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  • The Supreme Court Is Headed Back to the 19th Century(Anti Kavannagh piece)

    09/09/2018 6:33:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 66 replies
    theatlantic.com ^ | 9/4/2018 | Adam Serwer
    When the Louisiana State Militia finally arrived at the Colfax courthouse on April 15, 1873, all it could do was bury the bodies. Two days earlier, a large force of white supremacists had taken control of the courthouse from the mostly black faction protecting it. J. R. Beckwith, the U.S. attorney for New Orleans, told Congress that in the aftermath the ground was “strewn with dead negroes,” their bodies plundered by whites who had come to watch the bloodshed. The dead remained “unburied and mutilated,” Beckwith said, until federal troops arrived days later to shovel them into a mass grave....
  • AI is indeed a threat to democracy

    09/06/2018 6:01:58 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 8 replies
    Mind Matters ^ | September 5, 2018 | Michael Egnor
    AI is indeed a threat to democracy But not in quite the way historian Yuval Noah Harari thinks Michael Egnor Historian Yuval Noah Harari argues at The Atlantic that artificial intelligence may subvert democracy by concentrating power in a small elite: The emergence of liberal democracies is associated with ideals of liberty and equality that may seem self-evident and irreversible. But these ideals are far more fragile than we believe. Their success in the 20th century depended on unique technological conditions that may prove ephemeral. There is indeed an association between democracies and liberty but the arrow of causation...
  • We're Watching an Anti-Democratic Coup Unfold

    09/05/2018 4:40:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 141 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 5, 2018 | David A. Graham
    Acts of sabotage against the president are perilous to the American system of government. They're also self-serving. The title of Bob Woodward’s new book, Fear, contains a multitude of meanings. For one thing, it describes the attitude of many of President Trump’s own aides toward his judgment. It’s not just that many sources were willing to tell Woodward damaging stories about Trump: The most stunning examples are those where top aides reportedly thwarted his will. Even more stunning is an anonymous op-ed published in The New York Times Wednesday afternoon written by a purported “senior official in the Trump administration.”...
  • Why Trump Supporters Believe He Is Not Corrupt (Like an e-mail from Evil Spock)

    08/25/2018 1:00:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 22, 2018 | Peter Beinart
    What the president’s supporters fear most isn’t the corruption of American law, but the corruption of America’s traditional identity. On Wednesday morning, the lead story on FoxNews.com was not Michael Cohen’s admission that Donald Trump had instructed him to violate campaign-finance laws by paying hush money to two of Trump’s mistresses. It was the alleged murder of a white Iowa woman, Mollie Tibbetts, by an undocumented Latino immigrant, Cristhian Rivera. On their face, the two stories have little in common. Fox is simply covering the Iowa murder because it distracts attention from a revelation that makes Trump look bad. But...
  • Media Should Fear Muslims and Leftists, Not Trump - Greenfield

    08/13/2018 8:45:20 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 9 replies
    FrontPage ^ | August 10, 2018 | Greenfield
    Media Should Fear Muslims and Leftists, Not Trump The media ought to be thanking Trump for protecting it from its allies. August 10, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. Trump's criticism of the media “is contributing to a rise in threats against journalists and will lead to violence,” claims Artie Sulzberger, the latest scion of the New York Times dynasty. Artie, who got the chairman job because of his last name, earns $5 million a year. The only threat...
  • The Top 10 Black Racists: Being a racist can be a ticket to success – if you’re an African-American.

    08/06/2018 9:04:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/06/2018 | Matthew Vadum
    In America today there is nothing worse than being called a racist. You can’t easily defend yourself against the life-changing, sometimes career-ending smear which evildoers can wield with impunity. “There is nothing worse for your career,”  New York State Assemblyman Kieran Lalor (R), said on Fox and Friends, “there’s nothing worse for you as a person. A lot ofpeople don’t want to speak up because they’re going to be accused of being a racist.” Yet outrageous, even genocidal, statements are issued every day now by hate-filled black supremacists and their radical allies. In a case of deviancy having been...
  • Media figures lament toxic Twitter (Liberal Trolls Lament Being Trolled)

    07/19/2018 5:59:36 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/19/18 | Ali Breland
    High-profile journalists are saying they might leave Twitter after tweets attacking them and family members. The latest controversy is underscoring how the popular social media platform has become toxic in the current political climate. CNN reporter and commentator Chris Cillizza tweeted on Sunday that he was “about done” with Twitter, after tweets mocking his child’s peanut allergy. “We are talking about a 9 year old. Feel free to hate me. But don’t mock my son’s peanut allergy. Classless and indefensible,” Cillizza wrote. MSNBC Anchor Chuck Todd also offered support to Cillizza and criticized the abuse. “Every time I think Twitter...
  • The Anti-Trump Hysteria Isn’t Helping

