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  • 3 reasons the American Revolution was a Mistake

    07/03/2016 10:50:12 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 107 replies
    Vox ^ | July 1, 2016 | Dylan Matthews
    This July 4, let's not mince words: American independence in 1776 was a monumental mistake. We should be mourning the fact that we left the United Kingdom, not cheering it. Of course, evaluating the wisdom of the American Revolution means dealing with counterfactuals. As any historian would tell you, this is a messy business. We obviously can't be entirely sure how America would have fared if it had stayed in the British Empire longer, perhaps gaining independence a century or so later, along with Canada. But I'm reasonably confident a world in which the revolution never happened would be better...
  • European 'superstate' suggested as Brexit solution

    06/28/2016 5:00:00 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 38 replies
    WND ^ | Bob Unruh
    The nearly 50-year-old union reached no level of stabilization over the weekend and on Monday, the Express reported the foreign ministers of France and Germany were revealing a blueprint to effectively do away with individual member states. The report said, Under the radical proposals E.U. countries will lose the right to have their own army, criminal law, taxation system or central bank, with all those powers being transferred to Brussels. The report said the plot has sparked fury and panic in Poland after being leaked to Polish news channel TVP Info. The report said Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski...
  • Vox Publishes Brutal Assessment of Julian Castro

    06/16/2016 8:13:33 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 16, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    You are not worthy!!! That pretty much sums up the brutal assessment of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro by Dylan Matthews of Vox. He was listing the pros and cons of various possible running mates for Hillary Clinton. Most of them seemed weighted on the pro side but when it came to Castro, the cons screamed off the page in a most cruelway that overwhelmed whatever pros he has according to Matthews:
  • Hillary Clintons VP shortlist has leaked. Here are the pros and cons of each.

    06/16/2016 9:44:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Vox ^ | June 16, 2016 | Dylan Matthews
    On Thursday, the Wall Street Journals Laura Meckler and Colleen McCain Nelson broke the news that Hillary Clinton is vetting Elizabeth Warren for the vice presidency but not vetting Bernie Sanders. In the process, they provided a shortlist of candidates that Clinton is considering: Beyond the Massachusetts senator, other prospective candidates include Labor Secretary Tom Perez; Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julin Castro; Sens. Tim Kaine of Virginia, Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Cory Booker of New Jersey; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Reps. Xavier Becerra of California and Tim Ryan of Ohio, several Democrats said. Now, this...
  • Here are the proposed names for the 4 newest elements on the periodic table

    06/09/2016 2:40:41 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 65 replies
    Vox ^ | 8JUN2016 | Brian Resnick
    Nihonium, named after Japan (Nippon is a Japanese word for Japan), with an atomic number of 113. Its symbol is Nh. Moscovium (Mc), element 115, named after the Russian capital city. Tennessine (Ts), 117, named after you guessed it the state of Tennessee. ("Tennessine is in recognition of the contribution of the Tennessee region, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, to superheavy element research," the IUPAC states.) And finally, 118 is oganesson (Og), which bears the name of Russian physicist Yuri Oganessian, who led several elemental discoveries. Nature reports this...
  • Donald Trump rallies are only going to get more dangerous for everyone

    06/08/2016 7:03:32 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 94 replies
    Vox ^ | 03 June 2016 | Dara Lind
    Protesters assaulted Trump supporters outside a rally in San Jose. Here's why this keeps happening. ___ [More blaming Trump .. posting this as a record of their lies]
  • Incredibly bad journalism on Trump from Politico, The Independent, The Hill, ThinkProgress (Vanity)

    06/01/2016 2:52:12 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 11 replies
    Politico, Independent (UK), The Hill, ThinkProgress, Vox, ITV, Telegraph (UK) | 6/1/2016 | self (vanity)
    Many publications are falsely claiming Trump is totally ignorant and blank on whether Britain should leave the EU or not ("Brexit"). The logic is that Trump saying "huh"? to a single word verbal question (that might not have been enunciated well or heard clearly with Trump's 69 year old hearing) is proof of ignorance on the subject, showing a lack of foreign policy concern and awareness. Yet a 10 second google search reveals that Trump has commented on "Brexit" several times in the recent past. It seems a 10 second net search is too high of a journalism standard when...
  • Idiot San Jose Mayor Who Blamed Riots on Trump Gets DESTROYED on Social Media

    06/05/2016 7:37:32 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 60 replies
    Truthfeed ^ | 03 June 2016
    After an entire day of getting abused on Social Media by angry Trump supporters and having nearly nobody come to his defense, the Idiot mayor attempted to backtrack a bit. However he could not help but throw in one more jab at Trump which infuriated the majority even more. Here are the top comments on Sam Liccardos Facebook page as of right now: snip, read at source
  • San Jose mayor unlawfully ordered police to allow Trump rally attendee to be attacked.

