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Last Night Showed Establishment Is Still Powerful and the Castle Walls Are High

March 5, 2020 - 3:06am

Super Tuesday’s voting is completed. California and Maine are still waiting to be called. Even absent those totals, there is but one conclusion to be reached: Joe Biden performed beyond anyone’s wildest expectations. His surprising wins in Texas, Massachusetts and Minnesota, combined with a sweep of the southern states, changed the dynamics of this primary campaign from top to bottom.

Some Election-Related Sites Still Run on Software Older Than Many High Schoolers

March 4, 2020 - 3:43am

The Richmond, Virginia, website that tells people where to vote and publishes election results runs on a 17-year-old operating system. Software used by election-related sites in Johnston County, North Carolina, and the town of Barnstable, Massachusetts, had reached its expiration date, making security updates no longer available.

Sanders Will Likely Win Super Tuesday. The Question Is How Badly Biden Loses.

March 4, 2020 - 2:53am

Joe Biden has had a nice couple of days for himself. His big win in the South Carolina primary — Biden’s first such victory in three presidential attempts — at least temporarily revived his sagging nomination hopes. His allies in the media have been celebrating, and his large donors have returned to the fold, at least for now.

Bloomberg Wants to Woo Black Voters, But We Remember His Reign of Terror

February 29, 2020 - 2:23am

The Democratic primary race for president has taken an interesting and disturbing turn as we approach the South Carolina primary and Super Tuesday. It’s nothing new to say that money runs politics. Still, we have now reached a new level where self-funded billionaires are distorting what’s left of a faulty U.S. democratic system.