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Radiolab - Null and Void. Trump and the Liberal Intelligentsia: a View from Europe. Why is voting in the US so difficult? iStock.

Why is voting in the US so difficult?

Donald Trump - The Disruptive President. 65 million years ago a meteor hit the earth.

Donald Trump - The Disruptive President

It turned the existing echo systems upside down and inside out and spelled the end of the dinosaurs. Out of all the mayhem mammals evolved the mammals that ultimately gave rise to human beings. In business we normally speak of disruptive technologies. Disruptive technologies are products, services and processes that create new markets. How Donald Trump has used social media to outplay his opponents. Aging Machines Will Mean More Long Lines To Vote, Experts Say. Is SCOTUS Too Powerful?

Election apps to help you make sense of your ballot. One app, BallotReady, was born out of the last midterm election.

Election apps to help you make sense of your ballot

“I knew who I was going to vote for at the top of the ballot, but I also knew my ballot was going to be long and there were offices that I didn’t really know what they did, like a water reclamation commissioner,” says Alex Niemczewski, now CEO of BallotReady. She pulled together information for herself, and realized that a similar tool could be broadly useful. US weapons systems can be 'easily hacked' Image copyright Getty Images Some of the most cutting-edge weapons in the US's military arsenal can be "easily hacked" using "basic tools", a government report has concluded.

US weapons systems can be 'easily hacked'

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) found "mission-critical" cyber-vulnerabilities in nearly all weapons systems tested between 2012 and 2017. That includes the newest F-35 jet as well as missile systems. In the report, Pentagon officials said they "believed their systems were secure", NPR reported. The committee's members expressed concerns about how protected weapon systems were against cyber-attacks. Spread The Vote. From the Pentagon Papers to Trump: How the government gained the upper hand against leakers. In October 1969, a national security official named Daniel Ellsberg began secretly photocopying 7,000 classified Vietnam War documents.

From the Pentagon Papers to Trump: How the government gained the upper hand against leakers

He had become increasingly frustrated with the systematic deception of top U.S. leaders who sought to publicly escalate a war that, privately, they knew was unwinnable. In March 1971 he leaked the documents – what would became known as the Pentagon Papers – to a New York Times reporter. The newspaper ended up publishing a series of articles that exposed tactical and policy missteps by three administrations on a range of subjects, from covert operations to confusion over troop deployments. In the decades since, the Pentagon Papers helped shape legal and ethical standards for journalistic truth-telling on matters of top secret government affairs in the United States.

How Facebook’s crackdown on propaganda also helps the propagandists. Home - Supreme Court of the United States. It’s True: Trump Is Lying More, and He’s Doing It on Purpose. Americans distrusted US democracy long before Trump's Russia problem. White House special counsel Robert Mueller recently issued 12 indictments alleging that Russian intelligence agents sought to tilt the vote in Donald Trump’s favor by hacking prominent Democrats during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.

Americans distrusted US democracy long before Trump's Russia problem

The Trump-Russia investigation has exposed flaws in the American democratic system – so much so that, according to many pundits, people now doubt not just the legitimacy of the Trump administration but the very foundations of the country’s political institutions. According to a July 2018 Brown University opinion poll, only 16 percent of Americans truly believe their vote matters. Just 4 percent think the government listens to their opinion. Trump to meet Putin in Helsinki for annual appraisal.

How Roe v. Wade changed the lives of American women. The recent announcement of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement has ignited widespread speculation about the future of Roe v.

How Roe v. Wade changed the lives of American women

Wade. Some analysts believe that a new appointment to the Supreme Court would mean a conservative justice, particularly one who is against abortion rights, will threaten the status of the law. The U.S. Hive: Latest News, In-Depth Articles & Opinion. "The Fourth Estate": Inside The New York Times Newsroom Coverage Of President Trump. Trump vs. the “Deep State” Two months after Donald Trump’s Inauguration, the White House took a sudden interest in a civil servant named Sahar Nowrouzzadeh.

Trump vs. the “Deep State”

At thirty-four, she was largely unknown outside a small community of national-security specialists. Nowrouzzadeh, born in Trumbull, Connecticut, grew up with no connection to Washington. Her parents had emigrated from Iran, so that her father could finish his training in obstetrics, and they hoped that she would become a doctor or, failing that, an engineer or a lawyer. But on September 11, 2001, Nowrouzzadeh was a freshman at George Washington University, which is close enough to the Pentagon that students could see plumes of smoke climb into the sky. She became interested in global affairs and did internships at the State Department and the National Iranian American Council, a Washington nonprofit. In 2014, she was detailed to the National Security Council, as an Iran specialist, and helped to broker the nuclear deal. Every President expects devotion. How Russian Facebook Ads Divided and Targeted US Voters Before the 2016 Election. President Trump has made 3,001 false or misleading claims so far.

Two big problems with American voting that have nothing to do with Russian hacking. Over the past year, the public discussion on election security and integrity has focused on concerns about foreign meddling in U.S. elections.

Two big problems with American voting that have nothing to do with Russian hacking

The evidence is still coming in about which countries did what to influence both the public and the election itself. The American people have been left with a vague sense of disquiet – that something untoward was likely attempted, the results of which are unknown. I first started studying election security during the lead-up to the 2004 presidential election, when researchers revealed serious security flaws in voting machines – and found out how hard their manufacturer would work to keep the problems secret.

Most of the efforts to protect elections have focused on technical cybersecurity to thwart hackers. AboveTopSecret.com - Conspiracy Theories, UFOs, Paranormal, Politcs, and other "alternative topics" - home page for Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives - Ballotpedia. This page details the lifetime voting records of members of Congress.

Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives - Ballotpedia

This information comes from GovTrack and is compiled here so that a comparison can be drawn between members of Congress and political parties. 113th Congress. Congressional Votes Database. Records of Joint Committees of Congress. (Record Group 128) 1789-1995 Overview of Records Locations Table of Contents. Congressional Record. Daily Digest Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Senate Chamber Action. What is Ghost Voting? (with picture) U.S. Senate: Senators of the 115th Congress. Federal Election Commission. Voter Registration. American Civil Liberties Union. Office of Congressional Ethics. The US Offfice of Government Ethics. Spinsanity - Countering rhetoric with reason. Candidates on the Issues. Citizen University. Fact-checking U.S. politics. DeepDrumpf (@DeepDrumpf) Brigade · The world's first network for voters. The National Security Archive.

Register to Vote. If you need to register to vote, visit Vote.USA.gov. Depending on your state’s voter registration rules, the site can help you: Register online. This is available for 31 states plus the District of Columbia.Download the National Mail Voter Registration Form (PDF, Download Adobe Reader). You can fill it out onscreen and print the completed form, or print the blank form and fill it out by hand. Committees. The White House. National Politics. Eisenhower warns us of the military industrial complex. Eisenhower's "Military-Industrial Complex" Speech Origins and Significance. Think Tank Watch.

Astroturf. Astroturf refers to apparently grassroots-based citizen groups or coalitions that are primarily conceived, created and/or funded by corporations, industry trade associations, political interests or public relations firms. Lobby Watch. Citizens Against Government Waste. Watch the latest video at <a href=" Introduction For the second time since Congress enacted an earmark moratorium beginning in fiscal year (FY) 2011, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) has found earmarks in the 12 appropriations bills funding the federal government. Home - Get Money Out Action. Lobbying. OpenSecrets.org: Money in Politics. Federal Election Commission Home Page. Create a Petition to Congress. U.S. Department of State Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) National Archives and Records Administration.