    06/03/2016 2:07:01 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 53 replies
    San Jose mayor @sliccardo unlawfully ordered police to allow Trump rally attendee to be attacked. This is a federal civil rights violation.— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) June 3, 2016 Fantasy? This actually happened. The dishonest media continues to lie, blames us for what RIOTERS did. pic.twitter.com/GSl2RtLBX4— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) June 3, 2016
  • Lefty Mob attacked gay Latino Trump supporter & Log Cabin Republicans member Juan Hernandez

    06/03/2016 2:10:57 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 22 replies
    LogCabinRepublicans ^ | 12:14 PM - 3 Jun 2016 | LogCabinRepublicans
    Last night in CA an angry mob attacked gay Latino Trump supporter & Log Cabin Republicans member Juan Hernandez pic.twitter.com/r1zCsuVZwR— LogCabinRepublicans (@LogCabinGOP) June 3, 2016
  • Levin: San Jose Riots Were an 'Attack on America'

    06/03/2016 4:32:38 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 102 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 6-3-2016 | Phil Shiver
    Mark Levin came out firing in response to the disgusting street riots in San Jose last night outside a Donald Trump rally. The protesters were carrying Mexican flags, burning American flags, and assaulting Trump supporters as well as police officers. Levin said, at this point, its not only an attack on the right, or on Trump, but "an attack on America." Levin spent the first 10 minutes of his radio program absolutely eviscerating the rioters: Listen here:
  • Panicked Esquire Liberal Worries that 'Rioting Only Makes Trump Stronger'

    06/03/2016 7:09:58 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 3, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Esquire magazine writer Charles Pierce must be in a state of panic after the events following yesterday's Donald Trump rally in San Jose, California when anti-Trump protesters violently attacked Trump supporters. Last week Pierce wrote that such attacks only help Trump and that has him extremely worried. Unfortunately for him, even some his fellow liberal journalistssuch as Emmett Rensin, who was today suspended from Vox,still haven't got a clue on just how incredibly counter-productive such riots are.
  • Left-Wing Editor Is Explicitly Calling For More Riots At Trump Events

    06/03/2016 9:30:25 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 71 replies
    hannity.com ^ | June 3, 2016 | staff
    Many voices are calling for calm in the wake of yesterday's mob violence at a Trump rally in San Jose, California. John Podesta, Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, has come out and condemned the actions of left-wing agitators. The New York Times reports that Pedestal has stated that "Violence against supporters of any candidate has no place in this election." However, not everyone all voices are calling for cooler heads to prevail. Emmett Rensin, an editor at left-wing Vox.com, is one such voice. Rensin has not only failed to condemn the violence, he is explicitly calling for more of it.
  • What will a suspension do for a Vox editor who urged anti-Trump riots?

    06/04/2016 12:09:43 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 3, 2016 | Erik Wemple
    On Thursday night, Emmett Rensin, the deputy editor of Voxs first person section, sent a series of tweets that, among other things, urged people to riot if Donald Trump comes to their town, wrote Ezra Klein, Voxs editor in chief, in a statement posted this afternoon. We at Vox do not take institutional positions on most questions, and we encourage our writers to debate and disagree. But direct encouragement of riots crosses a line between expressing a contrary opinion and directly encouraging dangerous, illegal activity. We welcome a variety of viewpoints, but we do not condone writing that could put...
  • Vox editor suspended for encouraging riots at Donald Trump rallies

    06/03/2016 11:30:48 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 3, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Vox deputy editor Emmett Rensin was suspended by the media site Friday for encouraging people to riot at Donald Trump rallies. Vox editor-in-chief Ezra Klein said in a statement that Mr. Rensins conduct violated Voxs standards and Emmett has been suspended as a consequence. We at Vox do not take institutional positions on most questions, and we encourage our writers to debate and disagree, Mr. Klein said. But direct encouragement of riots crosses a line between expressing a contrary opinion and directly encouraging dangerous, illegal activity. Mr. Rensin posted a series of tweets Thursday night encouraging people to riot at...
  • Video suggests Barbara Boxer really wasn't afraid of Sanders supporters

