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Did The Supreme Court Just Legalize Caging?

Greg Palast on The Thom Hartmann Show

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 ...more

Karl Rove’s Carolina Scheme Faces Justice

Greg Palast 

By Greg Palast.
Updated from the original article published on
TheMudflats.net

Note from TheMudflats.net: In 2011 Karl Rove wrote a column called “Why Obama Is Likely to Lose in 2012” – Rove was betting on North Carolina to be a swing state for the Republicans… Romney took the state but to Rove’s surprise he failed at stealing Ohio for the third time. Just Google “Karl Rove Meltdown,” and you’ll see a video from Fox News election night, he did not take it well.

After the knock-down of the Voting Rights Act by the US Supreme Court earlier this year North Carolina jumped at the chance to …more

The Idiot’s Guide to the Voting Rights Act

Greg Palast 

Will the Supreme Court pull the teeth out of the law?
by Greg Palast for TheMudflats.net

This month ”“as early as tomorrow”” the US Supreme Court will tell us whether Black and Brown citizens have the right to vote.

Now, if you saw the film Lincoln, you probably thought that issue was settled about 143 years ago. But Honest Abe never imagined a High Court occupied by Dishonest Thomas and Scalia the Scurrilous.

There’s been a lot of nonsense talk fogging the issue before the Court. To cut through the BS, the Palast Investigative Fund has made a little film, How Do You Steal a Dream?

You could call it ‘The Idiot’s Guide to the Voting Rights Act.’ The idiots, of course, are …more

Will the Supreme Court Kill
the Voting Rights Act?

Greg Palast 

How Do You Steal a Dream?
Supreme Court to decide on Voting Rights Act this month.

For Care2.com

Jim Crow is alive and well ”” and he has mounted a new attack on the law Martin Luther King dreamed of: the Voting Rights Act.

This month, as early as Wednesday, the Supreme Court will decide on the suit brought by Shelby County, Alabama, which challenges the right of the Department of Justice to review changes in voting procedure.

Sixteen states are subject to this “pre-clearance” law, every one with a history of Jim Crow rules such as “literacy” tests ”” Blacks had to recite the Constitution, Whites “Mary Had a Little Lamb.”

But Jim Crow is still alive and well in these states.

Examples: Attempts to cut the number of early voting days, to expunge “illegal alien” voters without any evidence, refusing Spanish-language ballots, have been blocked by the Department of Justice and courts because they have stopped Black and Hispanic citizens casting ballots.

Dixie moans it’s been picked on unfairly, but the “pre-clearance” states, chosen by an arithmetic formula, include all or parts of the “Confederate states” of California, Arizona, Alaska and New York. …more

Manchurian Candidates:
Supreme Court allows China and others

unlimited spending in US elections

Greg Palast 

Updated from the original report for AlterNet

In today’s Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Court ruled that corporations should be treated the same as “natural persons”, i.e. humans. Well, in that case, expect the Supreme Court to next rule that Wal-Mart can run for President.

The ruling, which junks federal laws that now bar corporations from stuffing campaign coffers, will not, as progressives fear, cause an avalanche of corporate cash into politics. Sadly, that’s already happened: we have been snowed under by tens of millions of dollars given through corporate PACs and “bundling” of individual contributions from corporate pay-rollers.

The Court’s decision is far, far more dangerous to U.S. democracy. Think: Manchurian candidates.

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Purging the Purgers

Greg Palast 

By Barbara Bellows-TerraNova
http://oneperson-knowmore.blogspot.com/
The U.S. Attorney Firings Scandal is not just about the Politicization of Government agencies.

It is about Election Theft – both Past and Future.
It is about Rewarding…
And Protecting…
The Thieves.
It is also about our letting it – or not letting it – happen.
It is about the Press – Investigating and Reporting.
It is about Paying Attention – or not.

Then it is about being Responsible for what we’ve Learned – and doing something.

After all, what if the actual recipient of the most votes in either of the last two …more