2020 election fraud: the lie that won’t die

Photo Credit: Drew Angerer / Getty Images Rep. Dan Crenshaw, center. Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) signed onto an early lawsuit challenging the validity of the 2020 elections. But he revealed recently that not only are claims of 2020 election fraud false, but the Republicans who continue to promote this theory fully know that they're lying. … Continue reading 2020 election fraud: the lie that won’t die

Wisconsin as a GOP laboratory for dismantling democracy

This is what the GOP's one-party state would look like. Wisconsin is being widely viewed as a model of what dismantling democracy in the United States might look like. Ari Berman recently spoke in a Democracy Now! post about the history of the Republican takeover of Wisconsin politics. The twelve-year process of the Wisconsin GOP's … Continue reading Wisconsin as a GOP laboratory for dismantling democracy

unexpected allies: wisconsin dairy farmers and undocumented immigrants

Left to right: Ruth Conniff, Mercedes Falk, Shaun Duvall, Roberto Tecpile, John Rosenow and Stan Linder at the Wabasha library | Wisconsin Examiner photo With the toxic anti-immigrant sentiment that has become a staple of American politics, it is heartening to hear about new bridges being built between Wisconsin dairy farmers and undocumented immigrants. These … Continue reading unexpected allies: wisconsin dairy farmers and undocumented immigrants

60 years after the Cuban Missile Crisis, nuclear threats are still not an option

Union of Concerned Scientists We still need to defuse nuclear weapons because nuclear threats are still not an option. Nuclear war is not an option. Sixty years after the Cuban Missile Crisis, one of the most blatant threats of nuclear war has been made by Russian President Vladimir Putin. But these are far from the … Continue reading 60 years after the Cuban Missile Crisis, nuclear threats are still not an option

high school students are supporting their peers in ways unimaginable when I was young

Students listen during a rally in support of inclusive Family Life Education outside of Luther Jackson Middle School in Falls Church, Virginia, on July 14, 2022.Eric Lee for The Washington Post via Getty Images High school students are supporting their peers in ways unimaginable when I was in high school. When I was in high … Continue reading high school students are supporting their peers in ways unimaginable when I was young

corporate greed and inflation

The United States Federal Reserve always uses the same blunt tool to combat inflation or even the remote threat of inflation--hiking interest rates. But this tool has always been based on an assumption that rarely has been true--that rising wages cause inflation. There can be many reasons for inflation. Most recently, pandemic-caused disruptions in the … Continue reading corporate greed and inflation

the great Russian interference hoax

Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's chief propagandist, said "If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it, and you will even come to believe it yourself." It's time to dismantle one of those oft-repeated lies. The truth is that the Democratic National Committee and US intelligence agencies are interfering in American elections. They aren't the only ones, but the DNC and US intelligence--with the help of most cable news channels and major newspapers--have been feeding Americans a steady diet of anti-Russia fearmongering. They are perpetrating a great Russian interference hoax with the explicit purpose of diverting American attention from ballot box machinations going on in this country. A global pandemic may have swept the globe, but we still face an election in November. However people may choose to vote, it is important that we discern fact from fiction as we make our choices at the ballot boxes.