If the legitimacy of the government derives from the consent of the majority, then at some point, we will have to address this disjuncture between the popular will and our elected bodies. We should start with nonpartisan redistricting reforms, and a fresh look at the Electoral College. But Mr. Trumpâ€™s comments make the adoption of …Continue reading "Trumpâ€™s Lies Pave the Way for an Assault on Voting Rights"
Three different Orwell experts find massive and unmistakable parallels between the Trump administration and the dystopian nightmare of 1984. This part quoted below struck me the most because so many of us cried out about lies, fake morality, and deceptionÂ during the Bush administration, but there were never any social or political consequences. So of course …Continue reading "Welcome to 1984. Trump is more dystopian than Orwell."
I just got the following new alert from CNN.com “The White House will allow key presidential aide Karl Rove and former counsel Harriet Miers to be interviewed by committees probing the firings of U.S. attorneys, but they will not testify under oath, Rep. Chris Cannon says.” In other words, we don’t want to start a …Continue reading "How do you spell L-I-E?"