The BRAD BLOG http://bradblog.com Because it's not about Right or Left, it's about Right and Wrong! Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:58:18 +0000 http://backend.userland.com/rss092 en NSA Hacking Tools in the Wild and Hackable Election Systems in the U.S.: 'BradCast' 8/23/2016 Today on The BradCast, exceedingly powerful hacking tools from the NSA make their way to the black market as concerns about hackable U.S. election systems continue to raise concerns just weeks before our next Presidential Election. [Audio link to the show posted at end of article below.] A shadowy hacking organization, ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11817 'Green News Report' - August 23, 2016 IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Media criticized for their slow response to Louisiana flood disaster; Louisiana flooding could accelerate spread of the Zika virus; PLUS: A tale of two Arctics -- Native American tribe forced to move, while luxury cruises are just getting started... All that and more in today's Green ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11816 'What Do You Have to Lose?': 'BradCast' 8/22/2016 Donald Trump's newly celebrated 'pivot' to becoming a 'maturity' as a Presidential candidate, as declared by some Republicans and some in the corporate media, may be far less of a 'pivot' than he and his surrogates are pretending, especially in his new attempts to woo African-American voters. On today's BradCast [audio ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11815 Sunday Toons of the Makeover Moment You will have at least two... * * * 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=11813 Three Daves to Make Your (Political) Day: 'BradCast' 8/19/2016 On today's BradCast, guest hosted by Angie Coiro, we discuss how multinational corporations avoid taxes (and what to do about it). Then David Dayen brings us his award-winning book on the mortgage swindle, Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud. First up, David Atkins from ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11812 6th Circuit Panel Upholds Right to 'Straight-Party' Voting In Michigan, Republican AG Vows to Appeal This week, in yet another setback for GOP voter suppression efforts, the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeal upheld a District Court preliminary injunction that prevented Michigan Republicans from eliminating "straight-party" voting in the Great Lake State. It did so because it found that the plaintiffs in Michigan State ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11810 DoJ Announces 'End' of Private For-Profit Federal Prison System; Plus: GOP 'Civil War' vs. Reality: 'BradCast' 8/18/2016 Shockingly good news on today's BradCast, following today's remarkable announcement by the U.S. Dept. of Justice that they are working to end the federal government's "use of privately operated prisons". After that, you may want to pop up some popcorn to best enjoy the rest of today's program. [Audio link to ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11811 'Green News Report' - August 18, 2016 IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another massive new wildfire forces evacuations for 80,000 in Southern California; Obama Administration issues new rules for heavy duty trucks; New report finds eliminating fossil fuel subsidies won't raise gas prices; PLUS: America gets its first-ever offshore wind farm... All that and more in today's Green ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11809 Send in the Clowns: Trump Staff Shake-Up, NC's Vote Suppression Hail Mary: 'BradCast' 8/17/2016 On today's BradCast, Trump turns to a Rightwing 'news' blogger with no experience in national elections to help him save his campaign, and North Carolina Republicans further reveal their desperation to keep Democrats away from the voting booth this November. [Audio link posted at bottom of article.] But first, California continues ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11808 NC Files for Emergency Stay of Unlawful, Racially Discriminatory Voter Suppression Law at SCOTUS North Carolina has now filed a last gasp attempt with the U.S. Supreme Court to keep a racially discriminatory voter suppression law in place for the November general election. The state's Hail Mary -- or, perhaps, Hail Justice Roberts -- emergency petition is unlikely to succeed. As we reported late last ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11806