Tagged: 2016 elections

The Blight of the Bots

The Blight of the Bots

  You might think social media is the salvation of democracy, but I think it’s a blight. As a former newspaper editor, I deplore the mob mentality I come across on web sites like...

Toward a Democracy

Toward a Democracy

  I read in the news today that Connecticut has passed a law giving the state’s electoral college votes to the presidential candidate who gets the most votes nationwide.  And it’s not the first...

Legacy of a Tainted Election

Legacy of a Tainted Election

  Now that we have all seen how the Russians meddled in the 2016 elections, you might think the courts would give Americans a mulligan. Voters were tricked into making the wrong choice, so...

The Russians are Winning

The Russians are Winning

  As the Republicans attack the FBI to protect Trump, Putin must be chortling. With the help of Russia and its bots, Americans are tearing their country apart. Manufactured FBI “scandals,” for example, are circulating on...

The Real Bottom Line

The Real Bottom Line

  I just read a report that big-money donors are threatening to abandon the Democratic Party “if they go too far left.” As an example, a wealthy Democratic donor named Stephen Cloobeck said on...

Keeping us in Suspense

Keeping us in Suspense

  Drop by tiny drop the “leaks” keep coming but why aren’t we hearing some official news from all of those investigations into Russia’s hacking? I would think the facts are easy to uncover....

Crime of the Century

Crime of the Century

  The roar of outrage has subsided to a murmur as Americans get used to having Trump as their president. I see little or nothing in today’s news about the various “investigations”  supposedly under way....

The Power of Propaganda

The Power of Propaganda

  You might think you’re too smart to fall for fake news. You might wonder why governments waste their money on propaganda. You might even laugh at demagogues like Donald Trump when they tweet...

Digging up the Dirt

Digging up the Dirt

  When the president and vice president of the United States have to hire lawyers to shield them from prosecution,… When the vast majority in Congress, however poor before they got elected, are millionaires… When lobbyists...

Trump is at it Again

Trump is at it Again

i think the world of Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O’Donnell  and the rest of the MSNBC crew, but I suspect they’re falling for one of those classic Trump gambits. They are seriously pondering the implications of...