Author Archives: Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman

Trump is our imperial vulture come home to roost—we must repent

As the nightmare reality of Donald Trump sinks in, we need to put our resistance in a larger perspective. Continue reading

We are mourning . . . but we are marching & organizing for democracy & the Earth

In the midst of a terrible national illness, we organize and march for the known and solid cures. Continue reading

Trump’s racist ‘rigged election’ attack is as old as America

Donald Trump’s demand for “monitors” at polling places to prevent a “rigged election” is an old and ugly story. Continue reading

Distrust of 2016′s hackable election is a media landslide with just one solution: Hand-counted paper ballots

Finally, the major for-profit media is approaching consensus that it’s easy to hack U.S. political elections. Even candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are raising unprecedented doubts—from very different directions—about the reliability of the upcoming vote count. Continue reading

Will GOP swing state governors strip & flip Donald Trump into the White House?

As the Democratic Convention opened in Philadelphia, there’s just one clear message that matters from the Republicans: Donald Trump will be within ten points of Hillary Clinton in the fall election. Continue reading

How the Electoral College could make Paul Ryan president in 2016

Just when you thought you’d heard everything about this year’s chaotic race for the presidency, you might want to go back and look at the 12th Amendment. It could, among other things, make Paul Ryan president. Continue reading

Is Hillary stealing the nomination? Will Bernie birth a long-term movement?

At this delicate moment in the primary season, we all need to take a deep breath and evaluate what comes next. Continue reading

Why can’t The Nation & the left deal with election theft?

There are two things we all need to know about the upcoming 2016 election . . . Continue reading

Is the 2016 election already being stripped & flipped?

Disturbing signs of the time-tested “Strip and Flip” strategy for stealing elections have already surfaced in 2016. Will they ultimately decide the outcome, as they have in too many recent elections? Continue reading

New Hampshire The birthplace of electronic election theft

As the New Hampshire primary lurches toward the finish line, the reality of electronic election theft looms over the vote count. Continue reading

We need the ‘Ohio Plan’ to stop the ‘strip & flip’ of American elections

As the 2016 election approaches, we must remember that our electronic voting system as it currently stands is thoroughly rigged. The entire outcome can be flipped with a few late night keystrokes, as was done in Ohio 2004. Continue reading

Official vote tally on Ohio’s pot issue deemed ‘statistically impossible’

The “stolen election” controversy over this month’s officially defeated Ohio pot legalization referendum has gone to a new level. Continue reading

Why the Drug War has been a 40-year lynching

The Drug War has been a 40-year lynching . . . the corporate/GOP response to the peace and civil rights movements. Continue reading

Why it could be President Bush & VP Kasich

Get ready: the Republicans may not know it, but they’ve all but certified their ticket for 2016, and they will probably win. Continue reading

How the GOP bought, rigged, stole and lynched the 2014 election

First in a series

Since the Bush-Cheney-Rove theft of the 2000 election in Florida, the right of millions of American citizens to vote and have that vote counted has been under constant assault. Continue reading

George Will confirms Nixon’s Vietnam treason

The new release of extended versions of Nixon’s papers now confirms this long-standing belief, usually dismissed as a “conspiracy theory” by Republican conservatives. Now it has been substantiated by none other than right-wing columnist George Will. Continue reading

Ohio’s corporate junta takes a hit from the labor left

Swing state Ohio mocks the very idea of democracy. As it so often does, Ohio reflects a national trend: this one the plunge toward corporate one-party state governments very much at odds with what the public thinks and wants. Continue reading

An election protection agenda for 2016

A mass grassroots election protection movement has been born. It’s finally forced the issues of mass disenfranchisement and hackable electronic voting machines into the mainstream. Continue reading

Why Romney has already won this electronic election, unless . . .

Electronically, this election is over. Mitt Romney has won. Continue reading

Will Ohio’s H.I.G.-owned e-voting machines give Romney the White House?

Electronic voting machines owned by Mitt Romney’s business buddies and set to count the votes in Cincinnati could decide the 2012 election. Continue reading

Will 9 GOP governors put Romney in the White House?

Nine Republican governors have the power to put Mitt Romney in the White House, even if Barack Obama wins the popular vote. Continue reading

Will the GOP steal America’s 2012 election?

The Republican Party could steal the 2012 US presidential election with relative ease. Continue reading

The Ohio GOP has already moved 3 ways to steal America’s 2012 election

The Ohio Republican Party has moved on three key fronts to steal America’s 2012 election in the Buckeye State. Ohio will once again emerge as the bloodiest in the swing state slugfest. Continue reading

2012’s civil liberties apocalypse has already happened

In case you missed it, President Barack Obama has signed a death knell for the Bill of Rights. It’s a hell of a way to begin a year many believe will mark the end of the world. Continue reading

Has America’s stolen election process finally hit prime time?

It took two stolen US presidential elections and the prospect of another one coming up in 2012. Continue reading

Can we transform labor’s Buckeye victory into a new era of election protection?

The crushing defeat Ohio’s working people dealt 1% politicians this month has critical implications for a whole other issue—election protection. Continue reading

The Ohio Republican Party is poised to steal the 2012 vote in Ohio

The Ohio Republican Party is poised to steal the 2012 vote in Ohio. Unlike 2004, this time it will be legal. Governor John Kasich signed the bill, HB 194, July 1. Continue reading

Ohio GOP sends a stealth death notice to public college teachers’ unions

An obscure clause that was slipped into Ohio’s infamous anti-union Senate Bill 5 may spell the end of collective bargaining for the state’s public college teachers. Continue reading

Corporate union busters draw first blood in Ohio

The national corporate campaign to destroy America’s public sector unions has drawn first blood in Ohio. Continue reading

Fighting the 5 fascisms in Wisconsin and Ohio

The escalating confrontations in Wisconsin and Ohio are ultimately about preventing the United States from becoming a full-on fascist state. Continue reading