Trump and the White House: the unraveling

Trump and the White House: the unraveling

As the countdown to 03 November moves forward, the more inflammatory the rhetoric from the White House and Trump surrogates. Although big picture “politics” include jobs (“the economy”) and the environment (regulatory rollback), COVID-19 is a constant refrain in the daily deluge. Might the deluge be the result of an anticipated unraveling, in other words, desperation? In the continuing saga of how COVID-19 has disrupted a mainstay of civic life, voting, 14 states have won a preliminary injunction against Postmaster General DeJoy.continue reading →
Voter suppression, misinformation and how they can rig democracy

Voter suppression, misinformation and how they can rig democracy

Notes from a presentation for CORE, a Corvallis, OR nonprofit that promotes community equity. During the pandemic, they host a monthly virtual meeting where passionate speakers with expertise help demystify current events or issues. Tonight, Jon Pincus and I will talk about voter suppression and disinformation in the context of the November general election.  This post will provide a link to the recording and resources for anyone interested in tools and techniques to identify disinformation. …continue reading →