy Yet Again on 1/6/21: Envying the Dead Reactions to the hideous events of the another Day That Will Live in Infamy. Brought to us by the administration that will live in infamy.
Series: rallies and demonstrations, mostly in DC (3 Articles, 3162 views), politics in general (40 Articles, 68223 views), discrimination (18 Articles, 36653 views) (View All Series)
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 24, 2015
Merry Christmas 2015 Thoughts on Christmas involving hope and despair, multa inter alia. Do not read this if you plan to enjoy a 100% optimistic Christmas!
Series: Holidays (21 Articles, 18852 views)
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 10, 2008
Review: Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Efforts to Fight Terrorism A review of the biography of Greg Mortenson, veteran mountain climber whose ultimate summit became his goal to spread education to the remotest parts of the world, and with that, peace and understanding.
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 30, 2011
Quick Message From OccupyDC: Words to the progressive world from OccupyDC, McPherson Square, Washington, DC:
Series: The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 3, 2008
Helpless, Helpless, Helpless An edition of Voice of the Voters that includes news of the opposite fates in committee of two relevant House bills. There is also an interview of Clint Curtis, once a computer programmer, since then a whistleblower, and now a candidate for the U.S. Congress in Florida, for the second time. Against whom is he running? The infamous Tom Feeney. Read on for more.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Inauguration Day/MLK Day Thoughts on the double holiday yesterday--what might MLK have really thought?
Series: Holidays (21 Articles, 18852 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 1, 2012
"The Middle Class Is Also Too Big to Fail" Senator Tom Harkin this morning addressed an audience at the Center for American Progress on how he plans to confront and eradicate the dire condition of the middle class and restore its former security and well being.
Groundhog (Marmota monax), From ImagesAttr
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Groundhogs' Day Revisited a Week Later meditations surrounding Groundhogs' Day completed a week later--this was too long to be submitted as a diary.
Series: Holidays (21 Articles, 18852 views)
Glory Old, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Obama Goes Progressive: Renaissance or Red Herring? The MSM are bulging with issues concerning Election Integrity at last, thirteen years after the gut-wrenching devastations we refer to as Election 2000 et seq. An analysis/hypothesis.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Review of Damali Ayo's "Obamistan!" Part 2 Review of Damali Ayo's dynamic and eloquent, utopic "Obamistan!" a bestseller-to-be and must-read.
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views)
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 5, 2008
No, They Can't!! Random Thoughts on the RNC Random impressions as I forced myself to watch as much as I could of the RNC. It ends with a bang. Pow (not as in P.O.W.)!!!
Series: The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 3, 2008
"Swing Vote" Really Rocks, even with glitches A review of the newly released satire Swing Vote, which provides some important insights into what it is to be an American, a father, and a Voter. In the process the protagonist, Kevin Costner, wakes up out of a nightmare to put on a suit and assume respectability.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views)
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 10, 2012
EI: "We've Only Just Begun" (as sung by Roberts and His Three Backups, Thomas, Scalia, and Alito) How the Election Integrity movement must remain vigilant 24/7 every day of the year and why.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views)
Photo courtesy of the Internet and Craigslist, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 29, 2012
Avant la Deluge Wondering how anyone beyond the one percent could possibly opt for Romney.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 28, 2011
The Odd Couple: Torture and the Truth On the paradoxical symbiosis between torture and the truth at the dawn of the twenty-first century.
Martin Luther King Jr Word Cloud, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 17, 2021
Thoughts on MLK Day 2021: Is There Hope? Thoughts for MLK Day tomorrow: Hope vs. fear, an old dichotomy.
Series: Ruminations (6 Articles, 6737 views), activism in action (29 Articles, 44848 views), democracy (14 Articles, 28322 views) (View All Series)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Reviewing a Review: Stealing America Response to a glib, smug, totally abusive NY Times review of Stealing America, Vote by Vote
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views), Greg Palast and environmentalism (19 Articles, 28389 views), Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views) (View All Series)
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Mayor Disses DC; Or, Bloomberg on Gloom-Day or Doomsday? Mayor Michael Bloomberg visits the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC, to diss the District, by which he means Obama and Congress.
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 8, 2010
Congress vs. SCOTUS: Let Democracy Prevail a plea for massive lobbying to assist those enlightened souls in Congress militating against the SCOTUS decision in January, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Once again democracy is being threatened from the right, this time at a global level--more overtly anyway.
