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  • Why White Supremacists Are Chugging Milk (and Why Geneticists Are Alarmed)

    10/18/2018 9:30:38 AM PDT · by Theoria · 55 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 17 Oct 2018 | Amy Harmon
    Nowhere on the agenda of the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, being held in San Diego this week, is a topic plaguing many of its members: the recurring appropriation of the field’s research in the name of white supremacy. “Sticking your neck out on political issues is difficult,” said Jennifer Wagner, a bioethicist and president of the group’s social issues committee, who had sought to convene a panel on the racist misuse of genetics and found little traction. But the specter of the field’s ignominious past, which includes support for the American eugenics movement, looms large...
  • What Is NPC, the Pro-Trump Internet’s New Favorite Insult?

    10/17/2018 9:47:35 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 30 replies
    nyt ^ | 10/16/2018 | Kevin Roose
    Last week, a trolling campaign organized by right-wing internet users spilled over onto Twitter. The campaign, which was born in the fever swamps of 4chan and Reddit message boards, involved creating hundreds of fictional personas with gray cartoon avatars, known as NPCs. These accounts posed as liberal activists and were used to spread — among other things — false information about November’s midterm elections.
  • Democrats Are Blowing It, Again

    10/13/2018 9:40:14 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 12, 2018 | Bret Stephens
    Michael Kelly, the legendary journalist who died covering the invasion of Iraq in 2003, once wrote that the “animating impulse” of modern liberalism was to “marginalize itself and then enjoy its own company. And to make itself as unattractive to as many as possible.” “If it were a person,” he added, “it would pierce its tongue.” [snip] t pierced its tongue on CNN this week, when Hillary Clinton told Christiane Amanpour that “you cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about.” And when former Attorney General Eric Holder said...
  • Get Angry, and Get Involved

    10/08/2018 9:16:38 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies
    New York Times ^ | By David Leonhardt
    Get Angry, and Get Involved The midterm elections are the smart way to make your influence felt. By David Leonhardt Opinion Columnist Oct. 7, 2018 If you’re not angry yet, you should be. Let’s review: Decades ago, a businessman built a fortune thanks in large measure to financial fraud. His corrupt gains helped him become famous. He then launched a political career by repeatedly telling a racist lie, about the first black president secretly being an African. This lie created an audience in right-wing media that made possible a presidential campaign. During that campaign, the candidate eagerly accepted — indeed,...
  • Show How You Feel, Kavanaugh Was Told, and a Nomination Was Saved

    10/07/2018 9:03:42 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 122 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 6, 2018 | Peter Baker and Nicholas Fandos
    WASHINGTON — Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh sat in the anteroom of Room 216 in the Hart Senate Office Building, a sterile, living-room-like space with a couch and a couple of armchairs and a large television on the wall. His chances of joining the Supreme Court seemed to be vanishing. “Disaster,” read the text message from one Republican. Christine Blasey Ford had just finished testifying that he had tried to force himself on her as a teenager, and nearly everyone in both camps found her credible, sincere and sympathetic. President Trump called Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, and they agreed...
  • Judges signal they'll revive Sarah Palin defamation lawsuit against N.Y. Times

    09/21/2018 4:27:15 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 34 replies
    The London Free Press ^ | 09/21/2018 | AP
    A federal appeals panel seems poised to reinstate a defamation lawsuit Sarah Palin brought against The New York Times. A three-judge panel found it unusual that a judge tossed the lawsuit last year after hearing testimony from a single witness. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel heard oral arguments Friday.
  • NY Slimes: ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’ Is a Myth

    09/17/2018 7:12:47 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 43 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | September 17, 2018 | David Leonhardt
    And the Democratic Party has not actually become a band of radical leftists Conventional wisdom says that the middle is disappearing from American politics: The Republicans have moved far to the right, the Democrats far to the left, and woe to any moderate voters looking for politicians to represent their views. Well, the conventional wisdom is wrong. The Democrats have not actually become radical leftists, or anything close to it. You keep hearing this story partly because Republicans have an obvious interest in promoting it and partly because large parts of the news media find it irresistible. It’s a “both...
  • Fox's Hannity calls on Secret Service to investigate anonymous anti-Trump writer

