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Cartoon: Disappearing Detroit

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 24/11/2020 - 11:50pm in

While I was doing an image search for lunch counter protests of the Civil Rights Era, I came across this remarkable photo on NPR.org of activist Dion Diamond being confronted by the leader of the American Nazi Party. The year was 1960. When you look at these photos from the not-so-distant past, invariably filled with sneering, cocky white boys tormenting Black people, you can also see the present.

This got me thinking about contemporary notions of the “real American voter” — a white male Trump supporter in an Ohio diner. How is it that a mere handful of decades after these historic lunch counter protests, our go-to image of an “authentic American” is a white guy in a diner?

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Danger to Democracy

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 21/11/2020 - 5:54am in

Trump's team is making no pretense that Trump is the choice of a majority of voters-- Biden is ahead by almost 6 million votes. Rather, they are trying to game the Electoral College. Continue reading

The post Danger to Democracy appeared first on BillMoyers.com.

Biden Moves Ahead

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 19/11/2020 - 6:44am in

Biden is quietly and calmly building his administration, meeting with experts, filling posts, even as Trump’s refusal to acknowledge Biden’s victory in the election means that the Biden team cannot have access to federal staff or information. Continue reading

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Election Day Mayhem Began Two Years AgoWith Massive Voter Purges

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 05/11/2020 - 11:33am in

Two years ago, the Supreme Court’s right-wing five authorized a new method of “cleaning” voter rolls. The Court agreed with GOP voting officials, beginning with Ohio and Georgia, to purge voter rolls of those who “moved.”
The idea sounds fair in theory: If you don’t live in Atlanta, you shouldn’t vote there, and to do so is a felony crime. But in practice,... READ MORE

Guns at the Polls

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 29/10/2020 - 9:11am in

Gun owners say they want to open carry for safety, not to incite violence. But the state is heeding concerns about militia members. Continue reading

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Did the Militia Group that Planned to Kidnap the Michigan Governor Commit Treason?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 14/10/2020 - 10:00pm in

Photo Credit: Sean Pavone / Shutterstock On Wednesday, October 7, the Michigan Attorney General filed 19 state felony charges against...

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1,913,369 Ballots Thrown AwayHow Trump did—and will—Disqualify your Vote

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 24/07/2020 - 9:38am in

Here’s what you know: In 2016, Donald Trump won Michigan by 10,704 votes. Officially.
Here’s what you don’t know: 75,355 ballots were never counted. That’s official, too. Just “spoilage,” that is, ballots that were, for some technical reason, un-tallied. But not just anyone’s vote “spoiled.” Most of these vanished votes were cast in... READ MORE