North Carolina Is Getting A Do-Over Election | FiveThirtyEight

After months of investigations and media reports into possible absentee-ballot fraud, we finally have a decision in the disputed election in the North Carolina 9th Congressional District: There will be a new election. This will be the first time that a congressional election has been redone since 1975. On Thursday, the North Carolina State Board […]

Roger Stone, Russian Hackers, and the Rule of Law – Musing about law, books, and politics

So Roger Stone had a bit of a tantrum yesterday. He’s angry because he was assigned to a judge he doesn’t want. What’s really happening is that Rule of Law is colliding with Cult of Leadership. — Read on terikanefield-blog.com/roger-stone-russian-hackers-and-the-rule-of-law/

The National Emergencies Act Is Not a Blank Check | Constitutional Accountability Center

Some have suggested that the biggest problems the President will face are the limitations imposed in the other statutes that are triggered once a national emergency is declared.  And they’re not wrong to point to those limitations: many of those statutes do significantly limit what the President can ultimately do. But there may be a […]

Shifting Gears on Automation

Rural residents, who make up about 20% of the U.S. population, are more vulnerable than urban counterparts to job change and potential job loss due to automation, artificial intelligence, and technological change. According to a new report, America at Work, released today by Walmart, the 190 million Americans who live outside of major metro areas […]

Fyre Festival Was a Huge Scam. Is Netflix’s Fyre Documentary a Scam, Too? | The New Republic

Now, documents show that the CEO of FuckJerry, Mick Purzycki, who was a producer of Fyre, also claimed to have “final cut” over the documentary while it was being put together. Though his editing authority was later “superseded by the distribution agreement where the final cut was with the director,” according to Netflix, the way […]

NM governor withdraws most National Guard troops from border | TheHill

“I reject the federal contention that there exists an overwhelming national security crisis at the southern border, along which are some of the safest communities in the country,” said Lujan Grisham in a statement Tuesday. “However, I recognize and appreciate the legitimate concerns of residents and officials in southwestern New Mexico, particularly Hidalgo County, who […]