Jeremy Varon, Witness against Torture, at Dan Berrigan’s memorial

    I admire Jeremy Varon, Matt Daloiso and other participants in Witness against Torture, a movement that protests endless imprisonment and torture at Guantanamo.  Jeremy wrote to me about Daniel Berrigan’s memorial:     “Jeremy Varon here, the academic (new school) / activist (torture stuff) from New York.  I enjoyed greatly the Berrigan remembrnaces, especially …

Flames of Berrigans illumine properties

   Here are some thoughts on Daniel Berrigan.   In the late 1980s, I wrote Exchanges:                           exchanges                               1 come spring of orange tulips orange stamens napalm on Catonsville draft flames of Berrigans illumine properties quiet the cell help others read laundry/daffodils listen to burning footfalls beneath the voices …

3:AM Magazine: Joe Lenski and why initial exit polls are a test for fair elections in the usa

joe lenski and why initial exit polls are a test for fair elections in the usa By Alan Gilbert. Introduction: Two reforms, suggested by Lenski’s interviews, which would make elections fair. Firstly, an immediate reform: the US State Department/AID uses initial exit polling abroad to test the fairness of elections. This is exit polling done …

Poem: fotos

                                                                                              for Claudio and Jeanne 1.   Universidad de Concepcion                               Febrero, 2016 On the bus to Tome we pass the highcolumn armyheadquarters  estudiante por seis …

Initial exit polling is a check on stolen elections – or why, in any other country, the U.S. government would have blown the whistle on the New York primary…

This  piece, now revised, makes two decisive points which are not elsewhere in the literature:1)that the U.S. State Department uses initial exit polling as a test for the fairness of elections in 14 cases abroad. Initial exit polling is an easy check for fraud.  2) that in the US and in the US alone, the Edison Group …

Why Joe Lenski, Vice-President of Edison Group, can’t keep his story straight or why initial exit polls are a test for fair elections even in the United States

Introduction:  Two reforms, suggested by Lenski’s interviews, which would make elections fair         1. An immediate reform: the US State Department/AID uses initial exit polling abroad to test the fairness of elections.  This is exit polling done by employees of a poll company talking with randomly selected voters as they leave the …

Nate Silver’s 2008 debunking of exit polling which supposedly “overstated Obama’s performance in the primaries [against Hillary] by an average of 7 points”

       In 2008, Nate Silver did a reasonable job predicting the actual results in different states, combining and assessing the work of other pollsters (he doesn’t do polling, himself).  He was then lionized in the commercial press, and published a column in the New York Times.  On November 4, 2008, on 538 blog, …