While the current United States administration focuses on the border crisis, the threat to our election security is largely ignored. A Republican majority Senate has blocked two election security efforts.
The colorful amendments presented to citizens in this year’s midterm elections in Alabama are again showing why they have come to influence how Alabamians are known across the country.
Election meddling is easier than before and regulation of social media is more muddled than ever. Private companies like Facebook have little chance of standing up to Russia’s intelligence services alone.
Trump’s world is rife for psychoanalysis not only of himself but of the state of America. Yet the only service we do for the country is voting, canvassing, calling, and convincing our friends and family to vote and canvass and call.
While America is far away from adapting blockchain for government, the first adaptation may come in the form of securing an election. The process of voting by phone may be the first step.
My greatest fear is that we have not resolved the very issues that led to Trump’s election. We have spent the greater part of the last two years yelling into a cyber hole and creating more divisions.
The South isn’t as backwards as one assumes. There are millennials with a passion for social justice, black women who are working corporate jobs, and white blue collars in rural Alabama working in factories.
Many in America are in a state of shock and desensitization as a result of Trump’s presidency. Like anyone in shock, we look for our savior. At this point, many on the left have looked to the Obamas.
Can a comedian speak out on the issues related to the media? Can a comedian speak out on the injustices occurring in America? Can a comedian speak out about what he or she deems are the most important issues?
The juxtaposition of Kay Ivey promoting the validity of Confederate statues with the first monument dedicated to the era Alabama wants to forget, that of lynching mobs and racial terror is odd and uniquely Alabamian.