Investigation proves there was no cyberattack on the FCC

Following a full investigation by the Federal Communication Commission’s inspector general, what was believed to be a cyberattack on the FCC filing system last May was not a cyberattack at all. Nope. Instead, it was a combination of a drastic increase in traffic (see democracy in action) and flaws in the system’s design. On May … Continue reading Investigation proves there was no cyberattack on the FCC

Rick Gates: I committed bank and tax fraud at Paul Manafort’s direction

Rick Gates was on the witness stand today in the trial of Paul Manafort, he confirmed that he committed crimes with Manafort, and embezzled “hundreds of thousands” of dollars. “Did you commit crimes with Mr. Manafort?” the prosecutor asked. “Yes,” Gates responded. Gates, who is a former business partner of Manafort, testified that he joined … Continue reading Rick Gates: I committed bank and tax fraud at Paul Manafort’s direction

Senate Republicans Vote Against Increased Funds for Election Security

States have been asking the federal government to provide more funding in order to increase security in voting systems in the lead up to the 2018 elections, but Republicans in Congress refuse to do it. Today, an amendment to allocate $250 million for election security was rejected by the Senate on partisan lines. Senator Patrick Leahy who … Continue reading Senate Republicans Vote Against Increased Funds for Election Security

Look at the Headlines! Bernie Sanders’s Medicare-for-all Plan Will Cost $32 trillion

$32 trillion. That is how much federal spending would increase over 10 years under Bernie Sanders’s Medicare-for-all bill, according to a brand-new estimate from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Wait Mercatus? Yes, Koch funded Mercatus came up with this estimate, but wait, that might actually be alright. Stick with me here. That sure does sound … Continue reading Look at the Headlines! Bernie Sanders’s Medicare-for-all Plan Will Cost $32 trillion

Does Rudy Giuliani Understand What Rudy Giuliani Is Saying In This Fox News Interview?

https://youtu.be/JuDryZ_6JL8 President Trump's lawyer called into "Outnumbered" to try to explain why he denied Trump attended a pre-Trump-Tower planning meeting in July 2016, even though no one else had reported that such a meeting took place. Confused? So were the Trump friendly hosts at Fox News who found themselves utterly baffled as Rudy tried to cleanup … Continue reading Does Rudy Giuliani Understand What Rudy Giuliani Is Saying In This Fox News Interview?

The Housing Market in America is Imploding

Big housing markets are showing signs of trouble. From Denver to San Jose to Austin to Portland to Seattle, house prices are slumping, inventories are skyrocketing and economist Robert Shiller (famous for spotting bubbles before they burst) says "This could be the very beginning of a turning point." The most reasonable explanation? Housing prices are unsustainably … Continue reading The Housing Market in America is Imploding

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Inspires Terror in Conservative Columnist

https://youtu.be/IQgI4OeP37M Colbert does a great job tearing through the ridiculous logic behind a conservative columnists response to attending an Ocasio-Cortez speech. I love this line: “Jesus didn’t say - look, I’d heal your leprosy, but you’re out of the network.” How do we “immunize” the right wing base against some of these ridiculous ideas. “Healthcare … Continue reading Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Inspires Terror in Conservative Columnist

It’s Obvious, Hackers Changed Votes in the 2016 Election

Evidence Shows Hackers Changed Votes in the 2016 Election But No One Will Admit It, If you haven't already read Michael Harriot's story over at The Root, do so now. I'll wait. Some stand out bits there: Around the time of the 21-state breach, a technician at the Center for Election Systems, the Georgia firm … Continue reading It’s Obvious, Hackers Changed Votes in the 2016 Election