    09/08/2018 10:56:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Andrew Blake
    'This is a clear and present danger to the country.... a soft coup aided and abetted' by the mediaSean Hannity joined President Trump on Friday in urging federal authorities to identify the author of the anonymously written op-ed responsible for rocking the White House this week, calling their conduct a crime worthy of being investigated by the U.S. Secret Service. Discussing the opinion column during his Fox News program, “Hannity,” the conservative commentator and adamant Trump supporter urged the agency responsible for protecting the president to find its author for the sake of national security. “This is a clear and...
  • Author Ted Malloch Takes Down the Flailing New York Times

    09/03/2018 7:13:21 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 17 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 3, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    I grew up reading the New York Times as the paper of record because my social studies teachers in high school and college mandated it. I stopped reading it years and years ago as it became overtly biased and predictably liberal. The last few days, I have been in Asia and the hotel only had the NYT, so I had a quick read. WOW! This is not a real newspaper — it is a propaganda organ for the anti-American, post-modern radical who loathes Trump, any traditional values, the family, and what used to be referred to as, good taste. The...
  • Washington Mourned John McCain. President Trump Played Golf.

    09/01/2018 3:40:51 PM PDT · by McGruff · 211 replies
    NY Times ^ | Sept. 1, 2018 | Katie Rogers
    For the clusters of onlookers, besuited power players and three former presidents who had all traveled to Washington National Cathedral, the muggy day was a historic opportunity to memorialize the life of Senator John McCain, who was remembered as a deeply patriotic war hero, a former Republican presidential candidate and a scrappy, humanly flawed, ultimately idealistic lawmaker. For President Trump, it was Saturday. In the many discussions about how to mark his life that Mr. McCain had with his staff and family before he died, he had made clear he did not want Mr. Trump to participate in anything they...
  • The New York Times’ Hit Piece On Mike Pence Is Anti-Christian Bigotry, Plain And Simple

    08/08/2018 10:38:09 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 6 Aug 18 | Glenn T. Stanton
    The New York Times’ Frank Bruni really upped his game this week. In an atrociously brutal piece, he called Vice President Mike Pence a “holy terror,” claiming he’s multiple degrees more sinister than President Trump, the otherwise most sinister person on the planet. Bruni actually warns the best case against impeaching Trump is the much greater danger of Pence. Think about that a moment though. For all the venom and apocalyptic hysteria being spewed at everything Trump has ever said, done or probably even thought — and there is plenty there of concern — there is someone even “worse” than...
  • NYT's embattled Sarah Jeong: President Trump is 'basically Hitler'

    08/07/2018 5:17:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 6, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    The New York Times said it vetted her social-media history before Sarah Jeong was hired last week, which means the newspaper was presumably aware of her “Trump is Hitler” tweets. In addition to firing off anti-white and anti-cop missives, Ms. Jeong, the latest member of the newspaper’s editorial board, repeatedly equated Donald Trump to Adolph Hitler on Twitter leading up to the 2016 presidential election. Her account included declarations such as “Trump is Hitler,” “Trump = Hitler,” and “trump is basically hitler,” as well as “Was Hitler as rapey as Donald Trump?”
  • ‘The Daily’ host Michael Barbaro splits from husband, dating female producer

    07/28/2018 8:23:05 AM PDT · by TBP · 43 replies
    MSN ^ | July 27, 2018 | Ian Mohr
    The rising star host of the New York Times’ hit podcast “The Daily” is now dating the show’s executive producer, Lisa Tobin.
  • Trump Reeks of Fear

    07/08/2018 8:11:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 8, 2018 | Charles M. Blow
    I can smell Donald Trump’s fear from here. His panic. His anxiety. And yet, I don’t have a full picture of what is causing it. The only people who know what has been discovered in the Russian election meddling probe are Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team, and they aren’t talking. But President Trump no doubt knows far more about it than the rest of us, and what he knows — or what he fears — appears to be a consuming preoccupation. He tweets about the investigation constantly. Part of this is an overt play to bend public opinion,...
  • New York Times editorial board to ‘ossified’ Nancy Pelosi and deputies: Step aside

