POLITICS

Harvard Law Prof Urges California, New York to Challenge Presidential Election

Harvard law school professor Lawrence Lessig has sparked an effort to urge attorneys general in California and New York to challenge the presidential election in the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing the current system of allocating Electoral College votes deprives voters of their constitutional rights. A group called Taxpayers for Fairness has filed a petition on the site change.org, urging New York AG Eric Schneiderman to take action on behalf of New York voters.... Read More...

Vladimir Putin Has Set Up Trump as ‘Cat’s Paw’ for Russian Aggression

Vladimir Putin played a dangerous game when he interfered in the U.S. election to elect Donald Trump as president. The move brought into the open what our European allies have been warning us about: Russia’s campaign to undermine and ultimately destabilize the West. The campaign is taking modern asymmetrical warfare to a new and dangerous level, melding politics, diplomacy, militarism, cyber-warfare and disinformation into a coordinated assault on democracy.... Read More...

Obama Urged to Name Special Prosecutor to Probe Russia Election Hacking

President Obama is being urged to appoint a special prosecutor to conduct an independent investigation of Russian interference in the presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. The petition, created by political Web site Daily Kos, is acutally a vote of “no confidence” in a planned bi-partisan Congressional investigation into the hacking.... Read More...

North Carolina Legislature ‘Power Grab’ Portends Trump-Style Corruption

The North Carolina state legislature has showed exactly what the nation can expect in the coming months from President-elect Trump and his power hungry, bible-toting, corporate-controlled cabinet. And it ain’t pretty. Just days after incumbent Republican Pat McCrory lost to Democratic challenger Roy Cooper, the Republican-controlled Senate, under the guise of “Disaster Relief,” quietly repealed a majority of the incoming governor’s powers.... Read More...

Trump Russian Embrace Dovetails With White Supremacist World View on Race

Donald Trump’s embrace of Russia dovetails chillingly with the views of white supremacists promoted by alt-right propagandist Steve Bannon. They see the world divided in racial terms making mostly white “Christian” Russia a natural ally of the United States and all other races potential enemies. There’s no other way to explain Trump’s unilateral tilt toward Russia, which is contrary to decades of U.S. policy.... Read More...

Trump Electoral College Revolt Flares; 20 GOP Members May Join, Says Harvard Prof

Donald Trump’s nascent presidency could be in serious trouble if 20 Republican Electoral College members decide to join a revolt among presidential electors to deny the GOP candidate the White House, a Harvard professor says. Larry Lessig, a constitutional law professor at the prestigious university, says the electors have contacted his group Electors Trust.... Read More...

FBI’s James Comey Back on Hot Seat Over Trump Campaign Russian Connection

FBI Director James Comey is back on the hot seat over Russia’s alleged effort to tip the election to Donald Trump. But after his own partisan foray into presidential politics, Comey and the agency are facing unprecedented criticism on Capitol Hill. Sen. Minority Leader Harry Reid, who is retiring, has called for Comey’s ouster for withholding evidence of Russia’s involvement in the election while the campaign was in progress.... Read More...

Jill Stein Takes Voter Recount Campaign to Trump Tower in New York (Video!)

Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential candidate who is leading efforts to force vote recounts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan, took her campaign to Trump Tower in New York City today (Dec. 4) to provide an update on her efforts to ensure accurate vote counts. President-elect Donald Trump won those three states and solidified his election victory even though he’s losing the popular vote to rival Hillary Clinton by almost 2.5 million votes.... Read More...

Donald Trump’s Darkest Election Legacy May Be Lasting Distrust of Voting Process

Donald Trump’s claims about a “rigged election” may be one of the darkest legacies of his presidential campaign. When citizens, by and large, can not trust the voting process by which leaders are elected, the very foundation of our democracy is threatened with collapse. Trump’s vote fraud claims, which continue to roil two weeks after the election, are a case study in the dangers of irresponsible campaign rhetoric.... Read More...

After Shaky Victory, Donald Trump Now Faces ‘Rigged Election’ Allegations

As Donald Trump’s deficit in the popular vote edges north of 1.5 million votes, the President-elect is now being confronted with election rigging allegations over Republican efforts to suppress Democratic votes, leading to his razor-thin victories in key swing states and the presidential election overall. The election was remarkable on its face, because it cut against almost every poll, which predicted Democrat Hillary Clinton would win key swing states like North Carolina and Florida. But she didn't.... Read More...

The Trump Syndrome: A Disaffected Voter Weighs In on New Post-Election Zeitgeist

If, like me, you have a twisted, acidic, contempt-filled knot in your stomach over the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States, don’t panic. It’s a normal reaction to a sexist, misogynistic megalomaniacal con man winning the highest office in the land. Call it the “Trump Syndrome.” You obviously have the foresight to recognize what we’re in for, for at least the next four years, if not much, much longer.... Read More...