The BRAD BLOG http://bradblog.com Because it's not about Right or Left, it's about Right and Wrong! Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:47:36 +0000 http://backend.userland.com/rss092 en Why I Anonymously Wrote an Election Integrity Novel in 2008, and Why I'm 'Anonymous' No More During the process of building support for turning my novel Cassandra, Chanting into a movie (working title Ballot Holes), several have asked me why I published Cassandra anonymously in 2008. In Cassandra, I imagined foreign powers infiltrating voting machine companies to steal a presidential election…not because they care who ... http://bradblog.com/?p=12262 Sunday Toons of the 'Many Sides' Moment * * * Perry Dorrell blogs as PDiddie at Brains and Eggs, usually on topics concerning the strange brew of Texas politics. He's also on Twitter @PDiddie. http://bradblog.com/?p=12264 The 25th for 45?; Plus: Bannon Out and Over One Million Chicago Voter Records Exposed (Again): 'BradCast' 8/18/2017 On today's BradCast, another tumultuous week, another White House firing, another major election system breach and another look at how it all could end. [Audio link follows below.] White House Chief Strategist -- and once and future head of the far-right fake 'news' outlet Breitbart -- is fired after yet another ... http://bradblog.com/?p=12261 Fighting for Free Speech For and Against Nazis, Trump, and Israel: 'BradCast' 8/17/2017 On today's BradCast: Constitutional free political speech matters, especially speech we may disagree with. There's seems to be a lot of confusion about that of late. [Audio link to show follows below.] But first today, after breaking news on Thursday's deadly terror attack in Barcelona, new evidence, via Steve Bannon of ... http://bradblog.com/?p=12260 'Green News Report' - August 17, 2017 IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Trump revokes Obama's executive order protecting the nation's infrastructure from floods; July 2017 was the hottest July on record, and the hottest month ever; Monday's total solar eclipse to have big impact on solar energy generation; PLUS: National monuments on the chopping block in unprecedented monument ... http://bradblog.com/?p=12259 After Charlottesville, Trump's Presser: Something Happening Here?: 'BradCast' 8/16/2017 On today's BradCast: Is something happening here? Finally? [Audio link to show follows below.] Following Donald Trump's insane press conference at Trump Tower on Tuesday, during which he vociferously equated neo-Nazis and White Supremacists with those who oppose them -- just days after the murder of a counter-protester by an apparent ... http://bradblog.com/?p=12258 Federal Lawsuits Challenge Indiana's Wildly Disparate Precinct, Early Voting Site Laws In two separate federal lawsuits, Common Cause v Marion County Board of Elections (May 2, 2017) and Indiana NAACP v. Lawson (Aug. 9, 2017), both challenging restrictions on voting rights in Indiana, civil rights organizations have sought to block what they describe as unconstitutional Republican schemes that, with "surgical precision", ... http://bradblog.com/?p=12252 Pathway to Peace with North Korea? Also: New CBO Health Care Report Undercuts Trump Threat: 'BradCast' 8/15/2017 On today's BradCast: Digging deeper and/or trying to catch up with the runaway news on North Korea, Charlottesville and Trump's continuing threats to radically undermine the Affordable Care Act. [Audio link to show follows below.] Among the (many) stories covered on today's show: A faint glimmer of hope for peace -- or ... http://bradblog.com/?p=12257 'Green News Report' - August 15, 2017 IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hundreds dead in massive Sierra Leone mudslide triggered by torrential rains; This year's Gulf of Mexico dead zone is largest on record; 124 degrees for ten days straight in Iraq, as scientists warn 'super heat waves' to get more frequent across globe; Fossil fuel industry gets ... http://bradblog.com/?p=12256 Making America Hate Again: From Charlottesville to Oklahoma to the White House and Back Again: 'BradCast' 8/14/2017 On today's BradCast, the disturbing and tragic weekend events in Charlottesville, how they came about, the failure by Donald Trump to single out white nationalism in their wake, and what some former domestic extremists are trying to do about it all. And, the world remains on edge of war as ... http://bradblog.com/?p=12255