    05/23/2016 3:24:00 PM PDT · by ciparis · 18 replies
    A video has surfaced that is putting doubt on Senator Barbara Boxers claims that she feared for her safety while at the Nevada State Convention. During her contentious speech, Sanders delegates loudly booed her as she stood defiantly at the podium. Her response to Sanders delegates can only be described as arrogant. A video of that verbal assault has already circulated the internet. Not until five days after the convention did another video go viral: A video of Boxer walking casually from the podium, blowing sarcastic kisses to the Sanders delegates. As the video ends. Boxer throws up her left...
  • Bernie Loses His Halo

    05/23/2016 6:50:48 AM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | May 23, 2016 | Bill Scher
    s the left turning on its darling, Bernie Sanders? On Friday, Netroots titan Markos Moulitsas, namesake of the liberal Daily Kos, dropped a rhetorical bomb on the Bern, blaming the candidate for doing too little to denounce death threats received by the Nevada Democratic Party after Sanders state convention delegates complained they had received unfair treatment. The problem isn't Bernie Sanders' supporters, Moulitsas wrote. It's Bernie Sanders himself [He] refuses to forcefully and unambiguously reject that violence, instead rationalizing and explaining it away with a mix of grievances and outright conspiracy theory. Actually, Sanders hasnt lost much support among...
  • Think America's terrified of Donald Trump? Check out how the rest of the world's reacting.

    05/05/2016 12:22:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 102 replies
    Vox ^ | May 5, 2016 | Zack Beauchamp
    After Donald Trump secured the Republican nomination on Tuesday night, the BBC rounded up the reactions from the global press to Trump's victory. Aside from some gloating in authoritarian Russia and China, the reaction was pretty shocked. "The craziest US presidential election campaign begins," Germany's Die Welt daily wrote. "The unthinkable has come to pass."
  • 6 myths about the Ides of March and killing Caesar

    03/15/2015 9:55:04 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    Vox ^ | March 15, 2015 | Phil Edwards
    This is what most of us know about the death of Julius Caesar, half-remembered from movies and plays: Some soothsayer said, "Beware the Ides of March." A few idealistic Romans decided to win back Rome for the people.Caesar got stabbed by Brutus with a big sword, said "Et tu, Brute?" and died nobly. All of that is wrong.
  • I did my best to understand Donald Trump's foreign policy. Here's what I came up with.

    03/29/2016 9:23:28 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 85 replies
    Vox ^ | 3/28 | Max Fisher
    Trump's foreign policy often gets discussed as isolationist for its skepticism of allies and foreign entanglements, or as realist for its obsession with self-interest and with cold cost-benefit. In either case, the theory is meant to explain why Trump so disdains virtually every facet of America's international role, from its alliance networks to its foreign military bases and security guarantees. But the more you hear from Trump, the clearer it becomes that something else is going on: He either does not believe in or simply does not understand the international order that has governed the world since the end of...
  • What Trump said under oath about the Trump University fraud claims just weeks ago

    03/04/2016 1:01:10 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3-3-2016 | Tom Hamburger, Rosalind S. Helderman and Alice Crites
    Donald Trump has claimed he has the "world's greatest memory," but when it came time this winter to give testimony in fraud cases filed against him and a real estate training program known as "Trump University," he displayed a repeated inability to recall names and faces of instructors he had claimed to have hired personally. "I can't remember that," he said on Dec. 10, when asked by trial lawyers in one of the class-action cases whether he had met one of the instructors in a program that provided training in building wealth through real estate. "The name sounds familiar but...
  • Why I Changed My Mind and Joined the #NeverTrump Movement

    03/02/2016 2:01:14 PM PST · by Steelfish · 150 replies
    National Review ^ | March 02, 2016 | DAVID FRENCH
    Why I Changed My Mind and Joined the #NeverTrump Movement DAVID FRENCH March 2, 2016 Let me begin by saying that I was wrong. Weeks ago I said on a number of radio interviews that while I opposed Trump in the primary, Id back him if he won the GOP nomination. I hadnt yet seen or had been unwilling to believe the full extent of his contempt for the truth, his fondness for far-left conspiracy theories, and his sheer malice. When I saw Trump in full, my decision was easy: Never Trump. I have spent my entire adult...
  • The Craziest Political Prediction Article Ever Written

