Turning Workers into Robots

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From the Washington Post: Contract lawyers face a growing invasion of surveillance programs that monitor their work Excerpts: “But for Anidi and other lawyers, they serve as a dehumanizing reminder that every second of their workday is rigorously probed and analyzed: After verifying their identity, the software judges their level of attention or distraction and kicks them out of their …

The “Cancel Culture”: Liberals Who Mirror Image Trumpists

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The so-called Cancel culture is becoming all too real, notwithstanding Republican and right-wing efforts to magnify its impact. Some recent examples: Yale Law student told to apologize over a party inviteHow one invitation sent Yale around the bend An American professor was fired for showing Othello to his studentsA Professor’s Apology for Showing a Film With Blackface IndieDems Comment I …

Columnist Says Supreme Court Term Limits Not the Answer

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Supreme Court term limits wouldn’t solve anything IndieDems Comment: What a bunch of balderdash in pursuit of so much hogwash. All you have to do is look at today’s Court, created by the current rules, to see the fallacy of Wilkinson’s argument. The Justices who constitute a majority were appointed by presidents who failed to win a majority vote. They …

Trump Lap Dog Nikki Haley: Hypocrite of Hypocrites

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Twice in recent months the Washington Post has published op-ed columns by Nikki Haley, who served two years as Donald Trump’s United Nations Ambassador. On August 21: America must not recognize the Taliban. On October 19: If Biden won’t fight China’s importing of Iranian oil, Congress should. IndieDems Comment: This fulfilled IndieDems predictions since her resignation in from the UN …

Supreme Court Justice Barrett’s Spurious Claim that the Court Is Non-Partisan

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In a speech on September 12, 2021, Amy Coney Barrett, the latest appointee to the Supreme Court, denied the idea that the Justices render decisions based on their political ideologies and outlook. She said the Justices were not “political hacks” and whatever differences they had were based on “judicial philosophies,” not on politics. IndieDems Comment: Good luck with an argument, …

The Hypocrisy Behind the Catholic Opposition to Abortion

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On September 5, 2021, the Washington Post published an op-ed by Salvatore J. Cordileone, the Catholic archbishop of San Francisco, titled “Our duty to challenge Catholic politicians who support abortion rights.” IndieDems Comment: Why do we never hear a sermon or read an op-ed by a member of the Catholic hierarchy saying that Catholics have a duty to challenge politicians …

Trump Apologist Comments on Gen. Milley Flap

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A Washington Post Columnist has little use for Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Milley’s messages to China on possible Trump moves to start a war: Both sides have it wrong about Milley and China IndieDems Comment: What another piece of hogwash from the blinkered, inside-the-Capital-beltway crowd. Another know-nothing know-it-all repeats their mantra that supposedly shows their superior knowledge …

Democrat Patty Durand Runs for GA Public Service Commission

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Democratic environmentalist and consumer advocate Patty Durand is running in the 2022 campaign for a seat on the Georgia Public Service Commission. The PSC regulates Georgia’s public utilities: electric, gas, telecommunications and transportation. The PSC has a direct impact on Georgians’ pocket books, particularly their gas and electric bills. The commission is composed of five popularly elected members who serve …

Lawyers Create Group to Provide Legal Aid to Election Officials Under Republican Attack

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Democrats, spread the word about our new ally fighting Republican electoral fraud State election officials came under legal and political attack in last year’s elections by Republicans attempting to subvert the electoral process. One of the most despicable examples happened in Georgia when President Trump phoned Secretary of State Raffensperger and pressured him to illegally change the vote count in …