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Vaccine Ultimatums Work, But is “COVID-fascism” Right? | Steve Berman

Vaccine Ultimatums Work, But is “COVID-fascism” Right? | Steve Berman

It’s October 1st, the date many healthcare organizations have set as a deadline for workers to get vaccinated or get fired. The overwhelming response is that hesitant workers are choosing vaccination. This should be no surprise. When asked in a survey, refuseniks say they’ll leave if forced to get the shot, but as NPR noted, in reality they …

Georgia Voter ID is Raci…Oops, Nevermind | Steve Berman

Georgia Voter ID is Raci…Oops, Nevermind | Steve Berman

On Wednesday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution buried a story on Page B1, the Metro section, with a tiny box above the UPC barcode at the bottom of the front page. Fewer Georgia voters lack a driver’s license or state ID than initially reported by state election officials, leaving 2% of registered voters without an ID number for …

Treachery in the GOP | Steve Berman

Treachery in the GOP | Steve Berman

The GOP is in greater danger of crackup, long term, than the squabbling Democrats. Want proof? Thousands of eager supporters continue to gather publicly to hear former President Donald Trump, along with his standard coterie of conspiracy-flingers both inside and outside the government, speak for hours at a time about stolen elections, RINOs and traitors in …