Trump Effect: GOP Candidates Running on White Supremacist Platform

Corey Stewart & Sheri Few promote white supremacy and Confederacy support

Since his election in November, Donald Trump can claim one major national change over the course of his first 100 days in office: the normalization of specific types of hate speech. While the rise in hate crimes and hubris of neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups offers tangible proof of this change, the emergence of far-right mainstream white supremacist GOP political candidates demonstrates just […]

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O’Reilly’s Replacement: A Look at Tucker Carlson

Bill O'Reilly and Tucker Carlson

With news that Bill O’Reilly is official out at Fox News following the loss of substantial advertising dollars, boycotts, and a new accusation of sexual harassment this week, Fox announced who will lead the network’s opinion mantle going forward: Tucker Carlson. We’ve covered Carlson extensively over the years from his promotion of statutory rape of boys to stumping for the tobacco industry. This […]

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ND Rep Says Spicer’s Hitler Comments Had “Some Validity”

Congressman Kevin Cramer lies about Hitler and the Holocaust to defend Sean Spicer

Call it the Trump Effect. What should be undisputed fact in an era where history and facts are readily available at the click of a mouse or tap of a screen, misinformation and lies still exist and seem to be proliferating thanks in large part to Donald Trump’s penchant for lying. Following Sean Spicer’s disastrous White House briefing yesterday, one GOP lawmaker decided fact and […]

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Godwin’s Law: Crying Wolf When There’s a Wolf

Trump, Hitler, Nazi Germany, and Godwin's Law

Godwin’s law is an Internet “meme” that recognizes a recurring phenomenon of online argumentation: as discussions get lengthier and more passionate,  a debater will eventually compare someone or something to Hitler. Godwin’s Law provides that when such a comparison is made, the guilty person has effectively forfeited the argument. Godwin’s Law is recognition that name-calling is not productive debate. An accusation […]

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Trump Anti-Immigrant VOICE Initiative Has Nazi Roots

Trump proposes VOICE - program with Nazi roots

During his first speech before a joint session of Congress last night, Donald Trump brought up an initiative that has overt ties to Nazi Germany. Called VOICE (Victims Of Immigration Crime Engagement), the initiative would publicize crimes committed by immigrants within the borders of the United States. Addressing those gathered, Trump rationalized his new police force explaining, “We are providing a voice to those who have […]

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The Trump Cabal–God Help Us All

Donald Trump

Yesterday, facing massive opposition, Trump’s nominee for Labor Secretary withdrew. But that was a minor victory; most of his ill-equipped nominees have been confirmed. The most accurate one-liner about  the sorry lot that Donald Trump has assembled to run–or destroy– some of the nation’s most important agencies was by a Facebook poster who said he’d seen better cabinets at IKEA. […]

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Telling It Like It Is: Trump & White Male Privilege

Donald Trump's KKK racism problem

Today, unfathomable as it is, Donald Trump will become President of the United States. How could this happen? Granted, Trump lost the popular vote overwhelmingly, but despite being manifestly unfit for the office, he mustered enough support from millions of Americans to win the Electoral College. The Chattering Classes have offered a number of explanations, almost all of them centering […]

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Trump Compares U.S. to Nazi Germany After Intelligence Leak

Trump Compares US to Nazi Germany After Intelligence Leak

After CNN published a breaking news story yesterday detailing a two page synopsis of a set of intelligence memos being taken more seriously by the intelligence community, Buzzfeed took the unusual step of publishing those memos for the public to review. The memos had been circulating around the mainstream political and media community since well before the election but because of the difficulty […]

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“Alt-Right” Hero Milo Yiannopoulos Offered Book Deal

Milo Yiannopoulos

Milo Yiannopoulos – Breitbart editor and defacto spokesperson for the so-called “Alt-right” (composed mostly of racists and neo-Nazis) via his work with Breitbart – just struck a deal with Simon & Schuster subsidiary Threshold Editions for a $250,000 autobiographical book. Best known for his ban from Twitter for inciting racial harassment against actress Leslie Jones, Yiannopoulos believes his brand of hate speech is not […]

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Democracy: When American Exceptionalism Isn’t Enough

American Exceptionalism - are we truly exceptional? Is Democracy safe?

A recent research report from Journalists’ Resources examined whether regulations intended to protect the environment cost jobs. The belief that such regulatory activity has a negative effect on employment has been an article of faith among conservative Republicans, yet research on the issue fails to confirm that faith– there is little evidence that environmental regulations substantially impact overall employment figures. I thought […]

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