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Jessica Corbett: After 175 Years, Scientific American Backs Biden With Magazine’s First-Ever Endorsement

With unprecedented wildfires burning across western states, the Gulf Coast bracing for a hurricane, and the coronavirus pandemic still raging, Scientific American on Tuesday gave Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden its first-ever endorsement in the magazine’s 175-year history.

September 17, 2020 · 4 Comments

Doug W. Jones: Defending the 2020 election against hacking

Yes, we should be worried. Four years ago, Russia managed to penetrate systems in several states…

September 16, 2020 · 1 Comment

George Lakey: Mass direct action might be the only way to stop Trump from stealing the election

Authoritarian rulers fear peaceful resistance above all else.

September 9, 2020 · 1 Comment

Jennifer Ho: With Kamala Harris, Americans yet again have trouble understanding what multiracial means

While the debates about Harris’ racial identities may seem new given the recent media attention focused on her, they are similar to the commentary other high-profile mixed-race people have received.

September 8, 2020 · 1 Comment

Paul Christensen: The Grinding Gears of Time

Trump’s house of cards is built on ruses and Iago-like deceptions, a palace of flimsy lies waiting for the door to fly open and a gust of honest wind to sweep them all away.

September 7, 2020 · 3 Comments

Andrea Germanos: USPS Watchdog Probe Found 1 Million Primary Ballots Likely Delivered Too Late to Count

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) called the findings “more powerful proof that resources and reform are vital right away to prevent serious election mail delays and voting suppression.“ The U.S. Postal … Continue reading

September 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

Brett Wilkins: Democratic Data Firm Predicts Post-Election ‘Chaos’ Over False Trump Landslide

Preponderance of mail-in votes means early results may show Trump with a substantial lead that he’ll likely lose as absentee ballots are tallied.

September 2, 2020 · 3 Comments

Mark Gruenberg: Trump’s message to white supremacists — It’s OK to gun down protesters

The danger that more armed right-wing thugs will take to the streets and shoot people is now a very real threat all across the country.

August 31, 2020 · 2 Comments

Abby Zimet: Bring On the Winged Monkeys

Remarkably, it got worse.

August 27, 2020 · 2 Comments

John Nagl and Paul Yingling: An Open Letter to General Milley

If Donald Trump refuses to leave office at the expiration of his constitutional term, the United States military must remove him by force, and you must give that order.

August 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Abby Zimet: We The People vs. Whoa Lookit These Racists and Losers and Cons

Fearmongering is pretty much all Trump’s got, so he’s going with it.

August 20, 2020 · 3 Comments

Andrew Bacevich: Biden Wins

Assume Joe Biden wins the presidency. Then What?

August 17, 2020 · 3 Comments

Patricia A. Nugent: A Yawn is Better than a Gasp

I’m sending money, canvassing, registering voters, and voting for Joe.

August 11, 2020 · 6 Comments

Jake Johnson: Postal Union Leader Warns Trump Assault on USPS and Mail-In Voting Puts Nation on ‘Dangerous Path Toward Dictatorship’

Anyone who believes in the right to vote should enthusiastically embrace voting by mail. Without it, tens of millions of voters will be denied the opportunity to safely exercise their cherished right to vote.

August 5, 2020 · 1 Comment

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