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Orange Resigns Over Second Job, Others Carry On

Today is Vincent Orange’s first official day heading up the D.C. Chamber of Commerce. It’s also his last as a member of the D.C. Council. The latter is not by choice. Orange, who lost his reelection bid in June, was … Continue reading

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The ‘Rigged’ Primary Debates

This is the fourth of a four-part series on the presidential debates. [Part 1, Part 2, Part 3] Democrats and Republicans seized control of the televised presidential debates nearly thirty years ago. Since then, the general election debates have become increasingly dry, … Continue reading

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Can Jill Stein and Gary Johnson Crash the Debates?

This is the third in a four-part series on the presidential debates. [Part 1, Part 2] Ever since Democrats and Republicans seized control of the televised presidential debates, third party candidates haven’t fared well. But in this ‘Year of the … Continue reading

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How Third Parties are Kept Out of Presidential Debates

This is the second in a four-part series on the televised presidential debates. [Part 1] When Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off next month for their first debate, it’s unlikely a third candidate will join them. That’s by design, … Continue reading

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How the Presidential Debates Became ‘a Fraud on the American Voter’

This is the first in a four-part series on the televised presidential debates. With the Democratic and Republican nominees selected, the presidential debates are just around the corner. The venues and dates for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s three bouts … Continue reading

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CNN’s Trump Problem

Donald Trump’s improbable political rise has been fueled by the unprecedented free media he’s received, particularly from the cable news networks. “When you look at cable television, a lot of the programs are 100 percent Trump,” explained Trump. Among cable … Continue reading

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The Washington Post Has an Uber Problem

(Published at The Huffington Post) In May of this year an Uber driver was charged with attempted murder of two Montgomery County police officers. After dramatically displaying the suspect’s 20-foot-long rap sheet, local ABC7-WJLA reporter Kevin Lewis, who broke the story, asked … Continue reading

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“The Most Corrupt Politician in DC?” [VIDEO]

In other states officials go to jail for serious conflicts of interest. In D.C. Jack Evans is cruising unopposed to reelection. This was the subject of TheFightBack‘s most recent story (also at Huffington Post). In response, RJ Eskow, host of The Zero Hour, interviewed TheFightBack‘s Pete Tucker. … Continue reading

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Some Go to Jail – Not Jack Evans

(Published at Huffington Post) In New York, two top legislators will soon be reporting to prison. Virginia’s former governor is trying to avoid two years behind bars. Meanwhile in D.C., despite similar conflicts of interest, Jack Evans is cruising to … Continue reading

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Washington Post attacks Edwards with ‘identity politics’

The Washington Post worked hard to defeat Donna Edwards, then wasted no time crafting a narrative to explain her loss. “Lesson from Edwards’s loss: ‘It shouldn’t be about race,’” read a Post headline on election night. Edwards’ defeat shows “the … Continue reading

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