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January 24th, 2022 - 9:09 pm § in Biden, Foreign Affairs, Politics, Russia

We’re in the silly season now

Election-year campaigns are called the “silly season” because that’s when normally irrational politicians go completely over-the-top bonkers. There’s an election later this year, and we must be in silly season now. Case in point: Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), a friend of Trump, who[...]

January 24th, 2022 - 4:35 pm § in Politics, Racism, Schools & Colleges

Cancel culture in Florida

“Woke” Republicans are trying to make it a criminal offense to discuss racial inequality in Florida, although the First Amendment could make that complicated. However, a lot of times, a chilling effect will be enough. That apparently was the case when a Florida school district “can[...]

January 23rd, 2022 - 11:23 pm § in Democrats, Law and Courts, Politics

“The filibuster is doomed”

“The filibuster has three paths forward—and all of them end, one way or another, in its demise.” So says a former speechwriter for Obama, David Litt, in an article written for The Atlantic (read it here). Here’s what he thinks they are: (1) The Democrats eventually win a Senate [...]

January 23rd, 2022 - 4:08 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts

Why the GOP’s fake electors are no joke

Two CNN reporters, Marshall Cohen and Zachary Cohen (not related), explain here. “After various election fraud lawsuits in these states failed, Giuliani and his team shifted their focus to January 6. The idea, as outlined in a memo written by conservative lawyer John Eastman, was for then-Vice[...]

January 22nd, 2022 - 2:37 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Did a Russian agent try to overthrow our election?

     “Boris Epshteyn, an adviser for former President Donald Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign, acknowledged Friday that he was part of the effort to prop up so-called ‘alternate electors’ to support Trump in key states,” CNN reported on Saturday, January 22, 2022 ([...]

January 20th, 2022 - 7:38 pm § in Jews, Politics

GOP Rep. asked Jewish tourists at Capitol if they were doing “reconnaissance”

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) asked a Jewish group touring the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, January 20, 2022, if they were there to do “reconnaissance,” Huffington Post reported (read story here), an apparent allusion to rightwing militia groups who attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, whom s[...]

January 19th, 2022 - 10:46 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Giuliani and Trump campaign were behind organized scheme to install fake electors

The media previously reported on a scheme to replace legitimate Biden electors with fake Trump electors. On January 20, 2022, CNN reported (here) that this scheme was organized and run by Rudy Guiliani and Trump campaign officials, who “were far more involved than previously known,” and [...]

January 19th, 2022 - 5:15 pm § in Democrats, Politics

Tweet gone bad

Be careful what you ask for. (Ron Johnson is the ultra-partisan GOP senator from Wisconsin who described Capitol rioters as “tourists.”) Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

January 19th, 2022 - 2:53 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

The difference between sedition and protest

Last week, federal prosecutors filed sedition conspiracy charges against 11 members of the Oath Keepers, including its leader. Oath Keepers is a rightwing armed militia group that participated in the Capitol riot intending to block certification of Biden’s election victory. Additional court fi[...]

January 18th, 2022 - 9:42 pm § in Democrats, Donald Trump

When 2 + 2 = 6

Two plus two equals six in Douglas Frank’s election conspiracy math. Most of us don’t try to follow Einstein’s reasoning behind his general and special relativity theories, or work through his calculations. We take his word for it, based on his reputation and the support of other r[...]