    03/01/2016 2:16:16 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 60 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | March 1, 2016 | Sundance
    Its been right there all along; a sense, an instinctual sense, a gut feeling, since late June 2015, and in all the subsequent months, it just kept reoccurring and with the passing of events, each time it became more and more difficult to dismiss. Before getting to the heart of this entirely speculative presentation, and specifically because its so far out there that, well, if accurate, a litany of people will claim we had to hold some insider connection, we must restate and remind everyone we have never had any contact with any entity from the Donald Trump...
  • 7 reasons Mike Pence will be the GOP nominee in 2016

    09/30/2014 2:53:52 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 79 replies
    VOX ^ | September 30, 2014 | Matthew Yglesias
    7 reasons Mike Pence will be the GOP nominee in2016 Updated by Matthew Yglesias on September 30, 2014, 8:30 a.m. ET @mattyglesiasmatt@vox.com Tweet Share on Twitter (191) Share Share on Facebook (1,129) +1 LinkedIn Share on LinkedIn (15) Email Email MikePence.com Don't miss stories. Follow Vox! Early polling tells you almost nothing about presidential nomination battles, since it ends up almost exclusively telling you about name recognition. Early media buzz is similar. People like to read stories about figures they've already heard of, and it's easier to write stories about politicians you've already covered.But you don't need to be a...
  • Mitt Romney: Demise of Legacy Media Empowering Conservative Insurgents, ...

    10/21/2015 6:31:14 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 38 replies
    Failed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney lamented that the demise of traditional media is empowering Republican insurgents and preventing establishment Republicans from compromising more with Democrats. As the Republican establishment is trying convince Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 58% to run for House Speaker, Romney told David Axelrod on a recent The Axe Files podcast that the extremes within our respective parties are having a louder and louder voice and demanding more attention and immediate action as opposed to more collaborative action.
  • If He Wins, Do We Stand With Trump?

    02/22/2016 4:05:20 AM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 219 replies
    RedState ^ | 2/21/2016 | Joe Cunningham
    It's the million dollar question as we look to the possibility that Donald Trump is somehow the nominee: Do we as Republicans stand with him? Do we circle the wagons? Do we overlook everything in his past and say "You know what? Better than a Democrat." The answer, for me at least, is decidedly "No."
  • Dolores Huerta: Sanders supporters chanted "English only” when I spoke Spanish at caucuses

    02/20/2016 6:43:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Vox ^ | February 20, 2016 | Dara Lind
    Labor leader Dolores Huerta attended a Nevada caucus to stump for Hillary Clinton — only to get shouted down by Bernie Sanders supporters, chanting "English only," when she tried to offer a Spanish translation. At least, that's what Huerta and other Clinton supporters are saying happened....
  • The Gelding of Rupert Murdoch (from HILLARY'S SECRET WAR)

    07/14/2005 10:58:55 AM PDT · by Richard Poe · 24 replies · 1,790+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | July 14, 2005 | Richard Poe
    HILLARY'S SECRET WAR The gelding of Rupert Murdoch Posted: July 14, 20051:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: The following is an eye-opening look into New York Times best-selling author Richard Poe's revealing book, "Hillary's Secret War." Whereas Edward Klein's book on the New York senator reveals previously unknown aspects of her personal life, Poe's expose focuses on how Hillary Clinton and the left's "shadow government" have labored to put her and her far-left agenda in the White House by controlling the still-uncensored flow of real news to Americans via the Internet.If that sounds too fantastic to be true, read...
  • Watch Donald Trump tell Jeb Bush to shut up

    02/07/2016 9:44:26 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    Vox ^ | 2/7/16 | German Lopez
    Donald Trump doesn't like being interrupted. At the Republican debate on Saturday, when Jeb Bush broke into one of Trump's answers, Trump turned around and shushed Bush. This was a continuation of how Trump has long handled Bush, often verbally bullying the Florida governor and characterizing him as weak. But this was also during a particularly tense conversation over eminent domain, in which the government takes over private property for other purposes. Trump defended the practice - specifically, calling it necessary to build roads and other infrastructure.
  • Shock PPP national poll: Trump 25, Cruz 21, Rubio 21

