Category Archives: Elections & Voting

America should vote this fall in our downtown sports arenas

There is a critical solution to where America can vote during the pandemic—and beyond. Continue reading

Trump’s 2020 election strategy in 25 steps

Trump will do anything to be re-elected. His opponents are limited because they believe in democracy. Trump has no limits because he doesn’t. Continue reading

Trump’s misjudgment at Tulsa/Nuremberg just might doom him

Imagine if Adolf Hitler had staged one of his infamous 1930s fascist Nuremberg hate-fests … and the stands were less than full, his speech fell flat, his flawless phalanxes dissolved into chaos, the fighting flags failed to unfurl. Continue reading

This is the most important presidential election since the last presidential election

Every four years without fail (and usually a little earlier in each quadrennial cycle), both “major” American political parties wind up and toss the same slow, fat pitch across the public’s plate: This is the most important presidential election of our lifetimes. Continue reading

Amy Klobuchar, Minneapolis police and her VP quest

When Amy Klobuchar was running for president, corporate media served as her biggest political base.

Eighteen years before Minneapolis police killed an unarmed black man named George Floyd on Monday, Minneapolis police killed an unarmed black man named Christopher Burns. Today, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar decries the killing of Floyd. Back then, Minneapolis chief prosecutor Amy Klobuchar refused to prosecute city police for killing Burns. Continue reading

Beware of the new Trump-Rove alliance

George W. Bush political dirty tricks and battleground state election rigging mastermind Karl Rove has been enlisted by the White House and the Trump re-election campaign to assist in a strategy to overcome presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s consistent lead in the polls. Rove, who, in 2016, called Trump a “complete idiot” and “graceless and divisive,” only to later meet with Trump at casino tycoon Steve Wynn’s home in Manhattan, has been in regular contact with Trump presidential adviser Jared Kushner and Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale. Rove attended a White House meeting last week with Trump and key Trump advisers. On the agenda was cutting Biden’s lead in the key battleground states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Florida, North Carolina, and Arizona. Continue reading

Freedom Rider: Biden and the low point of black politics

Black folks perform phenomenal feats of mental gymnastics and self-delusion to convince themselves that Joe Biden is on their side. Continue reading

To save lives—and democracy—we need to vote by mail

We need tens of millions of fewer Americans voting at the polls. Sending ballots in the mail is the simplest solution.

For many Americans, vote-by-mail will be a matter of life and death come November. Continue reading

Civil rights groups vow to fight back as GOP builds massive voter suppression machine for 2020 election

‘We will use every tool in our arsenal to block efforts aimed at discouraging participation by eligible voters this election season.’

Civil rights groups are vowing to fight back against what they are calling a nationwide voter intimidation and suppression campaign by the national Republican Party and President Donald Trump that could have a “chilling effect” on voting rights and November turnout. Continue reading

Mission imperative: Come November, Trump must go

In case you needed a reminder, the pandemic reveals everything rancid about this presidency.

There must be one mission above all, one goal supreme: Vote this monster out of the White House. And along with him, tow to the nearest dump the clown car of malefactors who gave him license to cripple our republic. Continue reading

Republicans can’t seem to make up their minds about mail and voting

One laudable side effect of the COVID-19 panic is a nationwide effort to promote “vote by mail” as a universal alternative to standing in line at polling places. One reason that effort is laudable is that it would likely decrease vote fraud. Continue reading

Freedom Rider: Joe Biden and the Black misleaders

The black misleadership class has no shame, only narrow ambitions. They are now called out to rescue the man who looks very much like a loser. Continue reading

Some progressives are in denial about Trump’s fascist momentum

Some say preventing the re-election of Trump isn't important. That amounts to ignoring political reality, an evasion with potentially vast consequences.

Two years after Donald Trump won the presidency, the author of “How Fascism Works” assessed him in a video. “It might seem like an exaggeration to call Trump a fascist,” Yale Professor Jason Stanley said. “I mean, he’s not calling for a genocide or imprisoning his own people without due process. But . . . if you use history and philosophy as a guide, it’s easy to see parallels between Trump’s words and those of the most reviled fascists in history. That scares me, and it should scare you too.” Continue reading

Election protection in 12-18 states will decide the fate of the Earth

The 12-18 states that will decide the presidency this fall are already being primed for voter suppression and election theft by the Trump GOP. Our ability to overcome will decide the fate of the Earth. Continue reading

A Machiavellian fiasco: How ‘centrist’ Gantz resurrected Netanyahu, Israel’s Right

It was intended to be a Machiavellian move, but the decision by Benny Gantz, leader of Israel’s Kahol Lavan (Blue and White) coalition, to join a Benjamin Netanyahu-led government is likely to destabilize the political fabric of Israeli society for years to come. Continue reading

