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Why the Press Ignores Election Fraud

There is much hand-wringing in Washington, D.C., lately, about apparent wrongdoing and law breaking by various intelligence agencies. Also, during the Bush and Obama eras, the N.S.A. and, no doubt, others in the intelligence apparatus went outside the bounds of the U.S. Constitution to spy on law-abiding, American-born citizens doing nothing to attract attention other than expressing dissent about government actions, or politically opposing particular administrations.  So if these agencies can so blithely ignore laws with relative immunity, who is to say that they were not behind at least some, if not most, of the electoral irregularities that have been rumored about in the last 10 years?  The mainstream press rarely mentions or makes a big deal about election fraud in the United States despite consistent rumors and evidence of the fact of it, and the reason for this negligence is that the press, which after all is a cog of the corporate machine, realizes that the whole concept of bei…

The Corrupt Supreme Court

GOVERNMENT BY OLIGARCHY
The Roberts Court, which had already been roundly criticized and condemned for their Citizens United decision that opened the floodgates to devaluating the already weak federal and state election finance laws, just doubled down on their ineptitude, and contempt for democracy this week with a similar decision, and finished the job of letting America's oligarchy have all but complete control of the government.  In other words, 5 of 9 judges on the Court, Roberts, Kennedy, Scalia, Thomas and Alito just told the common public that they don't care whether anybody likes that their decision pretty much enshrines fascism in the United States, or that their activist "law-making" goes hypocritically against the strict constructionism that this so-called conservative wing of the Court were once reputed to have endorsed.  It was only a few days ago that some billionaire Nevadan had high profile Republican contenders for president groveling at his feet, an…

The New Elections

As usual, the 9th Congressional District of Washington will likely have several challengers to Congressman Adam Smith, but none of them have worked harder than me to qualify for the General Election, as August's Top 2 Primary will decide.  I don't sit in offices reading polls or making commercials on TV, nor do corporatists send me money that would enable me to do that.  After all, I am the candidate of the common woman and man.  Other than during the Thanksgiving Day to Christmas season and most of the winter, I actually get out amongst the people nearly every single day, shake hands and campaign.  The people actually know me from seeing me in person in the 9th Congressional District, and come August they are going to select me as the challenger to Adam Smith.  I haven't decided exactly what party name I will run under, but it will have the word "Commons" in it, which has a double entendre meaning: namely, those institutions and infrastructures of society in whi…