The Paper Trail as Entelechy

Last night, I listened to the BBC World Service’s report on Jimmy Carter’s concerns on voting in Florida. Lyse Doucet, the legendary BBC journo, laid into the Florida official she was interviewing like only she can, “It seems quite remarkable, then, that Florida’s elections are set to go forward using electronic voting without a verifiable…

The Paper Trail as Entelechy

Last night, I listened to the BBC World Service’s report on Jimmy Carter’s concerns on voting in Florida. Lyse Doucet, the legendary BBC journo, laid into the Florida official she was interviewing like only she can, “It seems quite remarkable, then, that Florida’s elections are set to go forward using electronic voting without a verifiable…

Carter nos saca la lengua

I suppose Jimmy Carter didn’t stop to consider how his opinion piece in today’s Washinton Post might strike an opposition-minded Venezuelans – why should he? – but from our point of view, it’s hard to shake the feeling he’s mocking us. The very least one can say is that his standard for what is ok…

Carter nos saca la lengua

I suppose Jimmy Carter didn’t stop to consider how his opinion piece in today’s Washinton Post might strike an opposition-minded Venezuelans – why should he? – but from our point of view, it’s hard to shake the feeling he’s mocking us. The very least one can say is that his standard for what is ok…

The law, damn it, the law!

This photo shows a crime being committed. It may seem minor, but it’s an issue of serious symbolic imporance in Venezuela. Retired military officers are barred from wearing their uniforms except in a highly circumscribed set of circumstances – weddings, funerals, military events and the like. It is against the law for retired military officers…

The law, damn it, the law!

This photo shows a crime being committed. It may seem minor, but it’s an issue of serious symbolic imporance in Venezuela. Retired military officers are barred from wearing their uniforms except in a highly circumscribed set of circumstances – weddings, funerals, military events and the like. It is against the law for retired military officers…

Unified Field Theory of Non-Fraud

or…Who exactly is Jorge Rodríguez? I. Suspending disbelief I want to address, first, my many readers who are sure there was fraud in the recall referendum last month. And I want to ask you to do something hard: I want you to consider, just for a moment, the possibility that there was no fraud. How…

Unified Field Theory of Non-Fraud

or…Who exactly is Jorge Rodríguez? I. Suspending disbelief I want to address, first, my many readers who are sure there was fraud in the recall referendum last month. And I want to ask you to do something hard: I want you to consider, just for a moment, the possibility that there was no fraud. How…

¿Y entonces?

Carter Center Report on an Analysis of the Representativeness of the Second Audit Sample, and the Correlation between Petition Signers and the Yes Vote in the Aug. 15, 2004 Presidential Recall Referendum in Venezuela This study was conducted by The Carter Center and confirmed by the OAS in response to a written request from Sumate…

¿Y entonces?

Carter Center Report on an Analysis of the Representativeness of the Second Audit Sample, and the Correlation between Petition Signers and the Yes Vote in the Aug. 15, 2004 Presidential Recall Referendum in Venezuela This study was conducted by The Carter Center and confirmed by the OAS in response to a written request from Sumate…

Things that make you go "hmmmm"…

From today’s Por Mi Madre, the daily political gossip page in TalCual, Final poll The final tracking poll for Consultores 21, carried out on August 13th in the nine largest cities in the country [but which could not be published due to CNE restrictions on late poll announcements -ft], showed the NO side leading the…