What I searched for, amid the chatter about cash, was whether the completed bill included reforms to the Electoral Count Act (ECA) of 1887, which had been fingered by pro-democracy advocates as the Coup Assistance Law; and if so, what those reforms turned out to be. Continue reading Big Deal: Omnibus Bill Reforms Electoral Count Act
Enough babble about the World Cup.
Spare me the hype surrounding the Super Bowl.
I’m not even thinking of MLB Spring Training.
There’s a spot in the Big American History Record Book waiting to be filled, and I’m fed up & full to the eyebrows with waiting. Continue reading The next Big Question: Who Will Be First to Bend the Arc and Hit It Out of the Park???
by Gwynne Dyer, Opinion columnist
Last Wednesday morning, President Pedro Castillo made an unscheduled broadcast announcing that he was dissolving Congress, suspending the constitution and would rule the country by decree. But within minutes he was abandoned by his own ministers, in a few hours he was impeached by Congress and he was in jail by dinner-time. Continue reading Gwynne Dyer: Cracking Two Cuckoo Coup Attempts??
In the recent midterm elections, the North Carolina vote suppression party fell only one seat short of reclaiming the veto-proof majority, which they had deployed like a sledgehammer on human rights until governor Roy Cooper’s political skills broke through it. Now, as he explains here, they are looking to the rightwing bloc on the U. S. Supreme Court to finish their construction of a minority rule state and present it signed, sealed and delivered, sans the need for any more bothersome elections. Continue reading Quote of the Week: A Nationwide Warning from North Carolina
[NOTE: The Wall St. Journal is paywalled to the eyelids, so this first clip is a quote of a quote from a week ago without a link, but I’m confident it’s accurate. It was written as speculation about the fragility of the narrow incoming Republican majority (about half a dozen) that will occupy the House of Representatives as of January.
The irony here is that it’s the outgoing lame-duck Democratic majority that’s now feeling the sharp point of the Fickle Finger of Fate: Democratic Rep. Donald MacEachin of Virginia died of cancer Monday. His absence abruptly reduces Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s House majority from 220 to 219, only six more than the Republicans’ 213. Continue reading Quotes of The Day: A Double Serving of Irony