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  • There’s Finally a Persuasive Case of Election Fraud, and Republicans Don’t Care (N. Carolina)

    12/06/2018 10:50:27 AM PST · by Signalman · 16 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 12/6/2018 | David A. Graham
    <p>With the race between North Carolina Republican Governor Pat McCrory and Democrat Roy Cooper down to a razor-thin margin, Republicans filed claims of voter fraud with county boards of election around the state. The GOP was aiming to delegitimize Cooper’s lead and to legitimize years of effort to overhaul voting laws to make them more restrictive, claiming serious fraud.</p>
  • Trump’s Unusual Strategy on Kavanaugh Worked

    10/04/2018 3:03:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 4, 2018 | David A. Graham
    The White House’s expected victory in getting Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to the Supreme Court is in part a product of an unusual approach by President Trump: restraint. While the president has a tendency to lash out when he doesn’t get what he wants immediately, he approached allegations of sexual misconduct against his nominee with unusual calmness. Rather than go on the offensive, the White House allowed the allegations to play out within tightly circumscribed grounds. For example, the president publicly greenlit an FBI probe but secretly set limits that made sure it would be fast and shallow. Only as Kavanaugh’s...
  • We're Watching an Anti-Democratic Coup Unfold

    09/05/2018 4:40:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 141 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 5, 2018 | David A. Graham
    Acts of sabotage against the president are perilous to the American system of government. They're also self-serving. The title of Bob Woodward’s new book, Fear, contains a multitude of meanings. For one thing, it describes the attitude of many of President Trump’s own aides toward his judgment. It’s not just that many sources were willing to tell Woodward damaging stories about Trump: The most stunning examples are those where top aides reportedly thwarted his will. Even more stunning is an anonymous op-ed published in The New York Times Wednesday afternoon written by a purported “senior official in the Trump administration.”...
  • Pravda on the Plains: Indiana's New Propaganda Machine(Comrade Pence)

    01/27/2015 11:59:12 AM PST · by Gipper08 · 14 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 1/27/2015 | David A. Graham
    Sometimes you can't believe what you read in the press. Can you imagine, for example, that a Republican governor with a reputation as a small-government conservative would try to launch a government-run news service to disseminate information under the guise of journalism? Oh ... wait: Gov. Mike Pence is starting a state-run taxpayer-funded news outlet that will make pre-written news stories available to Indiana media, as well as sometimes break news about his administration,