The Spirit of '76

Brand-new book from author interviewed on "Fresh Air"

Friday, September 28, 2018

New Twitter Account Details Women's Reluctance to Report Assault

A new Twitter account and hashtag (#whyididntreport) is telling the stories of women and the trauma associated with sexual assault crimes. 

As drama unfolds in Washington, America struggles to find a constructive way forward.   The voices of  the women themselves seems to be a good place to start.

"Why I Didn't Report" Twitter Account

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Travel Through North Carolina "Not Advised"

"'s so bad that the state transportation department gave this notice... : 'Travel not advised in or through North Carolina.'"

-- MSN News today

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Affidavit in Brief

The Musical Patriot has seen voter suppression, mostly by Republicans, to be verifiable fact and a very large problem.  The evidence for this statement can be found below -- and elsewhere.

Sunday, September 09, 2018

Republican Operatives in Huge Voter Suppression Effort

T he New York Times  today printed an important article entitled, "The Voter Fraud Lie," on the first page of the Sunday Review section.  This article by Carol Anderson, professor at Methodist-affiliated Emory University in Atlanta, details in significant detail what the Republicans learned from the 2000 election fiasco.

As long-time readers of this blog know, Republicans have raised the false flag of alarm against so-called voter fraud.  This supposed pervasive problem exists on a miniscule scale with most offenses being the result of malfeasance rather than turpitude.   What long-time readers may also recall is that the lie of wide-spread voter fraud is one of only nine methods of vote manipulation used by the now-corrupted Republican Party.

My only criticism of the article is ending it with two sentences which leave us as voters in a most precarious position.  For voters are fighting back all across the country, legislatively, in courts, and even door to door.

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Bill Clinton Warns on Rising Nationalism

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