Richard Posner’s Law and Economics in Action

By: Sunday October 13, 2013 10:38 am

The law and economics movement has nothing to say about actual human beings in all their radiant glory.

 

Why Voter ID Laws Are Such a Big Deal

By: Wednesday August 15, 2012 7:51 am

Ever since Republicans won a big wave election in 2010 they have been putting in place all over the country new laws supposedly meant to address the essentially non-existent “problem” of in-person voter fraud. But such laws also tend to discourage “unlikely” voters from making the effort; this could have a significant effect on who wins the election.

Pennsylvania’s Voter ID law

By: Tuesday July 31, 2012 7:07 pm

What could be the reason that Republican governors (No Democratic governors are pressing for voter ID laws) are trying to get voter ID laws into place?

Lakeside Diner

By: Monday July 30, 2012 4:45 am

A variety of links to articles/interviews/speeches on current issues that may be of interest.

Study: Millions Could Face Hurdles Getting an ID to Vote

By: Wednesday July 18, 2012 10:20 am

With Republicans across the country pushing new photo ID requirements to vote this November, the Brennan Center for Justice has put out a new report that highlights the problems many low income Americans could face simply trying to obtain an ID to exercise their right to vote.

Kochs, Lies, and Videotape

By: Saturday March 31, 2012 5:20 pm

This week as I premiered my new film, Koch Brothers Exposed — the result of a year-long investigation on how two billionaires are using their wealth to corrupt democracy — Koch Industries has launched an attack on the film and me. The Kochs intimidate, they menace; they have a letter from their lawyer borderline threatening the media if it reports what’s in the film — and they always try to change the subject so their behavior can stay in the shadows: not only are they unwilling to accept my offer of a debate or interview, they also refuse to testify about their interest in the Keystone XL pipeline and may have to be dragged kicking and screaming into revealing their secret contributions to groups doing election work.

This time, the Kochs are using a technique I point out in the film: attacking to avoid dealing with the facts. They are dodging and distorting the truth to avoid confronting our findings on cancer, voting rights, civil rights, and more.

How? Let me count (some of) the ways.

Come Saturday Morning: Rachel Paulose’s Enabler, Mary Kiffmeyer, Pushing ALEC’s Vote-Suppression Bill Once Again

By: Saturday February 4, 2012 6:40 am

Today we’re looking at the anti-voter actions of Mary Kiffmeyer, former Minnesota Secretary of State, current Minnesota state representative, ALEC’s point woman in Minnesota, and longtime foe of nonwhite voters, college kids, or anyone else she thinks might not vote for Republicans.

Late Night FDL: Brain in a Blender

By: Wednesday October 19, 2011 8:00 pm

“Bradlee Dean wants it both ways: he wants to be a public and private citizen. Bradlee Dean wants to be a prominent, public figure when he broadcasts on AM 1280 every week and delivered a prayer at the Minnesota Legislature and gives speeches at Tea Party rallies. The courts should not grant him the same right to privacy that a private citizen enjoys. But, Bradlee Dean is too chicken to take criticism for his incendiary, bigoted statements he has made on his websites and on the public airways, so he and his ministry files complaints with the police, You Tube and with the courts.”

Nessy, Bumble and the Myth of Voter Fraud

By: Saturday June 4, 2011 9:00 am

In the middle of a budget crisis GOP finds new ways to both waste money and suppress voting rights.

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