When voter fraud comes to call
The voter fraud in North Carolina came not at the ballot box, but at the front door. As a vote by mail state, are we vulnerable too? When is online harassment free speech, and when does it cross the line? Is there a way to connect our young people with their elders? And should you watch Hallmark Christmas movies, or try to resist the schmaltzy tractor beam?
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NC voter fraud: could it happen here?
In-person voter fraud is almost unheard of in the United States. But vote by mail is less infallible, as North Carolinians are finding out. Some voters said their ballots were collected before they were sealed or completed. Charles Stewart, professor of political science at MIT, spoke with Bill Radke about what makes vote by mail particularly vulnerable.
First Amendment v Anti Semitism
The first amendment has limits. You can't yell fire in a crowded theater. You can't burn crosses on someone's lawn. And a federal judge has ruled that some online harassment also crosses a line. Seattle University law professor and First Amendment scholar Caitlin Carlson is writing about intentional infliction of emotional distress, which is the statute under which a Jewish women targeted by anti-Semites is suing.
Marc Freedman, How to Live Forever
Marc Freedman says that connecting the old and the young has the power to make life more fulfilling for everyone. He’s the founder of encore.org, and the author of a new book called How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations.
Hallmark Christmas Movies
Christmas is a schmaltzy time: reheated standards by singers past their prime, ugly sweater parties, and the like. The one ring to rule them all, at least on the airwaves, just might be Hallmark Christmas Movies, which begin wall to wall coverage shortly after Thanksgiving. Love them? Hate them? KIRO Radio host John Curley and Q13 features reporter Ellen Tailor weighed in.