The mainstream media has simply missed the voting rights trial whose outcome could unleash the newest mass vote suppression weapon, the invention of Donald Trump’s chief vote suppression tactician, Kris Kobach of Kansas.
Clip from Palast’s film The Best Democracy Money Can Buy
On Tuesday, the trial of the lawsuit by the League of Women Voters against Kobach, Kansas’ Republican Secretary of State, began in a Kansas City courtroom. The League has sued to block the state’s law, drafted by Kobach, requiring all new voters to show proof of citizenship.
Kobach’s law has blocked an astonishing 1 in 7 new registrants from voting in the state because they did not Read more
March 6 – Catch Greg Palast on the Thom Hartmann show, 1pm ET (10am PT) Wednesday. Palast will report on the trial of the ACLU and League of Women Voters versus Kris Kobach, Secretary of State of Kansas, which began today.
Clip from Palast’s film The Best Democracy Money Can Buy
Kris Kobach claims that MILLIONS of aliens voted in the last election. To stop the Alien Invasion, Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State, wrote and passed a law in the state requiring proof of citizenship to vote. The effect: to knock out one in seven new voters — 22,000 so far — not because they come from another planet or nation, but because they don’t have a passport or original birth certificate to prove they’re citizens.
The lawsuit against Kobach was brought by the ACLU on behalf of the League of Women Voters and five Kansans — including two Air Force vets — who were denied the right to vote because Read more
Do we hate Trump so much, we’ll cheer FBI perjury, cheer the monstrous FISA star chamber and the surveillance horror show exposed by Ed Snowden?
Let me be clear: Despite Rep. Devin Nunes’ assertions, nothing in his memo — none of this FBI misconduct, however unacceptable — undermines Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Trump and gang.
But, like it or not, that creepy little GOP shill Nunes, revealed facts that should scare us. First, FBI agents failed to tell the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court that the file it used to justify spying on a US citizen, the “Steele dossier,” was paid for by Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
True, the FBI dropped a footnote about the source coming from a “political entity,” a fuzzy cover-our-ass comment that failed to state known partisan bias. But failure to tell the court the whole truth and nothing but the truth is perjury.
Ironically, Nunes himself commits the same perjury, by failing to mention Read more
Progressives should not be cheerleaders for the FBI when it shaves the truth, even if the bureau is now portrayed as Donald Trump’s enemy. This is, after all, the FBI infamous for the wiretap of Martin Luther King Jr., the broader COINTELPRO operation, and, recently, smearing antiwar and environmental activists with claims of Russian influence.
Like it or not, that creepy little GOP shill Rep. Devin Nunes is stating a fact when he writes that FBI agents failed to tell the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court that Read more
I’m on with Paul Jay of the Real News Network breaking down Trump’s latest bid to be recognized as a more thoughtful candidate – his economic team. Well, outside of the usual Cipriani brunch bunch, there’s a name that I recognize – and you might too if you’ve been reading my work. That name is John Paulson – he made billions off of making millions of Americans homeless.
Paulson is the guy who crashed the mortgage market in the U.S., he brought the Royal Bank of Scotland to its knees, where it went bankrupt. And the Times of London, hardly a Marxist rag, it’s owned by Murdoch and very right-wing, the Times of London said that JP, John Paulson, should be paraded through the streets of London naked while people throw rotten fruit at him for what he’s done. Just in England. And that was nothing compared to what he’s done in the U.S.
Watch and learn about who might be running your economy in 6 months.
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