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October 30th, 2021 - 7:20 pm § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

University of Florida orders profs not to testify in voting rights case

The university’s explanation is they “were not authorized” to serve as witnesses and their testimony would “pose a conflict of interest to the executive branch of the State of Florida” and “create a conflict for the University of Florida.” Read story here. [...]

July 11th, 2021 - 9:16 am § in Law and Courts, Politics, Racism

GOP terrorism in Texas

Texas, like other states, has complicated voting laws. Too complicated for ordinary people to understand. But that’s no excuse. If you vote — or even attempt to vote — in Texas by mistake, you can go to prison for years. But only if you’re black. First there was the case of C[...]

May 9th, 2021 - 11:59 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics

Polls: Biden’s flying high — for now

Joe Biden is a popular president. Most polls show his approval rating in mid- to high-50s. RealClearPolitics is a good source for up-to-date poll results, which you can find here. And now, “The percentage of Americans who said the country is generally headed in the right direction has nearly d[...]

April 7th, 2021 - 4:17 pm § in Politics, Racism

Georgia’s GOP governor to voters: “Order Uber Eats”

“Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Tuesday voters waiting in line in Georgia could order food from Grubhub or UberEats after a new state law criminalized offers of free food and water near polling stations,” Huffington Post reported on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. “They can order a pizza. They[...]

April 7th, 2021 - 3:47 pm § in Politics

Republicans don’t want you to vote

It’s no secret that Republicans don’t like democracy and don’t want anyone voting who doesn’t think exactly like them. Which is also the position of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Glenn Ellmers, who squats in a rightwing think tank situated in California (photo, left), wo[...]

April 7th, 2021 - 3:20 pm § in America, Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics, Racism

Georgia D.A. refuses to prosecute legislator who knocked on governor’s door

Republicans wanted to lock her up in prison for knocking on the governor’s door while he was signing a voting law everyone else thinks is racist voter suppression. Standing between the governor’s goons and state Rep. Park Cannon, door knocker, was Fani Willis, another black woman and Dem[...]

May 16th, 2016 - 2:16 pm § in Politics

A 5-minute primer on vote supression

Politics is a dirty, bare-knuckles business. But of all the dirty rotten things Republicans do, none are nastier than their attempts to keep American citizens from voting in their own country — a right our veterans fought and died for. Of course, they rarely come right out and say “we do[...]

November 21st, 2014 - 9:45 pm § in Politics

GOP Strategist Depressed By 2016

Despite the midterm elections, the GOP isn’t enjoying a resurgence of popularity, nor has there been any realignment of American politics. This year’s results stemmed from low turnout, lousy campaigns, and the fact many Democrats elected in red states in the 2008 wave had to face reelect[...]