The Monday Morning Teaser

The state laws are coming at us so fast I’m having trouble keeping up. Banning drag shows and gender-affirming medical care, taking over state universities, creating official state ideologies, making bloggers register and report to the state, and even (in one case) proposing to de-certify the Florida Democratic Party. It’s hard to know what to protest, what to pay attention to, and what to write off as a distraction.

In this week’s featured post, I’ll try to sort things out and give some explanation of why it’s all happening now. (After all, drag shows weren’t invented yesterday.) That needs a lot of work yet, so I don’t expect to post it before 11 EST.

The weekly summary will cover the revelations that continue to spill out of the Dominion Voting Systems lawsuit against Fox News, other recent examples of right-wing propaganda, the continuing farce that Jim Jordan’s committee has become, and a few other things. That might not show up until around 1.

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  • EFCL  On March 6, 2023 at 8:12 am

    Take your time, Doug. Your thoughtful assessment is worth waiting for.

  • wcroth55  On March 6, 2023 at 9:53 am

    Doug, there is continuing to be a problem with the initial load of the weekly sift — I do not (most current version of Chrome) get the CSS.

    Here’s the error message from inside the Chrome console: Access to CSS stylesheet at ‘’ from origin ‘’ has been blocked by CORS policy: The ‘Access-Control-Allow-Origin’ header has a value ‘’ that is not equal to the supplied origin.

    I think this means you’ve got the overall site working with https, but the “Access-Control-Allow-Origin” header is set for http (no ‘s’). I’d really encourage whoever is doing your hosting to take a look at that.

  • Thomas Paine  On March 6, 2023 at 2:05 pm

    This flurry of state laws? Why, it’s just the GQP making sure we all enjoy its concept of FREEDOM!!!!

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