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Gov. Don Siegelman's Son on Father's Case; 'Bin Laden's Bookshelf': 'BradCast' 5/22/2015 23.5.2015 BradBlog
We've reported for years about the ease with which foreign entities could hack a computerized US election with little possibility of being discovered. Well, guess what classic book was reportedly found on 'Bin Laden's Bookshelf'? We discuss on today's BradCast! Then, my guest is the imprisoned Gov. Don Siegelman (D-AL)'s son ...
'Bin Laden Bookshelf' Reportedly Contained Classic Book About Hacking Electronic Elections 22.5.2015 BradBlog
We've long warned about the dangers that electronic voting and tabulation systems pose to our democracy, not just from simple insider attacks and domestic hacking, but also from foreign governments and other, even shadier entities. In 2009, just by way of one of scores (if not hundreds) of examples, we covered ...
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Untethered From Reality: 'BradCast' 5/20/2015 21.5.2015 BradBlog
We've been talking about reality here a lot lately, and the difficulty a huge portion of our population has with it. On today's BradCast: Our nation's untethering from reality, as it affects accountability for Iraq War war crimes and torture, the 2016 race, climate change and much more. We can't ...
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Rep. Hank Johnson on Obama's Executive Order to Demilitarize the Police: 'BradCast' 5/19/2015 20.5.2015 BradBlog
Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA-4) returned to The BradCast today to take a bit of a victory lap after President Obama's Executive Order this week restricting the flow of heavy armaments from the Dept. of Defense to state and local police via the Pentagon's 1033 program. Johnson spoke with us most recently ...
Texas GOP Hoping to Disenfranchise Even More Voters With New, More Extreme ID Restriction 16.5.2015 BradBlog
The polling place Photo ID voting restriction enacted by Republicans in Texas has been repeatedly found in violation of the Voting Rights Act. Most recently, late last year, a federal judge found, after a full trial on the merits of the law, that the restrictive statute "creates an unconstitutional burden ...
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Senate Dems Say 'No' to Obama on TPP (For Now): 'BradCast' 5/12/2015 13.5.2015 BradBlog
The Senate Democrats voted almost unanimously against giving President Obama "Fast Track" authority for trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) today. Journalist David Dayen of Salon joined me on today's BradCast to discuss what today's procedural vote portends; what both TPP and "Fast Track" actually are (and aren't); whether ...
Unverifiable Voting Machines (and How to Hack Them): 'BradCast' 5/8/2015 9.5.2015 BradBlog
Today we covered two stories I've been trying to get to for a while on The BradCast, and they're both related. The first is the story of the state lottery insider who hacked the system to "win" a $14 million jackpot -- begging the question: if a state run lottery with ...
Letter to the Editor of the Moment: 'One of Four' 22.4.2015 BradBlog
Recently, North Carolina opinion columnist and NC Insider editor Patrick Gannon misinformed readers of the Asheville Citizen-Times by telling them that the anti-voting law passed by Republicans after they took over the statehouse in 2013 -- a law which we (and others) have described as "the nation's worst voter ...
Ohio and ACLU Reach 'Far From Perfect' Settlement on New Early Voting Rules 18.4.2015 BradBlog
A deal announced today by Ohio's Secretary of State may help avoid some of the legal nightmares that plagued the Buckeye State's 2014 elections. While the legal settlement [PDF] restores some of the early voting access Republicans have been attempted, for years, to impose, it also leaves other rollbacks to ...
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Hackable With a Smartphone: Virginia Finally Dumps 100% Unverifiable 'AVS WINVote' System 17.4.2015 BradBlog
Virginia has decided to learn what much of the country already knows. The 100% unverifiable touch-screen voting systems they have long been using in their public elections are also 100% hackable. After ignoring the warnings and using them anyway for more than a decade -- and three Presidential elections -- a ...
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Lottery Computer Hacked for $14M Jackpot - Yet Partisans and Profiteers Want Internet Voting?! 15.4.2015 BradBlog
BRAD BLOG reader "Plumb Bob" left this comment recently, following our short piece on concerns about the results of last week's Mayoral race in Chicago: This alleged rigging of a lottery drawing reported today: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/04/prosecutors-suspect-man-hacked-lottery-computers-to-score-winning-ticket/ So if one guy can do it with all the security measures (and lottery dollars are government money) ...
Koch Brothers Don't Know, Don't Care, Don't Give a Damn About the Suckers They're Hoping to Con 14.4.2015 BradBlog
How little do the Koch Brothers' "local" apparatchiks actually care, or even know, about the denizens of the various localities they are hoping to scam, with millions of dollars of misleading propaganda (lies), into voting against their own interests? This little: Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) bashed the Koch brothers-funded conservative outside ...
Pre-Marked Ballots Reported in Chicago Mayoral Runoff 8.4.2015 BradBlog
At In These Times, author and journalist Rick Perlstein covers reports from some Chicago voters claiming that they received paper ballots today that were pre-marked for Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) in his runoff election against the more progressive Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (D): Around 10:30 this morning, Sam Dreessen, ...
New Republican Anti-Voting Scheme Gets Vetoed in Ohio...Mostly... 6.4.2015 BradBlog
A provision added to Ohio's new transportation bill by Republican lawmakers would have made it more difficult -- and expensive -- for out-of-state students to vote in the Buckeye State. The scheme would have required anybody who registers to vote there to obtain an Ohio driver's license and register their ...
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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 ...
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