Odds and Ends — 31 July 2022
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Oh, the horrors.
The author gets snarkily indignant: “Democrats have long been unhappy with the electoral process, unless, of course, their candidate won. When their candidate loses, debate begins anew about how unfair the Electoral College is.”
Unless, of course.
Exactly how many times have Democrats not complained when their guy got into office by winning the E.C. but not the popular vote?
What do actual facts tell us?
Of the five times a President has gotten into office that way, four have been Republicans. One was a Whig. Zero were Democrats.
Oh, the horrors.
They have handed out Russian passports, cellphone numbers and set-top boxes for watching Russian television. They have replaced Ukrainian currency with the ruble, rerouted the internet through Russian servers and arrested hundreds who have resisted assimilation.
In ways big and small, the occupying authorities on territory seized by Moscow’s forces are using fear and indoctrination to compel Ukrainians to adopt a Russian way of life.
As Roger Stone prepared to stand trial in 2019, complaining he was under pressure from federal prosecutors to incriminate Donald Trump, a close ally of the president repeatedly assured Stone that ‘the boss’ would likely grant him clemency if he were convicted, a recording shows.
The boss. Where have I heard that before?
Election officials in three states refuse to sign off on primary results in a preview of likely November chaos
”The more people leave Donetsk region now, the fewer people the Russian army will have time to kill.”
Serendipitously, I clicked the wrong link and ended up here.
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