The Comey Non-Story and the Problem of Meta-Scandals

9 November 2016 — FAIR

NYT: Emails in Anthony Weiner Inquiry Jolt Hillary Clinton's CampaignHillary Clinton has been the subject of many scandals—some legitimate, some with a mix of fact and fantasy. But last week a “scandal” emerged that was created by media entirely out of whole cloth.

On October 28, FBI Director James Comey dropped a “bombshell” on Clinton, informing congressional committee chairs that his agency had found more emails “pertinent to the investigation” of her private email server, and was looking into the matter. Just like that, chaos broke out, and the entire presidential election hung in the balance.

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Black Agenda Report for November 9, 2016: Dump the Dems For Good, Crisis & Decline of US Empire, Running Green in Maryland

9 November 2016 — Black Agenda Report

Freedom Rider: Dump the Democrats for Good

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley
Donald Trump, the white nationalist that claimed to oppose the corporate establishment, appears to have won the U.S. presidency. But, “even the victory of the openly bigoted Trump poses an opportunity to right our political ship.” The Democrats were not “our” party, but the party that thought they owned us. Their “rejection must be complete and blame must be laid squarely at their feet” for raising those chickens that have come home to roost. Continue reading

Vote machines audit function disabled—and worse By Greg Palast

9 November 2016 — Greg Palast

Greg Palast on the ground in the battleground state of Ohio: where he finds three ways the vote is, indeed, “rigged” – but FOR the GOP. 

Watch Palast’s report for Democracy Now with Amy Goodman.

And, today, Election Day, and tomorrow only, stream Palast’s new movie for free, “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy:  a tale of Billionaires & Ballot Bandits.’  [Otherwise get it from Amazon or Vimeo]

[Columbus, Ohio, Election Day 2016.] For two decades, computer touch-screen voting machines have been derided as “push and pray” voting.  You had to take it on faith that the machine records your vote as you intend.  The machines lacked a “paper record” to audit and recount.
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War, Elections, and the Morning After: Selected Articles

9 November 2016 — Global Research

Race and Class in America: Social Unrest and Political Tensions in the Wake of the 2016 Elections

By Abayomi Azikiwe, November 08 2016

Irrespective of who wins the poll on November 8 it will not resolve the ongoing social and racial tensions in the U.S. Neither candidate has been seriously questioned by corporate journalists in regard to their specific policy proposals related to concrete conditions facing the majority of people inside the country.

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