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DHS will Help States Make Sure Elections Can’t be Hacked

Florida Recount

Last Sunday’s New York Times review section dismissed GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s contention that the election would be rigged if he didn’t win, but correctly noted results are subject to hackers. Voting machines, especially those connected to the Internet, fall under a category of products called the Internet of Things (IoT); if you have…

Super Tuesday for Trump and Hillary

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Super Tuesday is here and the good news is when the Wednesday morning sun rises, both major parties will have clear frontrunners that are almost impossible to stop.  For Bernie Sanders fans, celebrate his decisive win in Vermont which has far fewer people than OC.  Hillary wins every other state pretty decisively. For Republicans, it…

SAUSD Trustee Ceci Inglesias declares war on Teachers

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We’ve been trying to get to this story for a while and it just keeps getting better. Santa Ana Unified Trustee Ceci Iglesias, who is a staffer for Republican State Senator Bob Huff, has decided it’s the fault of SAUSD teachers that Santa Ana’s school kids do poorly on standardized tests. She’s taken to social…

Uniting Orange County? Good Luck with That

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The Orange County Sunday’s Register sits between the Sunday LA Times and NY Times on my kitchen table.  If my daughter sees me reading the Opinion pages, she asks me if I’ve taken my blood pressure medicine first.  The Register opinion pages each Sunday are consistent in two ways — columns shill for Republicans or…

Should Obama Pardon Bush/Cheney for War Crimes?

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I posed this question on Facebook last week and my feed exploded, so why not here?  Shortly before President Bush was to step down from office in late 2008 early 2009, there was a subtle campaign by conservatives to have Bush pardon certain government officials for war crimes related to Enhanced Interrogation Techniques, or something…