The risk of a coup based on lies and subversion of democracy still exists

New bombshells show Trump's coup threat was real and hasn't passed Analysis by Stephen Collinson, CNN Updated 10:22 AM ET, Wed September 22, 2021 (CNN)A rush of new and shocking behind-the-scenes disclosures about how then-President Donald Trump sought to thwart the Constitution and the will of voters makes a clear case that America came closer to a coup earlier this year … Continue reading The risk of a coup based on lies and subversion of democracy still exists

Ease of mail-in voting appears to increase turnout and should affect number voting in CA recall

http://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/08/us/the-ease-of-mail-in-voting-may-increase-turnout-in-californias-recall-election.html? The ease of mail-in voting may increase turnout in California’s recall election. Workers sorted through mail-in ballots in San Jose, Calif., last month.Credit...Justin Sullivan/Getty Images By Shawn Hubler and Jill Cowan Sept. 8, 2021 A temporary change in California’s election rules aimed at protecting voters during the coronavirus pandemic could be instrumental in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s effort … Continue reading Ease of mail-in voting appears to increase turnout and should affect number voting in CA recall

New 9/11 film on Netflix doesn’t need to show attack to be powerful

Two reviews in case your instant reaction to a 9/11 movie is "NO. https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/sep/06/worth-film-netflix-review-september-11? Why Netflix drama Worth is the best 9/11 movie to date The Kindergarten Teacher director Sara Colangelo’s sensitive and poignant film about the victim compensation fund is a surprisingly necessary tribute Michael Keaton and Stanley Tucci in Worth. Photograph: AP Benjamin Lee … Continue reading New 9/11 film on Netflix doesn’t need to show attack to be powerful

TX politicians ignore voters — this is like a U.S. without democracy

Opinion: Texas shows us what post-democracy America would look like Opinion by Dana MilbankColumnistYesterday at 3:38 p.m. EDT3.8k Texas this week showed us what a post-democracy America would look like. Thanks to a series of actions by the Texas legislature and governor, we now see exactly what the Trumpified Republican Party wants: to take us to an America … Continue reading TX politicians ignore voters — this is like a U.S. without democracy

Care about whether U.S. Senator is controlled by Republicans?

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/aug/28/california-recall-election-gavin-newsom? Think California’s recall election doesn’t affect you? It really does, I’m afraid Arwa Mahdawi The election is a depressing reminder that Republicans are incredibly good at finding sneaky ways to get into power and hold on to it Governor Gavin Newsom of California. Photograph: Eric Risberg/AP Sat 28 Aug 2021 08.00 EDT Why everyone should … Continue reading Care about whether U.S. Senator is controlled by Republicans?

More on the changes in population within last decade

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/567605-census-shows-us-growth-driven-by-minorities-white-pop-falls-under-60 Census shows US growth driven by minorities; white pop falls under 60 percent BY REID WILSON - 08/12/21 01:49 PM EDT The growth in the American population over the last decade was driven entirely by minority communities, according to new data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau, as the number of white Americans declined … Continue reading More on the changes in population within last decade

OpEd “The Quiet Rage of the Responsible”

http://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/19/opinion/covid-masks-vaccine-mandates.html? The Quiet Rage of the Responsible Aug. 19, 2021 By Paul Krugman Opinion Columnist Let’s talk for a minute about Lollapalooza. After canceling in-person events last year, a few weeks ago Chicago once again hosted the long-running music festival, drawing more than 385,000 people. Many feared that the huge, raucous crowds could produce a coronavirus superspreader … Continue reading OpEd “The Quiet Rage of the Responsible”

Hurray for career bureaucrats who put the public interest ahead of politics

ww.nytimes.com/2021/08/12/sunday-review/census-redistricting-trump-immigrants.html? How the Census Bureau Stood Up to Donald Trump’s Meddling Credit...Nicholas Konrad/The New York Times By Emily Bazelon and Michael Wines Ms. Bazelon is a staff writer at The Times Magazine. Mr. Wines is a national correspondent for the paper who writes about voting and other election-related issues.Aug. 12, 2021 WASHINGTON — There were 10 days left … Continue reading Hurray for career bureaucrats who put the public interest ahead of politics

When will Republicans acknowledge the attempted coup?

I don't post many overtly political items but I find the Republican intentional disregard of what Trump attempted (and barely failed) to do -- take over my country -- beyond appalling. I believe it to be treasonous. Their efforts to bury what was done and what was intended implicates them as co-conspirators. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/aug/03/donald-trump-memo-election-corrupt-justice-department A Trump … Continue reading When will Republicans acknowledge the attempted coup?

Apple’s proposed scan of photo libraries for photos of child abuse needs to be severely limited and controlled

Apple has made quite a point over the years of how it protects the privacy of its users. Apple proposes limitations on the fishing expedition for photos of child abuse. Nonetheless, Apple's activity -- even if consented to -- is potentially going to put it between parents, relatives, and children in the most intrusive way … Continue reading Apple’s proposed scan of photo libraries for photos of child abuse needs to be severely limited and controlled

100 years after removal, Nez Perce people recover their tribal land

https://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2021/07/29/oregon-nez-perce-tribe-celebrate-reclaimed-reservation-land-history-treaty-chief-joseph-amsaaxpa/5424269001/ 'Homecoming': 100 years after forceful removal, Nez Perce people celebrate reclaimed land Dianne LugoSalem Statesman JournalView Comments0:001:15ADhttps://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.473.0_en.html#goog_174107442 JOSEPH, Oregon — Vice-Chairman Shannon Wheeler has been dreaming about this day for years. On Thursday, more than 150 Nez Perce (Niimiipuu) people returned and blessed part of their homeland, a hundred years after the U.S Army … Continue reading 100 years after removal, Nez Perce people recover their tribal land

Big government is turning out to be useful

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-era-of-big-government-is-back-11624636813? The Era of Big Government Is Back The U.S. government didn’t handle the pandemic perfectly, but its response has made Americans more favorable to big spending and projects “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.’” That remark rang true for many Americans … Continue reading Big government is turning out to be useful