Category Archives: voter suppression

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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Gas bag Karl Rove deflated on Fox News


The gas bag called Karl Rove, an “analyst” for Fox News, seemed on the verge of exploding last night. President Barack Obama had just been declared the victor in Ohio — even by Fox News — which meant that he … Continue reading

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Update on Ohio voter suppression efforts


It’s a presidential election year, so Ohio Republicans are up to their usual dirty tricks. Whether the feds will stop them from stealing the election this year is still up in the air: Judge Peter Economus has set a hearing … Continue reading

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