Series: The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
.Yrolg Dlo., From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 13, 2013
"The Horror, the Horror" Thoughts on the chain-reactivity of things like "chained cpi's" and a bit of ambiguity that gave birth to this rant.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 4, 2012
The Way It Was: McPherson Square (Photo Essay) Some photos I took last week with my cellphone and finally succeeded in pulling out of cyberspace today.
Series: The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 14, 2013
The Most Important Day of the Year Happy Valentine's Day, the most important holiday of the year!
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 1, 2007
The Metaphysics of Change With Rosabeth M. Kanter, Harvard Business School professor and author of the acclaimed America the Principled: 6 Opportunities for Becoming a Can-Do Nation Once Again, Mary Ann Gould took us onto a rocket ship high enough to reveal our present-day reality. The short list is that change is needed, badly.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 8, 2012
International Women's Day, for the 111th Time: Closing the Gender Gap The Center for American Progress held a panel discussion on Closing the Gender Gap, in honor of International Women's Day 2012.
Series: Holidays (21 Articles, 18852 views)
Star Spangled Banner, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 19, 2013
All This Mangling of a Once-Beloved Historical Event: Why the Tea Party? Who's in the Tea Party, who's not, and a gray line the Gray Lady didn't clarify.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 5, 2009
What Is Independence: A Gaggle of Definitions A race through various perspectives on Independence Day and what to do about them.
Series: Holidays (21 Articles, 18852 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 1, 2009
More Ideas for New Years Eve from the Mountain Overlooking . . . Some questions and prognostications as we face another year out of hell, maybe worse, in many ways anyway.
Series: Holidays (21 Articles, 18852 views)
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 31, 2010
The Magic Word for 2011: "More" Heading into 2011, I clump all of my resolutions into one word, "more," in the positive sense and hope we can take baby steps, if not giant steps in that direction. I'm thinking that all things are possible. Improving "things as they are" should be our top priority. Not just doing more or thinking more, but accomplishing more.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 17, 2011
If a House Fell on the House (the HR) . . . ? Doomsday thought about those Republicans in the HR who deny that our choice of energy sources may destroy our world.
Series: The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 4, 2012
When Fiction Is Truth: EI Makes It to Prime Time A quick intro to a new weekly tv drama which, though fictional, is expected to spread some very important realities among a large audience the EI movement needs to reach.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 17, 2008
In a Rush Back toward Democracy 1/16/08 edition of Voice of the Voters featured Congressman Rush Holt, Dr. Steve Freeman, IT specialist Bruce O'Dell, and John Gideon of votersunite.org.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views)
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Drumpf, Cruz, and Sanders: Politics-As-Usual or Better or Worse? THOUGHTS, FEARS, AND dreams on this huge mess we refer to as democracy in action. The guy who wants democracy in action is losing. So is the future of this country. So is democracy.
Series: politics in general (40 Articles, 68223 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 13, 2009
A Minimalist Review of Two Heavy Flix A minimalist review of the films Doubt and The Reader in which surprising comparisons and contrasts emerge.
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 21, 2008
Ballade of the Ballot Brouhaha A ballade of the ballot, simply that, paper and cyber and so much more.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 6, 2007
A Kall for the Grail, That the People Prevail Summary of VoV 12 5 07, including follow-up on previous article and interview of Rob Kall.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 29, 2008
Sweet Little Buttercup, She! A gentle critique of Caroline's Senate aspirations and the anguish of her stepping into Hillary's shoes. Does she really want to be on a 24/7 fireline? Indeed, she may end up with that position.
Gail Collins, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 23, 2013
Friedan Turns Fifty: An Epistle about Some Very Unfinished Business As the women's movement (remember "women's lib"?) turns fifty, two icons gaze into our past, present, and future, as question marks orbited around my head if not the whole, overcrowded room.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 31, 2008
VOV 1/30/08: Around the Country and the Counties "Around the Country and the Counties" explored various adverse situations in counties across the country, interviewing activists for the first hour. The second hour was devoted to interviews of the head of the National Association of Counties and a commissioner of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. A magnificent achievement summarizing so much of what is wrong with our voting system and the heroism of the activists fighting back.
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 22, 2008
"Peace Economy"--workshop held at Peace Action congress A recap of a great workshop on peace economy led by Rev. Bob Moore, exec. director of the Delaware Valley Coalition for Peace Action--workshop held at the 50th Annual Peace Action Congress
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 24, 2008
Around the Capital Hilton: Thousands Line Up to Save Their Lives An acocunt of a five-day "occupation" of the Capital Hilton by the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA), desperately reaching out to the droves of Americans facing foreclosure, with free counseling and attempts to restructure their mortagages more affordably.
