Brad Friedman

On Sunday, December 22, the day before the deadline for January 2014 insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA or "Obamacare"), I signed up without problem. more

Dec 25, 2013 6:47 PM Dispatches

We've discussed, many times over the years, the madness of Internet Voting schemes. Today we've got yet another piece of disturbing evidence that underscores why such a scheme for American democracy would be nothing short of insane. more

Dec 13, 2013 4:51 PM Dispatches

A full week after serious doubts were raised concerning 60 Minutes' report on a supposed eye-witness to the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, CBS has finally issued a terse two paragraph statement tonight to an... more

Nov 8, 2013 4:15 PM Dispatches

By Brad Friedman As of today, following yesterday's off-off year Election Day 2013, the race for Virginia Attorney General is still uncalled by the media, and for good reason. Out of some 2.2 million votes cast in VA yesterday, the Democratic ... more

Nov 7, 2013 4:56 PM Dispatches

Former U.S. House Speaker Jim Wright (D) was denied a Photo ID for voting purposes in Texas over the weekend by the state's Department of Public Safety (DPS). more

Nov 4, 2013 6:12 PM Dispatches

In an article at New Republic headlined "I Did Not 'Recant' on Voter ID Laws," published Monday, 7th Circuit Appellate Court Judge Richard Posner now claims he hasn't actually disavowed his landmark majority opinion in Crawford v. Marion Co... more

Oct 29, 2013 7:56 PM Dispatches

I finally found a moment recently to watch The Central Park Five, a documentary film by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon which aired on PBS earlier this year about the travesty of justice following the infamous 1989 Central Park Jo... more

Oct 22, 2013 2:01 PM Dispatches

We recently told you -- at The BRAD BLOG and at Salon -- about Judge Richard Posner's remarkable disavowal of his own majority opinion in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals case that became the basis for the U.S. Supreme Court's 2008 approval... more

Oct 18, 2013 3:17 PM Dispatches