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Episode Info: First up today, some good news! The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear North Carolina Republicans' appeal of the U.S. 4th Circuit Appeals Court ruling last year striking down what many have called the state's 'Mother of All Voter Suppression' laws. The appelate court had found that state Republicans included provisions in the law that were purposely discriminatory in that they were to 'target African-Americans with almost surgical precision". But while the law was blocked last year in NC and will remain blocked for the time being, a similar Photo ID voting restriction was allowed to be used in Wisconsin last year, where Trump is said to have won by just 22,000 votes despite some 300,000 voters in the Badger State -- disproportionately African-American, poor and students -- who do not have the type of ID now required to vote under the GOP's restriction. Last week, we detailed a new analysis on the affect of that law on WI results in the Presidential election.  Today, we detail some of the specific voters who were prevented from voting last November, because of the discriminatory law, including, as AP reports: 'the Navy veteran whose out-of-state driver's license did not suffice, or the dying woman whose license had expired, or the recent graduate whose student ID was deficient', among others. Then, we're joined by David Roberts of Vox.com who, late last week, published a storm of tweets in response to Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, in which he attempts to explain why it's so difficult, if not impossible, for journalists, politicians and the public to make sense of the President's decision-making process. That is largely, Roberts explains, because Trump doesn't have any such process, other than what feels good at the moment he makes the decision, based largely on what the last person he talked to told him about the issue. Roberts assessment, which cites psychological conditions such as Narcissistic Personality Disorder and something called 'Theory of Mind', actually help to illuminate the reasons for Trump's otherwise seemingly reason-free process. He also warns what it is that we, in the media and the public, must try and do about it between now and the time Trump is finally out of office...Read more »

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