    07/01/2018 1:07:30 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 70 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 7/1/18 | Laura Barrón-López
    The New York Times editorial board is calling on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and her top two deputies to step aside and allow younger Democratic members to lead the caucus. The Times takes aim at Pelosi, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and Democratic Assistant Leader Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., criticizing the trio for maintaining their power rather than preparing the next generation. "For too long, this regime has clung to power at the expense of future leaders," the Times editorial board writes. "Neither of Ms. Pelosi’s two chief deputies, Steny Hoyer, the party whip, and Jim Clyburn, the...
  • Senate Republicans Are Newly Hopeful About the Midterms. For Good Reason.

    06/02/2018 8:42:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 2, 2018 | Jonathan Martin
    After a turbulent first year confronting friendly fire from President Trump, Senate Republicans are entering the summer before the midterm elections feeling more hopeful about retaining their narrow majority than at any time since the president’s election. And for good reason. Mr. Trump is enjoying a modest increase in his approval ratings this year and, as important, is attacking Democrats rather than inciting the internecine feuds that could depress Republican turnout. The economy continues to grow, as demonstrated by Friday’s unexpectedly strong jobs report, while unemployment has fallen to levels unseen since 2000. Republicans, already on the offensive thanks to...
  • ‘Bigger Than Watergate’? Both Sides Say Yes, but for Different Reasons

    05/18/2018 5:35:59 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    nytimes ^ | 05/17/2018 | Peter Baker
    WASHINGTON — President Trump and his critics actually agree on something. If a column he read in a magazine is correct, he wrote on Twitter on Thursday, “this is bigger than Watergate!” Never mind that he was thinking of something different than his adversaries when they use the same phrase. Mr. Trump was referring to what he deems a deep-state conspiracy to get him. His detractors are referring to the various scandals swirling around Mr. Trump. Watergate has long been the touchstone for modern American scandal, the mountain of misconduct against which all others are judged. In the 44 years...
  • New York Times editorial board begs Justice Kennedy not to retire

    04/29/2018 1:27:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 29, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    The New York Times never discouraged U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy from retiring during the Obama administration, but the newspaper’s editorial board is now literally begging him to stick around. Headlined “Please Stay, Justice Kennedy,” the open letter in Saturday’s edition implored him to remain on the high court amid rumors of his retirement, saying “[y]our departure right now from the Supreme Court would have dire consequences for the country.” Why? If Mr. Kennedy leaves, his seat would be filled by President Trump, which would mean “the court will have a locked-in right-wing majority for the rest of most...
  • Trump’s Role in Midterm Elections Roils Republicans

    04/28/2018 2:12:51 PM PDT · by Innovative · 49 replies
    NY Times ^ | Apr. 28, 2018 | Jonathan Martin, Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman
    President Trump is privately rejecting the growing consensus among Republican leaders that they may lose the House and possibly the Senate in November, leaving party officials and the president’s advisers nervous that he does not grasp the gravity of the threat they face in the midterm elections. Congressional and party leaders and even some Trump aides are concerned that the president’s boundless self-assurance about politics will cause him to ignore or undermine their midterm strategy. In battleground states like Arizona, Florida and Nevada, Mr. Trump’s proclivity to be a loose cannon could endanger the Republican incumbents and challengers who are...
  • Paul Krugman: We Don’t Need No Education

    04/24/2018 7:42:00 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | April 24, 2018 | Paul Krugman
    Matt Bevin, the conservative Republican governor of Kentucky, lost it a few days ago. Thousands of his state’s teachers had walked off their jobs, forcing many schools to close for a day, to protest his opposition to increased education funding. And Bevin lashed out with a bizarre accusation: “I guarantee you somewhere in Kentucky today a child was sexually assaulted that was left at home because there was nobody there to watch them.” He later apologized. But his hysterical outburst had deep roots: At the state and local levels, the conservative obsession with tax cuts has forced the G.O.P. into...