Category Archives: Arts: Satire

Minority Rule Watch: Vote suppression is burgeoning at the state level, especially in Red states

The number of state legislative districts where racial or ethnic minorities make up a majority or a near majority of the population dropped substantially after the latest round of redistricting, even as those minority groups accounted for virtually all of the population growth the nation experienced over the last decade.

An analysis of the demographics of thousands of state legislative districts redrawn in the wake of the 2020 Census conducted exclusively for Pluribus News finds there are 368 districts around the country where Black Americans make up a majority of the population, down from 390 Black-majority districts before new political boundaries were drawn.

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Troll of the Year: The New York Post vs. “Florida Man”

When Rupert Murdoch turns on a politician, his tabloid pens can be sharper than many swords.

Donald Trump is now learning that. We already noted how Murdoch’s highfalutin flagship, the Wall Street Journal, sneered that the failure of so many of DJT’s high-visibility endorsees in the midterms “destroys ‘Stop the Steal’” so that “Maybe at last the 2020 election is over.”

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Cartoons: Is It Just Me, Or Are These Cartoons Actually Kinda Funny??

Too much cartoon commentary this year has had a grim, often gallows humor aspect. It seemed justified (or at least inescapable) in the moment, but was wearying to deal with week after week.

Perhaps we’re now just having a brief break in the gloom. If so, we better flex those stiff muscles and enjoy it. . . .

“Toto, I think we’re not in Kansas, or Michigan, Montana, Kentucky, Vermont or California anymore . . . .”

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