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 24, 2012
Apologies to Afghans Continue in Wake of Recent Burning of Religious Materials A press conference was held at ADAMS Center in Sterling, Virginia, today, one of the US's largest Muslim centers, to address the continuing violence in Afghanistan sparked by the accidental sacrilege committed by some members of the US military early this wee,.
Series: Islam and Interfaith Issues Including Islamophobia (21 Articles, 24321 views), The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 23, 2008
Ready, Set, Vote and Other Strategies An account of the May 21 edition of Voice of the Voters, a Socratic conversation that considers both the pragmatic and theoretical aspects of voting.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 3, 2008
New Year's Resolutions Four guests were interviewed on this week's radio program Voice of the Voters, including Mayor Rocky Anderson of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Series: Holidays (21 Articles, 18852 views)
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 21, 2012
Doomsday? Solace from the Solstice? Christmas? Ruminations on Doomsday vs. Christmas, death vs. life, and life vs. guns.
Series: Holidays (21 Articles, 18852 views)
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 11, 2007
Experts on the Expected A summary on two panels discussions on the geopolitics and economics of Iran sponsored by Atlas (two Canadian think tanks) and held in the Dirksen Senate bldg. on 11/5.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 14, 2008
Taking Back the Fourth Estate Yesterday's edition of Voice of the Voters featured an award-winning producer of shows for the three major networks-60 Minutes, Dateline, 20/20, Nightline, Melissa, who shared her insights about "the new media" and how citizens can get their messages out.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 5, 2012
October Surprises Some thoughts on how to hang on to our democracy despite the likes of Mitt the Sh-t
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 12, 2009
Health Care or Wealth Care: Another Deadline Looms According to Majority Leader Harry Reid, the Senate Democrats have come up with compromise health-care legislation capable of garnering the sixty votes needed to pass it and move on to the construction of a bicameral bill, which may take a while. Christmas recess approaches. We've all got to get moving and approving. Soon it will be too late and the atrocious status quo will triumph.
Series: The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Oktoberfest without Beer, in the United States Foreseeing What May Be within a month, and How, and Hoping I'm Not Right on the Mark
Series: Holidays (21 Articles, 18852 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 17, 2008
Hopping around with Hope An account of the last edition of "Voice of the Voters" before the Pennsylvania primary. Three interviewees describe various issues and problems affecting Georgia, Florida, and Pennsylvania, all involving indifference to EI and what has been done and how the fight is progressing.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 5, 2011
I Dedicate This Labor Day to . . . Words fail. But hope remains. Some Labor Day thoughts on that status quo.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 12, 2013
This Year's SOTU: We Must All Defend Our Freedom highlights of this evening's SOTU, specifically the voting issues "we need to fix" and memories this thematic conjures up.
Series: Reviews (95 Articles, 119222 views)
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Day 2: Some SCOTUS Photos A few hours in front of SCOTUS on a clear day when you could predict a late-June edict thanks to the 5-4 ratio that hangs over our freedoms like a dark cloud that was camouflaged today.
Series: The Capitol Beat (76 Articles, 88773 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Paper, Plastic, or Both: Must "Integrity" Mean "Consistent"? Does our electoral system have to be consistent from registration to the vote count, in terms of electronic vs. paper/ Can anyone say that they are consistent or should be? That's question one. Question two: how in the Sam Hill can we substitute HCPB for electronics ("paper for plastic") to clean up this severely tarnished portion of the electoral process?
Series: Election Integrity (93 Articles, 139066 views)
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Dreams in the Dearth of Winter: Who Needs Hollywood? The trend today is a reality we can face instead of try to escape. The long, terminal illness has miraculously been arrested.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 1, 2008
Parable for the Undecided Some advice for those who have not yet decided on a candidate. It is in the form of a parable, which may appeal to those religiously inclined.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Democrats: Stop Dissing Our Candidates and Stop Them from Doing It Too! An argument, or plea for the Democratic candidates to stop dissing each other, fodder for McCain, and set a historical precedent by praising each other instead.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 20, 2008
The Skeptical Patriot A recap of this evening's edition of Voice of the Voters, which starred Mimi Kennedy, founder and head of PDA, Progressives for a Democratic America.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 18, 2007
Talking with Tehran (part II of Experts on the Expected) This is part II of the World Affairs Council set of panel discussions on Iran; the first emphasized geopolitics, economics, and economy. This discussion focuses on ways to communicate with Tehran and the dire necessity to do so.

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