How YOU can dump Trump

Grassroots action’s immense upset victory in Wisconsin shows we can overcome even a rigged election. Continue reading

Heroic angry Wisconsin Badger voters show the rest of the nation how to dump Trump Harvey Wasserman

This week’s astonishing people’s victory in Wisconsin has shattered the myth of an unbeatable Trump dictatorship. Continue reading

Trump’s ‘perfect plan’ to become dictator in November runs through 12-18 swing state legislatures

Donald Trump’s “perfect plan” to become dictator in November now runs through 30 Republican-controlled state legislatures, with the pivot in 12-18 swing states. Continue reading

Don’t be afraid. You do have places you can go

The definition of a “Judas goat” is a goat that is trained to lead sheep to slaughter. Continue reading

Will Trump’s GOP finally kill American democracy?

For Donald Trump’s GOP followers, the real issue in the 2020 election is democracy itself. Continue reading

Wisconsin’s unconscionable sham

The state’s election was a danger to public health and a democratic travesty—all to help Republicans suppress more votes.

Wisconsin might have just decided the November election for Trump at the expense of its own citizens’ lives. Continue reading

COVID-19 voter suppression: Trump admits GOP can’t win if many vote

Can democracy be protected during a pandemic? Even under the best-case scenario now being presented by officials, the United States may lose up to 100,000 people to the deadly COVID-19 virus. In the midst of this outbreak, it has become painfully clear that President Donald Trump has no intention of mounting a truly national response to the coronavirus, leaving the task of saving lives up to local officials. As uncertainty and fear take hold, it’s easy to forget that a national election—a true life-or-death vote—is fast approaching in November. Continue reading

We need universal mail-in ballots for the 2020 election

We’re all now party to the most critical election protection debate in U.S. history, one that has entered the coronavirus stimulus package to the tune of $400 million, which may be just a fraction of what’s really needed. Continue reading

The opposite of progressivism? Pessimism

Polls show broad support for progressive ideas. So why aren’t more progressives voting for them?

There’s a short-circuit in the political convictions of some progressive-minded voters these days. Continue reading

Mission accomplished: How America has been slowly shutting down since 9-11

Are you planning to vote for Joe Biden? Sure, why not, go for it. Since 2001, you’ve already voted for Bush, Obama and Trump—so Joe is totally the logical next choice. Like his three predecessors before him, Biden is totally willing to escort America’s oligarchs just one more giant step up their fabulous Stairway to Heaven. Apparently Americans just love them some Deep State. Continue reading

Dirty system triumphs on mini-Super Tuesday

Tuesday results in six states for Dems largely replicated Biden’s pre-scripted week ago Super Tuesday triumph over Sanders. Continue reading

‘In a dark time, the eye begins to see’: The 2020 Bernie campaign represents a fight that must continue

Corporate media and corporate Democrats want the Bernie 2020 campaign—and the grassroots energy behind it—to melt away. That's not going to happen.

“In a dark time,” poet Theodore Roethke wrote, “the eye begins to see.” Continue reading

The president as political hit man

Donald Trump attempts to take out his electoral adversaries one by one, Mafia-style.

Donald Trump filed his paperwork to run for reelection only hours after his inauguration in January 2017, setting a presidential record, the first of his many dubious achievements. For a man who relished the adulation and bombast of campaigning, it should have surprised no one that he charged out of the starting gate so quickly for 2020 as well. After all, he’d already spent much of the December before his inauguration on a ”thank you” tour of the swing states that had unexpectedly supported him on Election Day—Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin—and visited Florida for a rally only a couple of weeks after he took the oath of office. In much the same way that Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky once embraced “permanent revolution,” Donald Trump embarked on a “permanent campaign.” Continue reading

Dems rigging things for establishment figure Biden?

The myth of moderate Joe belies his hardline agenda throughout a near-half century of public life as US senator and vice president. Continue reading

Joe Biden in 2020 duplicates Hillary Clinton in 2016

Hillary Clinton, of course, received the Democratic Party nomination in 2016 and was widely expected to beat Trump but she lost to him (though she won California by 4,269,978 in the popular vote, and so beat Trump by 2,864,974 in the nationwide popular vote, while she lost all other states by 1,405,002 votes, and so she would have been California’s president if she had won, but the rest of the nation wouldn’t have been happy). Continue reading

The greatest threat to the radical left is the radical left

The political left in the US is a political minority that is constantly misrepresented and abused. While the capitalist has captured the media and the political arena, flooding the country with its messages about the wonders of capitalism and the “American Dream” and the dangers of socialism and communism, the left has struggled to get its message out to the American people. Continue reading

Final Israeli election results

Tabulating March 2 election results took time to include absentee ballots. Continue reading