A Brief History of the Republican Majority

Jonathan Chait with an excerpt of his book The Big Con: I have this problem. Whenever I try to explain what’s happening in American politics-I mean, what’s really happening-I wind up sounding a bit like an unhinged conspiracy theorist. … So please give let me a chance to explain myself when I tell you the […]

Florida Bans Electronic Voting Machines

One small step: Florida has abruptly reversed course after the debacle of the 2006 election and banned electronic voting devices from all state elections. Florida was at the forefront of the electronic voting revolution after the disaster that was 2000 where Russia considered Florida a backwards democracy. However, since 2000 the machines themselves have been […]

Frank Rich to GOP: Reagan is Dead

Richie Rich writes: Wrongdoing of this magnitude does not happen by accident, but it is not necessarily instigated by a Watergate-style criminal conspiracy. When corruption is this pervasive, it can also be a by-product of a governing philosophy. That’s the case here. That Bush-Rove style of governance, the common denominator of all the administration scandals, […]

Call Your House Reps: Floor Vote on Cheney Impeachment Tomorrow (Wednesday)

(Update below) Put up or shut up. Do you have a whole 2 minutes of your day to express your dis-satisfaction? Hell, you can do this on your way to get your afternoon latte. Go to http://house.gov, look up your Congress rep and tell them about the impeachment vote tomorrow. In an 18-page draft resolution, […]

Gary Kamiya: How Bush Made the GOP Commit Suicide

This from my buddy Kevin: Democrats should give two cheers for George W. Bush. He and his political mastermind, Karl Rove, dreamed of achieving a permanent Republican majority. Instead, his disastrous presidency has dealt a devastating blow to the GOP, one from which it may not recover for many years. That’s the inescapable import of […]

American Coup D’etat? Nope. But Erosion…?

Harper’s got together a quartet of military experts to examine the eternal question: Could it happen here? UTTWAK: What about a situation in which the military was ordered to start a war that it did not believe could be won?… BACEVICH: The military would leak it to the Washington Post, and the war would never […]

Video Testimonial: Computer Programmer Hired to Write Election Fixing Software

Oh it is going to be a great election this year – and forever. Computer programmer Clinton Eugene Curtis testifies in 2004 to the U.S. House Judiciary Members in Ohio: Are there computer programs that can be used to secretly fix elections? Yes. How do you know that to be the case? Because in October […]

Armed Madhouse: Who’s Afraid of Osama Wolf?, China Floats, Bush Sinks, The Scheme to Steal ‘08,No Child’s Behind Left, and Other Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Class War by Greg Palast (Mindmap)

Must read. You know Greg Palast as the ex-pat journalist that reports for the BBC and reported to the rest of the world how the 2000 election was FUBARed while no one in the US did a damned thing. He’s back. Armed Madhouse is a complete tour of the greedy, selfish assholes that run our […]

An Inconvenient Truth

We’re completely fucked. There’s no bones about it. This planet, this country is completely screwed in so many ways and unless Americans wake up and smell the glaciers melting. Al Gore helped spearhead the first Congressional hearings on global warming in the 70s and made it a centerpiece of his bid for president in the […]