Mark Joseph Stern at Slate suggests that Alabama may have violated the National Voter Registration Act with its various shenanigans concerning "inactive" voters. "Voters who cast ballots in every election should not be told that they have abruptly become inactive; the right to vote should not depend upon one’s ability to recall her county of birth; citizens should not fear arrest on their way to cast lawful ballots," he writes. Thankfully, black voters came out in such numbers that they could not be ignored -- which I guess means the Republican state apparatus will redouble their efforts to suppress them.
Eoin Higgins at FAIR finds MSNBC more eager to cover Russia than other, more important issues, like the Republican tax "reform," the California wildfires, or reports that the President wants to create his own spy network. And that's why I don't watch cable news, even the nominally liberal kind! It's all drama, all the time. Also, too, MSNBC only went "liberal" (with the arrival of Keith Olbermann, who's also been too preoccupied with Russia lately) after failing to ape Fox News well enough, and not for lack of trying.
Ho hum, yet another pair of writers take to the New York Times to complain that the process for choosing Presidential candidates shouldn't be too democratic or anything. Also, apparently, Donald Trump is all Bernie Sanders's fault, and not at all Donald Trump's fault -- where have we heard that before cough bushnadergore cough? With Democrats taking "advice" like this, it's no wonder they constantly lose elections. You did notice that Doug Jones's people kept the national Democrats out of Alabama, right?
At least five multinational corporations have hired intelligence firms to spy on activist groups who oppose them, with at least one observer saying private intelligence corporations have embedded more agents within these activists groups than police have. Remember: the police work for us, and if they go awry, we can do something about it. Over private intelligence firms we have far less oversight, almost like that's the idea.
Senate Finance Committee passes Dodd-Frank "reform" bill by a wide margin, but the House gives it a "chilly reception," largely because it doesn't do enough damage to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Please, House Republicans, stand up for your beliefs! No compromise, no sell out! (Seriously, though, they say with a straight face that Dodd-Frank "hinder(ed) economic growth"? Jesus Mary and Joseph banksters hogged just about all of the growth during this recent "recovery"! How much is enough?)
Finally, federal judge throws out felony "inciting a riot" charges against the first six J20 defendants, but they'll still get tried for charges including "property damage, conspiracy to riot, and engaging in a riot." This, even though the prosecution has already admitted that none of the six defendants actually destroyed any property! Don't you, you know, kind of have to do things to be convicted of those things? Showing up at an anti-Trump rally wearing black isn't enough.