Friday, July 30


Today has another must read from Paul Krugman, near the end are some juicy bits:

In short, the triumph of the trivial is not a trivial matter. The failure of TV news to inform the public about the policy proposals of this year's presidential candidates is, in its own way, as serious a journalistic betrayal as the failure to raise questions about the rush to invade Iraq.

P.S.: Another story you may not see on TV: Jeb Bush insists that electronic voting machines are perfectly reliable, but The St. Petersburg Times says the Republican Party of Florida has sent out a flier urging supporters to use absentee ballots because the machines lack a paper trail and cannot "verify your vote."

I have considered this tactic for a number of reasons ok, maybe two. Say you want to help watch the polls in a battleground state, and keep an eye out for hanky panky. Or you live in a touch screen precinct and are not confident that your vote will be counted, (the republicans in Florida agree with me-whodathunkit). If this is not an indictment of paperless eledtronic voting, I don't know what is. Shout it to the skies friends.

If you haven't already check out the rest of the column.