Who would have ever thought that it would be one lone Democratic Senator that would finally put an end our democratic voting system? The one person, one vote ideal we’ve been trying to achieve in this country. Maybe it’s time now to make Joe Manchin’s name into a verb, as in “Manchining” — as in crippling a structural system of voting. As in … READ MORE
Texas Democrats Walk the Walk in Support of Voting RightsBut will these baby steps be enough to save our democracy?
This week saw fireworks in Texas when Democrats walked out of the House chamber, leaving Republicans high and dry without the quorum they needed to ram through Senate Bill 7, a horrible piece of … READ MORE
Just when you think the world of electioneering couldn’t get more bizarre, armies of Cyber Ninjas and mythical Voting Pandas come to the fore to remind us that they can.
Palast and Rick Smith team up to dissect the crazy. … READ MORE
On April 20, 2010, eleven men on the Deepwater Horizon were incinerated when the BP/Transocean oil rig blew out and exploded.
Just 17 months before the Deepwater Horizon destroyed 600 miles of Gulf Coast, BP covered up a nearly identical blowout in… READ MORE
Wisconsin Court Win Stops Purge of 129,000 VotersBlack Voters Matter, Palast found list "wrong and racist"
On Friday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled 5-2 to block the removal of 129,000 voters from the rolls. The Justices rejected a lawsuit brought by a right-wing group. On September 23, 2020, Black Voters Matter issued a report by… READ MORE
What we need are more Alcee Hastings. In 2016, Congressman Hastings called me. He’d given Attorney General Loretta Lynch a copy of my Rolling Stone exposé of the Jim Crow “Interstate Crosscheck” voter purge program. But he wasn’t fooling around: Despite pushing 80, he walked across the Potomac bridge to the Justice Department to put it directly into… READ MORE
When we first reported that handing a slice of pizza to a voter waiting three hours in a line is now a felony in Georgia, other media ate it up (forgive me my puns). But there are greater horrors than pizza prohibition hidden in the 95 pages of Georgia’s new… READ MORE
It wasn’t human error that caused America’s greatest environmental disaster, the Exxon Valdez catastrophe, it was inhuman corporate miserliness — the oil industry’s systemic fraud, corruption, and penny-pinching la-di-da view of safety. In this edition of… READ MORE
Days after the Exxon Valdez slimed 1,200 miles of Alaska’s coastline, I was in Prince William Sound, launching an investigation for the Chugach Natives. The true cause of the catastrophe? The breaking of promises made by the oil giant to the Natives and Congress, cynically and disastrously, in… READ MORE
Today, March 24, the 32nd Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez disaster will be commemorated with the re-telling of lies. The official story is, “Drunken Skipper Hits Reef.” Don’t believe it.
Days after the oil tanker slimed 1,200 miles of Alaska’s coastline, I was in Prince William Sound, launching an investigation for the Chugach Natives of Alaska. It was their coastline. This story remains… READ MORE
The Asian-American community is the fastest growing community in Atlanta and it’s the one that put Warnock and Ossoff over the top — and that scares the hell out of Georgia Republicans. So the Asian-American community are the prime target of their vote suppression attacks — it’s not just Jim Crow, now it’s Kim Crow. But the vote suppression of the Asian-American community is not… READ MORE
Today is the 10th anniversary of the Fukushima tsunami and meltdown.
A nuclear plant is built with steel and cement and lies and fraud — and that’s the take-a-way for today.
Stacey Abrams has shown REAL courage in Georgia in her opposition to the Vogtle nuclear power plant — the last… READ MORE
Recidivist criminal, conman, creep, liar… I’m sure you’ve guessed I’m talking about Piers Morgan, the alias of Piers Moron, who’s been given a few days off for spewing vicious, inhuman comments about Meghan Markle’s suicidal depression. I say, “a few days off” because
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Today we commemorate Bloody Sunday. Linda Blackmon Lowry, the youngest marcher, was beaten so badly by cops on the Pettus Bridge, she was put in a hearse, presumed dead. She took me over the bridge with fellow marchers from 1965, Marcia Edwards and Sen. Hank Sanders. Knowing the danger, Martin Luther King asked a congregation in Selma, “Who will walk with me?” Today, I met with our attorneys on the suits we are re-invigorating in… READ MORE
I can’t make this up. The state of Georgia passed a law this week, HB 531, that outlaws handing out pizza slices and water to voters waiting for hours to vote.
But Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger objected to the law because, he said, his office had already ruled that pizza… READ MORE
Maybe because Texas gave us that wet-lipped huckster Ted Cruz, you think the state deserves to freeze in the dark. I get that, but it’s not their fault, a least not the victims burning family heirlooms to stave off frostbite. “What happened was entirely predictable,” power distribution expert attorney Beth Emory said of the blackouts. She told me this… READ MORE
We’ll be studying the significance of the November election for years, but this much is certain: more people voted than ever before. Biden racked up more votes than any winning candidate for president ever — and Trump for any losing candidate ever. So what are Republicans going to do about it? Celebrate high voter turnout while… READ MORE
Here is the smoking gun. Trump’s GOP defenders say that Trump merely called for a march to the Capitol, a legal act of protest. Except for this: it wasn’t legal. And Trump and his team knew it. During Wednesday’s trial, Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) laid out the evidence the Palast team first broke in Consortium News: The sponsors of the January 6 rally at the Ellipse repeatedly… READ MORE