Trump Supporters Cry Foul As Twitter Purges Russian Bots

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Conservative Twitter users are figuratively up in arms today after Twitter engaged in another round of Russian bot purges over the last 24 hours. Arguing the social media giant is violating their First Amendment rights (they aren’t), many believe they’re being targeted because their followers – primarily composed of bots and otherwise fake Russian propaganda accounts – are being systematically […]

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Attention Secular Groups: This Atheist Wants to Report You

Attention Secular Groups: This Atheist Wants to Report You Read more at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/secularvoices/2018/02/20/attention-secular-groups-someone-wants-report-shes-atheist/#ii6jpdO1WIFqOE0d.99

This morning, while reading through emails, a curious message popped up on my screen through Facebook. Immediately, I recognized the name it came from but couldn’t remember from where. I clicked on the message and read it. It was directed to the Atheist Community of Rochester (ACoR), my local secular meetup group in Western NY, where I’m a board member and help […]

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Kakistocrisy: Trump’s EPA Will Make Cancer Great Again

By using a loophole in federal law that the Obama administration tried to close, the Trump administration will legalize use of air pollution toxins blamed for asthma, lung cancer and a range of other ailments.

Every once in a while, I think about James Madison’s touching belief that Americans would elect “the best and brightest” to represent them in the halls of government. (He’s probably spinning so fast in his grave he may be in China by now.) Anyone who reads or listens to the news can contribute their own preferred anecdote to the daily […]

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Double Standard: Trump’s Racism & Misogyny

Over at Dispatches from the Culture Wars, Ed Brayton muses about the stark differences between Donald Trump’s response to accusations of wrongdoing against those he likes–rich or powerful white male cronies–and his attitude toward minorities who have actually been vindicated by the evidence. As Brayton points out, when Trump finally commented about Rob Porter, a close aide who was forced to resign […]

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A Lesson On Know-Nothingness

GOP is the new Know Nothing Party thanks to the Tea party

Paul Krugman recently delivered a lesson on “Know Nothingness”–both as historical reference and descriptive term: If you’re a student of history, you might be comparing that person to a member of the Know Nothing party of the 1850s, a bigoted, xenophobic, anti-immigrant group that at its peak included more than a hundred members of Congress and eight governors. More likely, however, you’re suggesting […]

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Gianforte Brags of Defeating ‘Leftist Media’ in New Fundraising Email

Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT) – the man who narrowly won his election last year after assaulting Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs – is now fundraising with a claim that he not only defeated the Democratic competition, but also the “leftist media” during that special election. The email follows attempts by Gianforte to initially lie about the assault to law enforcement and the press while […]

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Study: Trump Supporters Share Fake News More Than Anyone Else

After each new Trump travesty, my friends and family have taken to asking each other the same question: “Who the hell could still support this buffoon? How stupid would someone have to be to drink this particular Kool-aid?” A recent study conducted by Oxford University apparently answers that (not-so-rhetorical) question. Low-quality, extremist, sensationalist and conspiratorial news published in the US was overwhelmingly consumed […]

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Polluting The Judiciary

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Assuming a sufficient turnout of Democrats, Independents and Republicans horrified by Trump, much of the daily damage being inflicted by this administration can be rectified. But some very real damage cannot be undone, and the evisceration of the role played by the federal courts in checking unconstitutional behavior by government is one of the most consequential. We’ll be stuck for […]

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