Category Archives: voter suppression

The past is never past, the news hardly ever new


We were still trying to clean up after Hurricane Ida knocked down power lines and flooded our shacks last week as it swept through the Tinicum swamp. Meanwhile, Covid-19 raged on and random bad news dominated a high-pressure zone that … Continue reading

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Hey, let’s appoint Jeff Davis to investigate the Civil War


So Nancy Pelosi tells Kevin McCarthy no, you can’t appoint foes of the democratic process to a committee investigating an attack on the democratic process. She’s referring to Jan. 6, when an angry mob of Trumpers stormed the Capitol with … Continue reading

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Time’s running out, but Biden still won’t voice the f-word


The consensus was that Joe Biden gave a rousing speech Tuesday in Philadelphia that will do nothing to derail voter suppression efforts in red states around the country. So what was the point? I asked my neighbor Swamp Rabbit but … Continue reading

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A major court victory for the new Confederates (Happy 4th!)


Just in time for the holiday, the U.S. Supreme Court further divided the country with a 6-3 ruling that finished neutering the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965. As a writer for The Atlantic put it: Republicans will understandably view … Continue reading

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The GOP insurrection has only just begun


It was 80-some degrees but not too humid, a perfect day for swamp creatures great and small to put off work and laze in the sun. Swamp Rabbit was bored, of course, and determined to find news that would put … Continue reading

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Time waits for no one (especially timid Democrats)


Swamp Rabbit had a confession to make. “The closer I follow the news, the less I understand what them Dems are up to. What am I missing?” He’d been trying to figure out why Democrats in Washington, D.C. weren’t pushing … Continue reading

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Too late for rats to flee Trump’s ship


Swamp Rabbit was reading about the House panel that was grilling Louis DeJoy (nickname Joy Boy?), the megadonor appointed by Trump to wreck the U.S. Postal Service. “How come you ain’t watching it on TV?” he said. “It’s got a … Continue reading

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Corbett pins hopes on deadbeat Democrats


I was telling Swamp Rabbit that the key to re-election of unpopular Republican incumbents such as Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is to keep down the turnout among registered Democrats. That’s why the Republican Party, with help from the U.S. Supreme … Continue reading

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How to secede without blood and gore


It’s no secret the yahoos who shut down the government for 16 days have a grander goal than merely scuttling Obamacare. They want to achieve something akin to secession, but without the blood and gore that made the Civil War … Continue reading

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Scalia’s mission: resurrect Jim Crow


The idea that progress is an inexorable force is naive. Civilization’s big steps forward are often followed by big steps back. The civil rights movement triggered a backlash that continues to this day. Progressive laws are still on the books, … Continue reading

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