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Early voting for Georgia's Senate runoffs may point to record turnout

Across Georgia, turnout in the opening week of early voting for two U.S. Senate runoffs has been robust and may even set records, despite ongoing Republican efforts to disqualify voters—efforts that courts keep rejecting.

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The key to the Senate majority could come down to these overlooked voters in Georgia

Immediately after Joe Biden's surprise victory in Georgia, analysts parsing voter turnout patterns concluded that many of the state's conservatives and independents have had enough of President Trump. Many pundits affirmed that conclusion by noting that Sen. David Perdue, the Republican incumbent, had won more votes than the president in Atlanta's tonier suburbs, a weather vane for the GOP.

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Inside the Iowa Democratic Party’s ‘boiler room’ meltdown

The app and software that failed to report and count the Iowa Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential caucus results were not the only miscalculation by the IDP and its vendor.

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Here are 11 things the Koch brothers didn’t want you to know

The mega-billionaire brothers, David and Charles Koch, stand apart in the world of Republicans.

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There are an estimated 30,000 uncounted votes in Georgia -- can officials possibly meet the Friday deadline?

Georgia’s Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp resigned as his state’s top election officer on Thursday, declaring victory over Democrat Stacey Abrams—before the vote counting was finished, let alone officially certified—and saying as governor-elect that he would now focus on his transition to higher office.

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Fascism will be on our doorstep if we don't act immediately: Yale historian

How close is President Donald Trump to following the path blazed by last century's tyrants? Could American democracy be replaced with totalitarian rule? There's enough resemblance that Yale historian Timothy Snyder, who studies fascist and communist regime change and totalitarian rule, has written a book warning about the threat and offering lessons for resistance and survival. The author of On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century talked to AlterNet's Steven Rosenfeld.

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Forget Facebook -- Twitter spreads lies and conspiracies faster than facts: report

The dark side of human nature is dominating the way politics is portrayed on social media, according to an unprecedented new study in Science that confirmed suspicions innuendo and conspiracies are outracing more humdrum facts and truth-telling on Twitter.

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America is at war with propaganda robots -- and the bots are winning by breaking us down psychologically

After the 2016 election, Timothy Snyder, a Yale historian specializing in totalitarian regimes in eastern Europe, wrote a heralded pamphlet titled On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century. Snyder warned what a Trump presidency could bring and suggested how to resist authoritarians. His latest book, The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe and America, describes how propaganda is being deployed by authoritarians in the U.S. and abroad with anti-democratic results. AlterNet's Steven Rosenfeld talked with Snyder about how vast slices of society in the U.S. and Europe have been left feeling powerless, and as they turn to social media and the internet, they are easily targeted by provocateurs. This dystopian landspace is today's political stage.

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The Republican Party is poised to lose its status as a qualified political party in DC

Republicans may currently rule Washington’s federal government, but inside the District of Columbia the party is somewhere between an endangered species and space alien.

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Treason or Treachery: President Trump's legal troubles are heading to Court -- and could backfire spectacularly

Ready or not, Americans will soon be subjected to a giant civics lesson and legal seminar courtesy of the least civics-minded president in modern times.

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A scenario as crazy as our president: Here's how Trump could fire Mueller and orchestrate own impeachment -- to grab more power

Could this be the future? Imagine this: President Trump and House Republicans strategically push to impeach Trump and clear him of everything Russia-related and otherwise before November’s elections, in order to increase their control over the national political narrative, bait and upstage Democrats, and drive their base to vote in record numbers.

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Trump turned Facebook into his 'megaphone' -- and here's how Republicans will game it again for the midterms

In politics, winning is everything. And the political consulting industry scours the victor’s tactics so they can be sold in the next election cycle, whether they worked, were happenstance, or a mix of the two.

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New book unmasks hidden history of how US corporations gained legal personhood that trumps your rights

American corporate power has never been stronger. It’s not just the Trump administration’s crusade to gut government regulation; the federal courts have increasingly been granting corporations liberty rights once held only by individuals. In his new book, We The Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights, UCLA constitutional law professor Adam Winkler traces the history of how corporate America has successfully waged a civil rights movement on its own behalf since the country’s earliest decades. AlterNet’s Steven Rosenfeld spoke to Winkler.

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Nationalist militias plan Saturday protest near Charlottesville to intimidate pro-immigrant rights lawyers

On Saturday, March 3, some of the same nationalist militia groups that took part in last year's Unite the Right rally-turned-riot in Charlottesville, Virginia, will converge on nearby Verona, a small town where the nationwide offices of a pro-immigrant and anti-white-supremacist law firm is located. AlterNet's Steven Rosenfeld spoke to Mike Donovan, the CEO of Nexus Caridades, about the nationalist militias targeting his civil rights firm, and his plans for a counter-protest.

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Here are 50 reasons why you despised George W. Bush's presidency

Let’s look at 50 reasons, some large and some small, why W. inspired so much anger.

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