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Pence, Fuller, Good Journalism and 'None of the Above': KPFK 'BradCast' 2.4.2015 BradBlog
We covered a lot of ground on this week's BradCast on KPFK/Pacifica Radio. From today's breaking news on Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ); to today's breaking news on mandatory water restrictions in CA; to a shockingly good act of MSM journalism helping to force Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN) to do the right ...
'Green News Report' - March 31, 2015 1.4.2015 BradBlog
  IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: All-time record high temp in Antarctica; Record low snowpack spells trouble for California summer; Biblical rain and flooding in Chile; Gulf Stream slowdown could spell trouble for Europe; PLUS: US unveils targets for big, upcoming UN climate treaty in Paris....All that and more in today's Green ...
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Was Netanyahu Win Actually GOOD for Palestine?; That and Much More on the KPFK 'BradCast' 26.3.2015 BradBlog
Was Netanyahu/Likud's win last week in Israel the best possible outcome for Palestinians? While it seems counter-intuitive at first blush, some who follow Israeli/Palestinian politics very closely say it was. My guest on this week's Pacifica Radio BradCast, Estee Chandler of JewishVoiceForPeace.org and the producer/co-host of KPFK's Middle East in Focus ...
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The Right to NOT Vote (Or, At Least the Right to Vote for 'None of the Above') 26.3.2015 BradBlog
I wrote a bit about this after last year's elections, though from a different direction. But, given the recent remarks by President Obama (and more than a fair bit of questionable reporting about those remarks), its worth adding a few more thoughts here. Over the years, I've seen folks misinterpret The ...
SCOTUS Declines to Hear WI Photo ID Challenge 24.3.2015 BradBlog
A few weeks ago, our legal analyst Ernie Canning warned how the U.S. Supreme Court's pending decision on whether or not to hear the ACLU's challenge to the Wisconsin GOP Photo ID voting law might be the last chance before the 2016 Presidential elections to determine the Constitutionality of such ...
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'Critical' Vulnerability Found in Australian Internet Voting System in Advance of Next Week's Election 23.3.2015 BradBlog
Another new Internet Voting system, another major vulnerability to massive election fraud discovered along with it. This time in Australia, as reported by ABC: A "major security hole" that could allow an attacker to read or change someone's vote has been discovered in the New South Wales online iVote platform, security ...
KPFK 'BradCast': Update on Judge Fuller 'Wife-Beating' Case w/ Exclusive 911 Audio; MORE... 19.3.2015 BradBlog
On this week's BradCast on KPFK/Pacifica Radio, we air, for the first time, the complete EXCLUSIVE audio obtained via public records request from the Atlanta PD, that appears to contradict 'self-defense' claims by U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller following his arrest on domestic battery charges last year after his wife ...
About Israel's Election... 19.3.2015 BradBlog
I am prepping for today's KPFK/Pacifica Radio BradCast, so don't have time to offer much detail at the moment. But, as so many have been dropping me email asking for my thoughts on yesterday's election in Israel -- and, specifically, the disparity between the reported final results and the earlier ...
Oregon Enacts Universal Voter Registration 18.3.2015 BradBlog
Oh, look! A glimmer of common sense rationality in an otherwise World of Stupid of late! As readers know, I'm no fan of Oregon's all Vote-by-Mail elections. (Yes, I understand most of you Oregonians love it. Save your hate mail and/or read this and this and this and this and this.) ...
Politics of Stupid as Far as the Eye Can See 10.3.2015 BradBlog
In his "Morning Plum" round-up today at Washington Post, Greg Sargent's collection of items on legislative priorities in the new Congress reads more like a warning than anything else. Buckle up. The serious dysfunction in the Republican House and Senate is only going to get very bad before it gets ...
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Obama Calls for Restoration of Voting Rights Act at 50th Anniv. of 'Bloody Sunday' March in Selma 8.3.2015 BradBlog
President Barack Obama offered a stirring speech this afternoon at the entrance to the Edmund Pettus Bridge to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Bloody Sunday March in Selma, Alabama in 1965. The brutal police violence brought against courageous, peaceful marchers that day, and the subsequent peaceful marches that followed it, ...
