Five Reasons I’m Excited About Tulsi Gabbard’s Candidacy

by Caitlin Johnstone Jan 14, 2019   Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard has announced her intent to campaign for President of the United States, and the entire political spectrum is shitting bricks about it. Mainstream liberals and neocons are calling her a Putin puppet and Assad’s BFF, leftists and progressives are criticizing her associations with right-wing … Continue reading Five Reasons I’m Excited About Tulsi Gabbard’s Candidacy

Beto vs. Democrats: Texas Lawmaker Frequently Voted to Help Trump and GOP

by David Sirota Capital & Main Dec 20, 2018 Co-published by The Guardian and Newsweek Beto O'Rourke photo courtesy of Inter-American Dialogue.     A rising Democratic star has voted for GOP bills that Trump critics say have aided big banks, undercut the fight against climate change and supported the president’s anti-immigrant agenda. Following Beto O’Rourke’s spirited run … Continue reading Beto vs. Democrats: Texas Lawmaker Frequently Voted to Help Trump and GOP

Tulsi Gabbard says she will run for president in 2020

By Caroline Kelly, CNN Jan 12, 2019 https://youtu.be/ihZRS289AyM Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said Friday she will run for president in 2020. "I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week," the Hawaii Democrat told CNN's Van Jones during an interview slated to air at 7 p.m. Saturday on CNN's "The … Continue reading Tulsi Gabbard says she will run for president in 2020

That sophisticated, specific Russian 2016 voter targeting effort doesn’t seem to exist

by  Philip Bump  Washington Post Jan 9, 2019 The revelation on Tuesday that Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, shared polling data with a colleague in Ukraine who had ties to Russian intelligence predictably kicked up a furor of speculation about the significance of the move. This is what one of the Russia-Trump collusion scenarios looks like: … Continue reading That sophisticated, specific Russian 2016 voter targeting effort doesn’t seem to exist

The Election Circus Begins

by Chris Hedges Truthdig Jan 7, 2019 It is January 2019. This signals the start of the 2020 election circus. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is the first big-name Democrat on stage. But we will soon be deluged with candidates, bizarre antics and endless commentary by fatuous TV and radio pundits. The hyperventilating, the constant polling, the … Continue reading The Election Circus Begins

United States and USSR/Russia intervene in about one of every nine competitive national-level executive elections

When the Great Power Gets a Vote: The Effects of Great Power Electoral Interventions on Election Results Dov H. Levin International Studies Quarterly, Volume 60, Issue 2, 1 June 2016, Pages 189–202, https://doi.org/10.1093/isq/sqv016 Published:13 February 2016 Abstract What are the electoral consequences of attempts by great powers to intervene in a partisan manner in another country’s … Continue reading United States and USSR/Russia intervene in about one of every nine competitive national-level executive elections

What happens if Mueller comes up empty?

Neither liberals nor conservatives have adequately considered this prospect. They should. by Andrew Coan CNN Jan 4, 2019 In recent weeks, a new consensus has emerged among many legal analysts and observers: Special counsel Robert Mueller is finally closing in on President Trump. This could be correct, but at present, it is still mostly conjecture. … Continue reading What happens if Mueller comes up empty?