Factcheck.org helpfully provides a primer debunking most of the stories about "voter fraud" and whatnot you've heard on the interwebs. I say "most" because they did put it out a few days ago, and though it seemed pretty comprehensive then (I don't immerse myself in conspiracy theories -- no, really! -- so most of them were new to me), I'm sure the forces of evil have come with new lies in the meantime. But I'd wager they're not coming up with better lies.
Juliet Schor at The Conversation has a better idea than California's Prop 22: platform cooperatives. Frankly, the cooperative is a better idea than the corporation in just about any field of endeavor, but a platform cooperative, run by workers, would better be able to deliver real work schedule flexibility without having to please (or pay!) distant corporate executives and hedge fund managers. (And, seriously, if Uber and Lyft had threatened to leave my state if we didn't remake the law to their liking, I'd say don't let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya. I'm so beyond tired of being some corporation's hostage.)
Good news, folks: our Army Corps of Engineers will suspend a permit for a $9 billion-plus plastics plant in Louisiana's notorious "Chemical Alley," after Louisiana's own Department of Environmental Quality (or LDEQ) found that it would double neighbors' exposure to toxic carcinogens -- or, in the case of St. James, triple it. The good folks of St. James came together to fight the plant, and they deserve our admiration and our thanks for their good works.
I could not care less that Rudy Giuliani's star witness, such as it is, to alleged voter fraud in Philadelphia is a convicted sex offender -- after all, Scott Ritter is also a convicted sex offender, and he was still exactly right about Iraq's lack of WMDs in the run up to the 2003 war. I do care, however, that the "witness" is a gadfly in New Jersey politics, which suggests he's not as devoted to the truth as he is to whatever gets him the most attention. So I guess he's perfect for our President's team, then.
Finally, what's the worst thing about Mob Boss Mitch's recent floor speech to our Senate? None of the things that made the headline or the lede, that's for sure. Here's what's worst: Mr. McConnell refers to "wealthy media corporations" as if he hasn't dedicated his entire political career to making corporations wealthier, and he accuses Democrats of being unwilling to "accept the results" if our President won again without noting that our President has repeatedly suggested he would not "accept the results" if they didn't go his way. Clearly Mr. McConnell imagines he can do and say whatever he wants without accountability, and though his recent electoral results do tend to support such a notion, I wouldn't want to be behind him at the Pearly Gates.