Category: Articles

Why Pelosi & Schumer Don’t Have Waters’ Back On Trump Attack
Never Was There A Clearer Test Of The People Versus The Bank Lobby

Greg Palast 

Just got off phone with my Auntie Maxine, Congresswoman Waters. She’s facing censure because, if the Democrats take the House, Waters becomes Chair of the Financial Services Committee — and Wall Street HATES that. Bank buddy Pelosi is silent. And Schumer’s calling Water’s "Not American" for demanding we confront Trump stooges wherever we find them is cover for Chuck’s job as Senator for Wall Street. ...more

Ohio’s Junk Mail Trick Led The Supreme Court To Approve Jim Crow Vote Purge

Greg Palast for Truthout

Monday’s Supreme Court decision blessing Ohio’s removal of half a million voters was ultimately decided on the issue of a postcard.

Now that little postcard threatens the voting rights of millions — but it can be reversed.

The instant-news media, working from press releases, not the Supreme Court’s decision itself, said that Husted, Ohio Secretary of State v. A. Philip Randolph Institute was about whether Ohio has the right to ...more

Did The Supreme Court Just Legalize Caging?
Palast on The Thom Hartmann Show

Greg Palast 

The Supreme Court's blessing of Ohio's move to remove a half million voters from the rolls because they missed two elections should scare you. But dig this: At least 100,000 of those voters, mostly in Democratic areas, actually only missed one election. Being on the Crosscheck list and not returning a postcard was counted by GOP Secretary of State rules as a "missed" election.

For more on voter caging and how not responding to a junk mail post-card could result in you losing your vote watch ...more

Women For Kansas Present: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy
Palast To Announce Lawsuit Against Kobach At “Showing Our Strength” Convention In Wichita, Kansas On August 31.

Nicole Powers 

Greg Palast was the first to expose Kris Kobach’s vote-stealing trickery in the pages of Rolling Stone. The investigative reporter will answer your questions in person after a special screening on Friday, August 31 in Wichita, Kansas of the post-election update of his hit film, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: The Case Of The Stolen Election. The Q&A and screening are the culminating event of the Women for Kansas’ “Showing Our Strength” Convention. The event is open to all. ...more

Court Checks Crosscheck In Indiana

Greg Palast 

A federal judge has enjoined Indiana from purging voters just because they are on Kris Kobach’s Crosscheck list. The winning suit was brought by Common Cause. Their complaint extensively cited the work of the Palast Investigations Fund.

This means Crosscheck is wounded, but the beast can still ...more

How RFK Saved MLK’s Life

Greg Palast 

50 years ago today, Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated. This is the story of RFK’s profile in political courage, gambling his brother’s election to the Presidency in order to save Martin Luther King Jr. from lynching.

It was a Republican, King Sr., who made JFK president — saving Martin Jr., from lynching. This harrowing and little known drama ...more

Kris Kobach’s Toy Machine Gun

Greg Palast 

Kris Kobach has brought a new weapon to his hunt for the chimerical Fraudulent Voter: A flag-covered military jeep with a mounted 50-caliber machine gun — a toy one. It’s a fitting symbol for Kobach, whose hunt for Trump's claimed 3 million fraudulent voters has only shot blanks.

Kobach, once thought the obvious successor to ...more

Rhymes with Weinstein

Greg Palast 

Greg Palast, the journalist, shares a brain with Greg Palast the poet and story writer.  This is the first time Palast the poet has bothered you with verse—and the last time.  I will never send you another poem nor story unless you specifically sign up for my rhymes and fictions.

I was living in Hollywood, this was years ago, working as a sandwich-sign man, jazz drummer and a sperm donor.  God knows why, but my girlfriend decided to try out for a film.  This is about her encounter with Harvey Weinstein