Will Pointergate finally bring KSTP to heel? Probably not — if having to shell out a cool million to Susan Anderson didn’t make KSTP straighten up and fly right, nothing can — but it will ensure that the call letters “KSTP” live in infamy for some time to come.
On Monday, October 27, the Minneapolis StarTribune’s editorial page writers endorsed a man for Minnesota’s Eighth Congressional District whose every officially-announced stance is one that their paper has, up to now, opposed.
The “Interstate Crosscheck” program is far, far more likely to find millions of false matches than it is to actually combat voter fraud. Of course, to Republicans interested in suppressing Democratic votes and voters by any means necessary, that’s a good thing. To people who actually care about democracy, it’s a horrific thing.
The Republican Party’s latest defense of Jim Crow can be seen in its bogus “Interstate Crosscheck” pseudo-software: Election officials in 27 states, most of them Republicans, have launched a program that threatens a massive purge of voters from the rolls. Millions, especially black, Hispanic and Asian-American voters, are at risk.
Kudos for Joan Jett’s recognizing that the state level is where the battles are often the most intense.
Here’s what Gary Brecher has to say about the “home-grown jihadis” who want to go to the Middle East, and who go berzerk when they can’t, as happened in Canada recently: Just let ’em go. Here’s why.
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