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What we need are more Alcee Hastings
(September 5, 1936 – April 6, 2021)

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

Hidden Horrors in the Georgia Vote Law

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

Don’t Buy Exxon’s Fable Of The Drunken Captain

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

Voting Gangnam Style

Voting Gangnam Style: The Rise of Kim Crow

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

Fukushima: They Knew

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

Piers Moron aka Piers Morgan
Yes, it’s personal

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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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Linda Blackmon Lowry

Remembering Bloody Sunday 1965, Selma Alabama

Today we commemorate Bloody Sunday. Linda Blackmon Lowry, the youngest marcher, was beaten so badly by cops on the Pettus Bridge that she was put in a hearse, presumed dead. She took me over the bridge with her 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 Georgia and beyond. So, I have to ask … READ MORE

Pizza outlawed in Georgia
To Suppress the Vote

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

Texas Gets Lay’d: How the Bush Family turned off the lights

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

Squash The Vote: The GOP Plan to Thwart Democracy
Palast on the Bill Press Pod

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 convincing more people to… READ MORE

Smoking Gun for Impeachment: Proof Trump’s Call to March on Capitol was a Crime

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