Harris’ own father called her out for identity politics and stereotyping Jamaicans, but the corporate Democrats are betting she can derail Bernie Sanders with Black voters.
It is painfully obvious that Kamala Harris is unprepared for the scrutiny that comes with waging a presidential campaign. But it is equally obvious that her lack of gravitas may not matter at all. The fix is in as the old saying goes. She is the choice of the Democratic Party leadership, the black misleaders, and their partners in corporate media. They will give her cover whenever she needs help. Gaffes and comical pandering at the expense of black voters may not hurt her chances at all. Continue reading
It’s easy to forget the condescension and amusement that greeted him when he announced his first campaign for president on May 26, 2015. Continue reading
The ever-rightward moving Democrats are using their most reliable constituency to thwart Sanders. Continue reading
But New York, too, has ‘retrograde voting laws and practices.’
Here in the West Village, in beautiful downtown Manhattan, Election Day morning was overcast, with an autumn chill and some mist in the air. It was early and I was surprised by the number of people waiting to vote—a line about as long as in 2016—which was great but seemed a little odd because in this very, very blue neighborhood there were plenty of names on the midterm ballot but no contests of any great contention. Continue reading
Ahead of Tuesday midterms, investigative journalist Greg Palast said illegal voter purges went on in a number of states—including Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska and Nevada. Continue reading
Republicans banked this election on lies, fear-mongering, and rule-rigging. It almost worked.
I can’t be the only one who spent the night of the midterms tossing and turning. Though I managed to shut off the coverage and try to sleep, spasms of anxiety woke me repeatedly throughout the dreary hours. Continue reading
Before the sun comes up tomorrow, we may know whether it’s a blue wave or another red tide. Continue reading
The GOP is openly talking about gutting Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, the programs you’ve paid for throughout your working life.
Here’s my closing argument. Continue reading
Sunday I probably walked at least ten freaking miles, all over freaking El Paso, arguably the friendliest city in America. Here’s me, out campaigning for Beto O’Rourke for U.S. Senate, all looking as chic as a Kardashian in my new “Beto for Texas” T-shirt. But what impressed me most here is the height, width and depth of this campaign. Beto’s volunteers must have knocked on every single door and talked with every single voter in Texas. At least twice. Continue reading
Trump’s November 6 blitzkrieg depends on stripping our right to vote and flipping the vote count. Continue reading
As the midterms approach, the administration is ratcheting up its attacks on anyone who isn't a straight, white, native-born Christian.
In the days leading up to the election, the news has been scary. “We” are under threat from all sides. “They” are threatening us. Continue reading
Treasonous “October Surprises” gave Republicans the presidency in 1968 and 1980. A staged 1933 Reichstag fire gave Hitler his dictatorship. Continue reading
Donald Trump says the midterm elections are a “referendum about me.” Of course they are. Everything is about him. Continue reading
Real change means staying active long after Election Day.
After Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed, my Facebook feed filled up with people telling one another to vote in the midterms. “If you don’t like what’s happening in America, vote!” they said. Continue reading
You are the largest, most diverse, and progressive group of potential voters in American history, comprising fully 30 percent of the voting age population. Continue reading
A Trumpist victory this November 6 could strike a terrible blow to American democracy, and to our ability to survive on this planet. Continue reading
And several other reasons that the midterm elections are testing how far some states can go in disenfranchising certain voters
What if we had an election and everyone came? Continue reading
The GOP isn't out to 'win' elections anymore. They're just trying to make sure anyone who might vote against them can't.
At last, November 6 is coming: Time to vote! Let’s all join the majestic panorama of democracy in action! Continue reading
Are you ready to be a poll worker? Continue reading
As dead marine animals continue to wash up on Florida’s coasts, a campaign event for the state’s term-limited Republican Gov. Rick Scott—who is attempting to unseat Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson—was “besieged” by a crowd of protesters angry about his role in exacerbating the ongoing red tide crisis by systematically attacking the state’s environmental protection laws. Continue reading
The British House of Commons Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sports recently released an interim report on “Disinformation and ‘Fake News.’” In a conclusion that does not surprise those who have been investigating “election engineering” in U.S. national and state elections over some two decades, the report states that “a small group of individuals and businesses had been influencing elections across different jurisdictions in recent years.” Continue reading