    02/04/2016 9:08:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/04/2016 | AllahPundit
    Cruz’s numbers here aren’t a shock — he’s been in the high teens and low twenties for awhile — but Trump hasn’t dipped as low as 25 percent in a national poll since November and Rubio hasn’t seen a number as high as 21 percent since … ever. That makes some righty poll-watchers nervous since PPP’s credibility has been attacked in the past. Not only are they liberal, they were the subject of a famous critique of their methodology by Nate Cohn in TNR a few years ago. If you’re looking to throw out this result, which no other...
  • Not many Muslims support Republicans, but those who do support Trump

    02/03/2016 10:41:13 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 17 replies
    vox.com ^ | February 3, 2016, 8:50 a.m. ET | Zack Beauchamp
    Not many Muslims support Republicans, but those who do support Trump Updated by Zack Beauchamp on February 3, 2016, 8:50 a.m. ET @zackbeauchamp zack@vox.com Donald Trump wants to ban any more Muslims from entering the United States. Yet among Muslim Americans, he's the most popular Republican candidate for president — although that may say more about the rest of the GOP field than about Trump, given that he's polling "first" among Republicans with only 7.5 percent Muslim American support. That's according to a new survey of Muslim Americans from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), conducted among 2,000 Muslims in...
  • Vox: Hey, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders Agree On A Lot of Stuff, Huh?

    02/01/2016 1:16:35 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 10 replies
    HotAir ^ | 2/1/2016 | Taylor Millard
    There's an interesting piece from Vox's John B. Judis pointing out just how similar Donald Trump's positions are with the ones of Bernie Sanders. There's going to be a fair amount of consternation between both Trump and Sanders' supporters, who really don't want to be associated with each other, on this but Vox thinks there's plenty of crossover between the two. The first is, you guessed it, populism but it goes even deeper than that: Sanders is a left-wing populist. He wants to defend the "collapsing middle class" against the "billionaire class" that controls the economy and politics. He is...
  • Donald Trump to Be Labeled ‘Racist Bully’ on Every HuffPost Story

    01/29/2016 2:28:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Wrap ^ | January 28, 2016 | Itay Hod
    News site will include an anti-Trump addendum on each article about the GOP presidential frontrunnerHow’s this for a kicker? The Huffington Post will now end every article about Donald Trump with a special note calling him a “racist,” “liar” and a “xenophobe,” while reminding its readers of the GOP presidential frontrunner’s controversial proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States....
  • Why I still believe Donald Trump will never be president

    01/30/2016 3:24:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Vox ^ | January 30, 2016 | David Roberts
    As Donald Trump continues his pundit-defying dominance of the national polls, with early primaries just days away, the once-unthinkable has become all too thinkable: Could Trump actually pull this off? Could he become president? I'm going to stake out a firm answer: no. Absent extreme and unlikely circumstances*, Trump will never be president. Jack Shafer argues that Trump's success so far is a "black swan" event, an unpredictable and unrepeatable concatenation of improbable circumstances. That sounds about right. But just because some political rules and conventions have been violated doesn't mean they've all vanished. Just because Trump makes no sense...
  • Trump supporters and the Oregon militiamen agree: More free stuff for us, nothing for anyone else

    01/08/2016 11:48:52 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 28 replies
    Salon ^ | 1-4-2016 | AMANDA MARCOTTE
    ... the Bundy militia members occupying a federal wildlife preserve in Burns, Oregon are motivated by the very same mix of resentments and hobby horses that are driving the Donald Trump movement. Both Trump's supporters and the Bundy agitators are moved by an unsubtly racialized sense of entitlement, a belief that federal benefits and giveaways are great when going to conservative white people but illegitimate if they go to anyone else, especially people of color. As David Roberts at Vox recently pointed out, Trump supporters aren't motivated by some ideological opposition to the concept of government benefits. They are perfectly...
  • Then they came for Trump: Peterson warns of what's next if left can take down 'The Donald'

    07/05/2015 10:47:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 5, 2015 | Jesse Lee Peterson
    Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me. Martin Niemoller, anti-Nazi pastor Donald Trump set off a firestorm with his recent remarks about Mexico. Good, hes hit a nerve. At his campaign kickoff announcement at Trump Towers, Trump said, When Mexico sends its people, theyre not sending their best. Theyre not sending you (gesturing to audience member), theyre not sending you. Theyre sending people that have lots of problems, and theyre bringing those problems with us. Theyre bringing drugs. Theyre bringing crime. Theyre rapists. And some, I assume, are good people....
  • Karl Rove: Donald Trump Would Get 'Creamed' Up Against Hillary Clinton

    12/12/2015 10:30:30 AM PST · by GonzoII · 152 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | /12/2015 11:44 am ET | Ashley Alman
    Karl Rove, who served as an adviser to former President George W. Bush, warned Republicans that nominating Donald Trump could be a death wish for the party. In a Wall Street Journal column published Friday, Rove acknowledged Trump's consistently strong standing among Republicans in the polls, and the impressively high percentage of backers -- 46 percent, according to a recent Quinnipiac poll -- who say they won't stray from Trump before the primaries. Hitting Trump for his antics -- citing the Republican presidential candidate's beef with Fox News host Megyn Kelly and insults of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for being...
  • A Ben Carson implosion isn't good news for Republican elites. It's good news for Trump.

