On Monday, the renowned law firm of Mirer Mazzocchi Julien of New York will serve a 90-day notice on Jon Husted, the Secretary of State of Ohio, of our intent to file suit in federal court unless we receive complete information on each of the hundreds of thousands of voters removed from the voter rolls. Read more
The implications of the Supreme Court decision are unimaginably horrid, as states come up with spurious â€œevidenceâ€ that a voter has moved â€” â€œprovenâ€ by a failure to respond to a piece of junk mail.
The purge could be massive: A half-million in Ohio will undoubtedly lead to millions nationwide.
Normally, a Supreme Court verdict is the final word, the last rodeo.
But there is hope. On Wednesday, I spoke by phone with renowned Read more
Mondayâ€™s Supreme Court decision blessing Ohioâ€™s removal of half a million voters was ultimately decided on the issue of a postcard.
Now that little postcard threatens the voting rights of millions â€” but it can be reversed.
The instant-news media, working from press releases, not the Supreme Courtâ€™s decision itself, said that Husted, Ohio Secretary of State v. A. Philip Randolph Institute was about whether Ohio has the right to remove voters who failed to cast ballots in two federal election cycles.
Even the Courtâ€™s right-wing majority concedes that federal law strictly forbids removing voters because they skipped some elections. The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 states that a voter purge program â€œshall not result in the removal of the name of any person â€¦ by reason of the personâ€™s failure to vote.â€
But hereâ€™s the trick: Read more
September 10, 1938 – June 10, 2018.]
Eddie Sadlowski was a machine oiler at U.S. Steel Southworks. In 1976, he led a workersâ€™ rebellion to take control of the million-person United Steelworkers of America. (Back then, workers were united and America made steel.) Oil-can Eddie was Americaâ€™s working-class hero, back then, when America was working. Heâ€™d been profiled on 60 Minutes. The University of Chicago Business School thought it cute to bring him to the ivy-decorated campus to lecture, with his rough hands and Local 1110 windbreaker, so the yuppies-in-training could make fun of the workersâ€™ monkey trying to speak English.
Sadlowski stunned them, his brain racing beyond them. Read more
A federal judge has enjoined Indiana from purging voters just because they are on Kris Kobachâ€™s Crosscheck list. The winning suit was brought by Common Cause. Their complaint extensively cited the work of the Palast Investigations Fund.
This means Crosscheck is wounded, but the beast can still kill. Kill democracy. But we are proud to have provided the hard investigative facts that saved tens of thousands of voters of color in Indiana. Just 25 states to goâ€¦ and weâ€™re going after all of them, one at a time. Read more
50 years ago today, Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated. This is the story of RFKâ€™s profile in political courage, gambling his brotherâ€™s election to the Presidency in order to save Martin Luther King Jr. from lynching.
It was a Republican, Martin Luther King Sr., who made John Kennedy president of the United States â€” for JFKâ€™s saving Daddy Kingâ€™s son, Martin Jr., from lynching.
This harrowing and little known drama of terror and courage, confirmed for me by Martin Luther King III, changed American politics â€” and America â€” forever.
On October 19, 1960, Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested in Georgia for driving with an Alabama driver’s license and sentenced to six months hard labor. No one expected King to survive the sentence â€” heâ€™d be lynched at the outset.
His father, Martin King Sr., had one desperate chance to save his son. Read more