When it is Scary

Yesterday’s and today’s New York Times had some of the scariest pages within that I’ve seen in a long, long time. It wasn’t articles about nuclear terrorism, or lies and deceptions, or financial crisis, or massive hurricanes, or global warming, or the failure of increasingly popular charter schools, all of which appeared.
Today, two pieces appeared next to each other on the Op-Ed pages: Paul Krugman’s Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Saving the Vote” href=”http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/17/opinion/17krugman.html”>Saving the Vote, which states that, because of electronic voting, the Florida election results in 2004 could call into question the entire election again, and an editorial titled Interrogating the Protesters, which points out the FBI’s interviewing of potential protesters as if they were terrorists.
You just have to read these two pieces and combine this with Bob Herbert’s piece about Florida state police officers currently visiting elderly black voters — and not to bring them meals on wheels. Politically left or right, one gets an icy, cold feeling about the future of American democracy. These need to be read.

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