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'Nightly Show' on 'Netanyahu & Partners' [VIDEO] 5.3.2015 BradBlog
During Tuesday night's Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, the show lambasted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for showing up to showboat before Congress two weeks before his own election back home, and for misleading everybody on Iran. But it was this "ad" -- as seen in the video below from 1:50 ...
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U.S. 'Electoral Integrity' Ranked 45th Among 107 Nations, 'Worst of Established Democracies' 25.2.2015 BradBlog
Electoral integrity has not improved in the U.S. over the past year, according to a new study. In fact, elections in Mexico now have more integrity than ours, the new survey, based on the observations of some 1,400 international election experts, finds. Last year we reported: "A report [PDF] by researchers ...
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DNC to Adopt Resolution Calling for 'Right-to-Vote' Amendment to the U.S. Constitution 22.2.2015 BradBlog
At their Winter Meeting this weekend in Washington, D.C., the Democratic National Committee is voting on the adoption of a resolution calling for a "Right-to-Vote" Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. According to the resolution, posted in full below, the Democrats are calling for "amending the United States Constitution to explicitly guarantee ...
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Hoisted on His Own Petard? New CA Law Allowing Late Vote-by-Mail Ballots May Have Determined Winner of Year's First Election 6.2.2015 BradBlog
When California state Sen. Lou Correa (D) authored SB 29 last year, allowing Vote-by-Mail (VBM) ballots to be accepted and counted even if they arrive at county election headquarters up to three days after Election Day, some state Election Integrity advocates were concerned. Somewhat vague language in part of the bill ...
The Biggest Winners of 'Citizens United' 5.2.2015 BradBlog
In flagging Eliza Newlin Carney's piece at CQ Roll Call [subscription req'd], election law professor Rick Hasen notes that "Democracy has become a Cash Cow". Ya think? As Carney writes: The Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling that blew the lid off campaign spending five years ago has also ushered in ...
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'True the Vote' Founder Says She's 'Not a Victim', Just Subject of U.S. Government 'Inquisition' 30.1.2015 BradBlog
"I am not a victim," Catherine Engelbrecht, founder of the Rightwing voter suppression group calling themselves "True the Vote" told members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday morning. It was an odd turn of phrase given all that came before it in her testimony, both written and oral, ...
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2-Vote Margin, 15 Rejected Legit Ballots, 1 Notorious Election Official: KPFK 'BradCast' 29.1.2015 BradBlog
If you were looking for a fresh reminder as to why Vote-by-Mail is a terrible idea, why provisional ballots are not the same as actually casting a vote, and why there needs to be more accountability for and oversight of election officials, today's BradCast on KPFK/Pacifica Radio should fit the ...
BMW Super Bowl Ad: 'What is Internet Anyway?' 29.1.2015 BradBlog
Prepping for today's BradCast (in which we'll be covering a fascinating election contest concerning a two vote margin, several questionably tossed provisional and mail-in ballots, and an election official with a notorious past), so I've only got time to pop this item very quickly for now. It's an upcoming SuperBowl ad ...
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Wingnut Parade Scheduled For Loretta Lynch Hearings 28.1.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Republicans agree that Loretta Lynch is a solid choice for Attorney General. You might infer that her nomination would be confirmed easily after the requisite committee hearings because she is so solid even Rupert Murdoch can't say bad things about her. You'd be wrong. There will be hearings, and the scheduled witnesses come from the far right fringe, with one exception. Here are your Loretta Lynch witnesses: True the Vote's champion vote suppressor Catherine Engelbrecht, Benghazi truther Sharyl Attkisson, and Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke. They added constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley in there, too, though he's no prize when it comes to the Affordable Care Act. But let's talk about the first three. Catherine Engelbrecht will be there to whine about the IRS and how meeeean they were to her, I'm sure. She will demand that all voter suppression tactics continue and that voting rights investigations ...
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