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Voter Discrimination and Suppression a Growing Problem in Post-Shelby America
Voter Suppression

Voter Discrimination and Suppression a Growing Problem in Post-Shelby America

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights has issued a report documenting instances of voter discrimination and emphasizing the need to restore the Voting Rights Act’s enforcement capability after the Supreme Court’s Shelby County Decision.  Unfortunately, no action has been taken on bipartisan bills in either the House or Senate. The report had the … Continue reading

Silicon Valley favorite Ron Paul secretly paid a state senator $73k to buy his support
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Silicon Valley favorite Ron Paul secretly paid a state senator $73k to buy his support

Originally posted on PandoDaily:
The free market strikes again! A former Iowa state senator has pled guilty to receiving (and concealing) a $73,000 payment from Ron Paul, Silicon Valley’s favorite libertarian, to switch his support away from Michele Bachmann in the last presidential election. Kent Sorenson originally explained his sudden change of heart came because Ron Paul was “the…

As outrage grows, Reason editor rejects proof, denies that magazine denied the holocaust
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As outrage grows, Reason editor rejects proof, denies that magazine denied the holocaust

Originally posted on PandoDaily:
Over the past two weeks, Pando’s Mark Ames has written a series of articles exposing the repugnant past of Reason magazine. The timing was appropriate: Reason — the house magazine of American libertarianism — recently backed the “Reboot” conference in San Francisco, an event designed to win more Silicon Valley folks over to the libertarian cause. As Mark explained,…

Why Ebola reaching Nigeria’s largest city is a whole new level of scary
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Why Ebola reaching Nigeria’s largest city is a whole new level of scary

Originally posted on Quartz:
This post has been corrected. Since it claimed its first victims in Guinea last March, the Ebola virus epidemic has killed 660 people in three countries and infected nearly 1,100—more lethal than any other outbreak in the virus’s nearly 40-year history. ​ But last week’s developments could transform this outbreak from an unusually nasty regional…

40th Anniversary of Watergate Impeachment Vote, How Times Have Changed
Impeachment / Republican Party

40th Anniversary of Watergate Impeachment Vote, How Times Have Changed

40th Anniversary of Vote on Articles of Impeachment Today is the 40th anniversary of the vote on the First Articles of Impeachment against President Nixon which charged that In his conduct of the office of President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President … Continue reading

Homophobia, racism and the Kochs: San Francisco’s tech-libertarian “Reboot” conference is a cesspool
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Homophobia, racism and the Kochs: San Francisco’s tech-libertarian “Reboot” conference is a cesspool

Originally posted on PandoDaily:
Starting today, San Francisco plays host to the Reboot 2014 conference. According to the event’s blurb: Reboot 2014 will bring together technical talent and policy advocates to turn ideas into deliverables for liberty. The word “liberty” is the giveaway, of course. With “Reboot,” libertarianism is making its Big Pitch to Silicon…

The techno-libertarians of Silicon Valley should think twice about aligning with climate deniers
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The techno-libertarians of Silicon Valley should think twice about aligning with climate deniers

Originally posted on PandoDaily:
As Mark Ames wrote yesterday, the Reboot 2014 conference has officially kicked off in San Francisco. Its stated goal is to leverage Silicon Valley’s technical talent to help foster “liberty,” which is really just shorthand for “libertarianism.” After all, the marquee speakers are free market rockstar Rand Paul and Reason.com editor Nick Gillespie,…

Doug Gansler for MD Governor
2014 Election

Doug Gansler for MD Governor

DOUG GANSLER FOR GOVERNOR I have known Doug for 25 years.  He’s a fighter and would make a great governor for Maryland.     Doug Gansler cares deeply about Maryland. He grew up in Maryland, his children have grown up in Maryland, and for 22 years, first as an Assistant United States Attorney, then as … Continue reading

China’s annual state of the environment report is miserable
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China’s annual state of the environment report is miserable

Originally posted on Quartz:
China’s government swears it is finally getting tough on pollution, cracking down on everything from factory emissions to cars in the capital city. One sign that things are changing: analysts say the clean-up is already impinging on China’s economic growth. The country’s newly-released “state of the environment” report (pdf, in Chinese), however, paints…

Environment / Uncategorized

Credit ratings agencies just realized that climate change is a threat to the world economy

Originally posted on Quartz:
Credit rating agencies have been accused of being asleep at the wheel during the US subprime mortgage crisis, which ended up morphing into a full-blown international financial crisis and triggering a global recession. But there’s a new risk to the world economy and this time credit ratings agencies are on it. Over…