Reading Time: 6 minutes Advocates who want Congress to do more to protect public health and safety, the environment, and our financial system, are gearing up for a tough four years. But new polling offers them some hope for the battles ahead.
Reading Time: 2 minutes This year, the US is getting coal in its stocking … and crude oil and natural gas produced by fracking. Lots of it.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Sometimes perspectives from afar tell us more than the chatter from Washington and New York. Here’s what some of the foreign media had to say about Donald Trump’s Electoral College triumph.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Will any of the people advising Trump dare to speak truth to power? And if so, will the new president ever listen? If the answer to both questions is “no,” then Trump will rule more like a monarch than a president.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Americans have been told that they can trust the election system and that recounts of paper ballots are one way to ensure its integrity. But how valuable are recounts really when officials and courts at all levels throw up roadblocks that prevent an accurate count?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Anti-Trump forces are pinning their last hopes on a revolt in the Electoral College next Monday. Could that actually happen?
Reading Time: 2 minutes Early fears that voting machines had been hacked were initially assuaged by assurances that the machines were not connected to the outside world. Now we learn otherwise.
Reading Time: < 1 minute WhoWhatWhy has filed a public records request with three Wisconsin counties seeking access to digital images of paper ballots from the recount. These counties — where Donald Trump got an unexpected surge of votes — chose to use optical scanners despite their notorious unreliability.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Why did so many people in Russia and its former republic of Kyrgyzstan visit government-affiliated websites in a small Wisconsin county? Were efforts afoot to probe security systems? With a recount in the close election, and questions about whether vote totals could be hacked, this is very interesting.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Why would 4,000 people show up to an election and end up not voting for the most important race? Some people don’t want you to know.