    11/06/2015 11:54:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Vox ^ | November 6, 2015 | Dylan Matthews
    Due to the catastrophizing tendencies of political journalism, the revelation that Ben Carson has been lying about getting into West Point for 25 years has prompted rampant speculation about what happens if his campaign collapses and he drops out. Multiple commentators suggested that Ted Cruz, who, like Carson, is trying to court evangelical voters, has the most to gain...
  • Political scientists think "the party" will stop Trump. They shouldn't be so sure.

    09/24/2015 5:09:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    Vox ^ | September 23, 2015 | Andrew Prokop
    When Donald Trump walked on to the presidential debate stage on August 6, he walked into a trap. Bret Baier began with a question designed to make sure every one of its viewers knew that Trump, and Trump alone, was refusing to rule out a campaign as an independent. He asked broadly if "anyone on stage" with that view would raise his hand, and once Trump did so, Baier hammered his heresy home: "Mr. Trump to be clear, youre standing on a Republican primary debate stage. The place where the RNC will give the nominee the nod. And that experts...
  • Rand Paul called out the racism of the drug war and told Jeb Bush to check his privilege

    09/16/2015 8:45:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Vox ^ | September 16, 2015 | Dara Lind
    When Sen. Rand Paul launched his presidential campaign, he promised to be a Republican who wouldn't just support criminal-justice reform as a policy platform (as some other presidential candidates, including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Ted Cruz, have) but talk openly about mass incarceration and the war on drugs as racial issues. He was supposed to be running to reach out to non-traditional Republican constituencies: young voters and African Americans. During most of the campaign, that Paul hasn't been much in evidence. Over the summer, when he has talked about race, he's sounded more like a typical Republican:...
  • Jeb Bush says his brother "kept us safe." He's wrong.

    09/16/2015 8:53:10 PM PDT · by RC one · 85 replies
    Vox ^ | September 16, 2015, 10:17 p.m. ET | Mathew Ygelsias
    Defending his brother's record as president at CNN's Republican presidential debate, Jeb Bush had a simple answer: "He kept us safe." It's an answer Jeb has given before and that conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer has cited as George W. Bush's main legacy. But it's not true. For one thing: The vast majority of people killed on American soil by terrorists throughout the entirety of American history were killed during George W. Bush's administration. It's not even close. And this was followed up by the deaths of an even larger number of Americans during Bush's invasion of Iraq.It would be a...
  • Walmart-Sponsored Site Accuses U.S. of War Crimes, Defends North Korea

    08/04/2015 7:55:41 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 4, 2015
    Walmart-Sponsored Site Accuses U.S. of War Crimes, Defends North Korea BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff August 4, 2015 4:11 pm An explanatory news aggregation website sponsored by corporate giant Walmart has accused the United States of engaging in major war crimes against North Korea and defended the rogue nation in a recent blog post. Max Fisher, a writer for the Walmart-sponsored site Vox.com, accused America of doing something terrible and evil to North Korea in a recent blog post that also defends the DPRKs anti-American attitudes. The US did in fact do something terrible, even evil to North Korea, and...
  • Republicans' Donald Trump problem just got worse

    07/26/2015 9:01:20 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 90 replies
    Vox ^ | July 27, 2015 | Jonathan Allen
    Donald Trump was supposed to flame out fast. Instead, he's burning ever hotter in the first contests of the 2016 Republican presidential primary. The real estate mogul and reality TV star has a seven-point lead over his nearest competitor in New Hampshire, and he's breathing down the neck of longtime Iowa caucuses leader Scott Walker, according to two NBC-Marist University polls released Sunday morning. It's still very early in the 2016 campaign, and the first Republican debate on Aug. 6 in Cleveland could shake up the race, but Trump's surprising success suggests he will continue to be a significant force...
  • The silver lining of Donald Trump

