When the young Kris Kobach created a computer system for the Department of Homeland Security that secretly tracked visiting Muslims, President George W. Bush was so offended that he personally ...more
On January 23, right after a phone call from Donald Trump, Juan Guaidó, former speaker of Venezuela's National Assembly, declared himself president. No voting. When you have official recognition from The Donald, who needs elections? ...more
[Macon, Georgia.] On Sunday, I watched President Trump warn a rally that Stacey Abrams, “is one of the most extreme far left politicians in the entire country". Trump's rant against Abrams has not driven away her many supporters. But voters like Rahiem Shabazz are being driven ...more
I’m writing minutes after the victory of the Bernie Sanders of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López ...more
Greg Palast, joined by ACLU of Kansas, launches nationwide legal attack on Trump’s claim that millions of people have voted twice illegally.
Palast is the Rolling Stone journalist who broke the original story that thousands of voters in 29 states lost their ...more
There are two dangers in the media howl over Trump’s computer gurus Cambridge Analytica, the data-driven psy-ops company founded by billionaire brown-shirts, the Mercer Family. The story is that Cambridge Analytica, once directed by Steve Bannon, by shoplifting Facebook profiles to ...more
ACLU v Kobach trial ends with Trump's vote "sheriff" confessing via deposition of scheme given to Trump to block new voters nationwide.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach blocked ONE IN SEVEN Kansans from registering to vote because they could not ...more
There are two dangers in the media howl over Trump’s computer gurus Cambridge Analytica, the data-driven psy-ops company founded by billionaire brown-shirts, the Mercer Family. The story is that ...more
Trump’s Alien Voter Claim Goes To CourtKobach Rule Blocks of 1 in 7 New Voters - May Decide 2018 & 2020 Races
On Tuesday, the trial of the lawsuit by the League of Women Voters against Kobach, Kansas’ Republican Secretary of State, began in a Kansas City courtroom. The League has sued to block the state’s law, drafted by ...more
March 6 ”“ Catch Greg Palast on the Thom Hartmann show, 1pm ET (10am PT) Wednesday. Palast will report on the trial of the ACLU and League of Women Voters versus Kris Kobach, Secretary of State of Kansas, which began today. ...more
With Dennis J. Bernstein
When the FBI applied to the rubber-stamp FISA court for a warrant to surveil Trump associate Carter Page they were more than a little economical with the truth. Basing their warrant request, in part, on information contained in the now-infamous Fusion GPS dossier, they omitted to mention that …more
The FBI should have disclosed to the court that the Steele dossier was originally paid for by Paul "The Vulture" Singer ”” who has a record of creating what James Comey himself calls "salacious and unverifiable" files on his enemies. I know, Singer created a dossier on me.
Apparently, it claimed fantastical sex and ethics nonsense ...more
Last night (Monday, October 9), we have learned that the DeAndre Harris story has taken a twist that would, in a different era, be surprising. With several of DeAndre’s attackers still on the run – and police showing no interest in going after them – DeAndre just had an arrest warrant issued in his name. According to a media release issued by the Charlottesville Police Department, the warrant was for “Unlawful Wounding” (Va Code 18.2-51).
That’s right, the young man who you can see here being beaten to an inch of his life by half a dozen white supremacists will be …more
By Greg Palast for Truthout
A napkin can be a dangerous thing in the hands of fools. Especially when the D students sit in the Oval Office.
President Donald Trump’s mind-blowing $2 trillion tax cut, according to his Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, “Will pay for itself with growth.”
The storied economist John Maynard Keynes once said, “Madmen in authority, who hear voices in the air, are distilling their frenzy from some academic scribbler of a few years back.”
The scribbler, in this case, is my old professor and mentor, Art Laffer. Famously, he did his scribblings on napkins, a corollary of his addiction to greasy cheeseburgers.
In 1974, over burgers at the University of Chicago student grill, he scribbled a curve on a napkin, illustrating a curiosity: the higher the tax rate, the lower the total tax collection. Or, turned around: a cut in taxes can pay for itself.
But, alas, Art told me, this economic magic trick only works …more