general election

New California Law Makes Spreading Vote-By-Mail Misinformation a Crime

LOS ANGELES (CNS)—A newly signed state law authored by a Southland legislator makes spreading misinformation about voting by mail a misdemeanor criminal offense. Senate Bill 739 (SB 739) was signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sept. 18 and took effect immediately as an urgency measure.…

The Great British Humbling

“The cretinous stupidity of it!” snaps the tragic hero in Joseph Roth’s The Radetzky March as he faces up to his likely death in a duel over his wife’s honor. He did not want the fight and no longer loves his wife anyway, but the…

The Deadline That Could Hand Trump the Election

Many Americans know that counting all of the votes in this November’s presidential election is going to take extra time. Few people realize there’s a specific deadline by which states must finish. The 1887 Electoral Count Act seems like an obscure piece of political trivia.…

Where the Pandemic Is Cover for Authoritarianism

This month, two young men stood outside a high-end Hong Kong shopping mall, clutching bouquets of white flowers as they held a memorial for a protester who had died nearby last year. The event, like any marking the milestones or memories of the prodemocracy movement,…

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