    07/22/2015 10:51:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Vox ^ | July 22, 2015 | Jonathan Allen
    If there's a small silver lining for the Republican Party in the bonanza of insanity that is Donald Trump's candidacy, it's this: He's single-handedly managed to make the rest of the GOP field look downright reasonable by comparison. There's less talk of a "clown car" primary when the main attraction is the ringmaster of his own circus. Each day, Trump seems to reach new heights of absurdity, offensiveness, and popularity among Republican poll respondents. On Tuesday, he called fellow candidate Lindsey Graham an "idiot" and handed out the South Carolina senator's cellphone number a response to Graham referring to...
  • Vox 'Voxsplains' CNN's Dildo Flag Blunder

    06/28/2015 10:28:09 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 28, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    I am sure that when John Cameron Swayze began anchoring the Camel News Caravan at NBC in 1949 he never in his wildest imagination would have thoughtthat there ever could bea day when a flag covered with dildos and butt plugs at a gay pride parade would become the focus of a television news broadcast. However such was the case on Saturday when a CNN reporter confused a parody ISIS flag with the real deal at a London gay pride parade and "treated" the audience to a detailed analysis, including an interview with a national security analyst,for over six minutes....
  • It's time we have a holiday to honor those who try to stop wars, too (MASSIVE HURL!)

    05/27/2015 7:04:49 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 46 replies
    vox.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | Dylan Matthews
    Memorial Day and Veterans Day often get equated, but there is an essential distinction between the two. Veterans Day honors all who have served the American military in wars. Memorial Day honors those who've perished. It's an annual reminder that wars have grave human costs, which must be both recognized and minimized. Those costs are not inevitable. We ought to also set aside time to remember those throughout American history who have tried hardest to reduce them, to prevent unnecessary loss of life both American and foreign: war resisters. War resistors can be heroes....
  • "America has a simple ideology": how one of Russia's top US experts tries to explain America

    05/04/2015 7:55:50 PM PDT · by Paid_Russian_Troll · 30 replies
    vox ^ | May 5, 2015 | Max Fisher
    The United States comes up constantly when you talk to Russians about their country's place in the world. But the conversations tend to go a lot differently than many Americans might expect. In the US, the common view is that Russians feel aggrieved by the loss of the Soviet Union and all the respect that came with being a global superpower. Russia's acts of aggression in Europe, in this telling, are all about challenging the American-led order as a way to prove Russia's might and importance. This aggression is wildly popular among Russians, many Americans believe, because it makes them...
  • Vox Youth: Open the Borders to Solve Immigration Crises

    04/21/2015 5:20:28 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 21, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember Dylan Matthews? He is the youthful Vox writer who suddenly noticed that the U.S. Senate is not based on proportional representation therefore...SNAP! Abolish the U.S. Senate!Upon being informed that can't be done because a federal system was set up by the U.S. Constitution then...SNAP! Abolish the Constituion!Now young Dylan is bringing the same analytical skills to the immigration crises in Europe and the U.S.A.. He has noticed that many illegals are surging into both areas so...SNAP! Abolish borders!Although Dylan talks about this solution for Europe, he also means the same "solution" for the U.S.A. since he includes a graph...
  • Ezra Klein Twitter Post

    04/13/2015 5:52:47 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 11 replies
    https://Twitter.com ^ | 4/13/2015 | Ezra Klein
    From an Ezra Klein Twitter post: User Actions Follow Ezra KleinVerified account ‏@ezraklein Here's what Marco Rubio tostada on taxes, Medicare, marijuana, same sex marriage, and more: http://www.vox.com/2015/4/13/8406787/marco-rubio-issues …
  • Netanyahus Victory Is A Disaster For The Peace Process (Schadenfreude Alert)

    03/18/2015 2:50:32 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 61 replies
    Vox ^ | 03/18/2015 | Zack Beauchamp
    "More specifically, Netanyahu's Likud Party won by siphoning voters away from the other right parties who will become its coalition partners. Mainstream Israeli opinion has shifted to the right: to win, Likud didn't need to win over a swath of centrist voters. It needed to jazz up the Right with nasty rhetoric about Palestinians and Arabs." "Meanwhile, Likud is going through a process that some observers have referred to as Tea Party-ization. Younger Israelis tend to be more conservative, increasingly empowering the more right-wing factions inside Likud. That causes center-right voters to defect to centrist parties, pushing the party ever...