    07/17/2018 3:13:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 17, 2018 | Danielle Pletka, senior vice president the American Enterprise Institute
    President Donald Trump’s press conference with Russia’s Vladimir Putin was a debacle. The president went from an anodyne prepared statement to a question-and-answer session that ping-ponged between stunning and appalling (with a bit of emetic thrown in for good measure). Suffice it to say, it was a new low from a chief executive who is redefining the term. But the reaction on Twitter from the foreign-policy establishment was almost as untethered as Trump himself. John Brennan, who served as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency under Obama, tweeted: Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds...
  • Exclusive – Melania Trump Spox: David Frum ‘Disgusting’ for Insinuating Domestic Abuse

    06/04/2018 4:08:35 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Jun 2018 | Michelle Moons
    Exclusive – Melania Trump Spox: David Frum ‘Disgusting’ for Insinuating Domestic Abuse in White House(FULL TITLE) First Lady Melania Trump’s Communications Director Stephanie Grisham condemned a “disgusting” Monday tweet from Atlantic Senior Editor David Frum containing a hypothetical situation with President Donald Trump hitting his wife. Frum went after President Trump, his personal attorney Jay Sekulow, and now former Trump attorney John Dowd in a tweet that asked whether Trump would be obstructing justice if he punched the First Lady and ordered the Secret Service to cover up the assault. “Suppose President Trump punched the First Lady in the White...
  • Rolling Stone Writer Speculates Melania Trump Being Abused by Her Husband

    06/04/2018 3:48:18 PM PDT · by detective · 48 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 4, 2018 | David Rutz
    A Rolling Stone writer speculated on Twitter that First Lady Melania Trump could be the victim of spousal abuse by President Donald Trump, hence her recent public absence. Melania Trump has not made a public appearance since a five-day hospital stay in mid-May following surgery for a kidney condition. She will not travel with the president for the G7 summit in Quebec this week, and there are also no plans for her to join him in Singapore for his June 12 meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Her last appearance in an official capacity was on May 10,...
  • Ben Rhodes Blames Republicans for Obama's Syria Mess

    06/04/2018 2:38:09 PM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    Front Page ^ | June 3, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Every Dem has his day. Hillary had her tour. Bernie had his. A number of Dem staffers and media people have done theirs. Now it's Ben Rhodes' turn to play Miss Obama. His documentary clips are everywhere. He's got a new gig with NBC. And he's churning out a stream of articles, editorials and excuses. As the Obama Whisperer, the manager of the echo chamber, he's back doing what he loves. Spinning. This time it's Obama on Syria. In an Atlantic piece, Obama's vizier blames the international community and Republicans. Obama had famously blamed the Euros. Rhodes goes easier on...
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates: I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye (Barf Alert)

    05/07/2018 6:26:36 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 14 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 7, 2018 | Ta-Nehisi Coates
    Kanye West wants freedom—white freedom. I could only have seen it there, on the waxed hardwood floor of my elementary-school auditorium, because I was young then, barely seven years old, and cable had not yet come to the city, and if it had, my father would not have believed in it. Yes, it had to have happened like this, like folk wisdom, because when I think of that era, I do not think of MTV, but of the futile attempt to stay awake and navigate the yawning whiteness of Friday Night Videos, and I remember that there were no VCRs...
  • China tries to contain fallout from sanction-busting scandal

    04/29/2018 2:43:20 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Asia Times ^ | APRIL 26, 2018 | GORDON WATTS
    China tries to contain fallout from sanction-busting scandal Smartphone giant Huawei is the latest tech giant under investigation after ZTE ban By GORDON WATTS APRIL 26, 2018 8:46 PM (UTC+8) Cybersecurity, cutting-edge technology and chips. This curious mix has taken the trade row between China and the United States to a whole new level. Just days after telecom titan ZTE was hit by new US sanctions in the ongoing Iran and North Korea export scandal, smartphone giant Huawei faces similar accusations. At the heart of the dispute are US-made components, which are crucial to the operating systems in a range...
  • The Democratic Push for a 'Public Option on Steroids'

    04/26/2018 7:16:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | April 26, 2018 | by Ronald Brownstein
    After beating back the repeated Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Democrats, for the first time in years, are taking the offense on health care. While the flashiest proposal—for an entirely government-run system—remains a distant aspiration, Democrats are again looking for new ways to expand Washington’s role in shaping the health-care system. Their ideas include new plans to expand coverage, restrain drug prices, and create a public competitor to private health-insurance companies. Encouraging all of these efforts are polls showing that support for the ACA clearly increased during the long legislative struggle over its future. “People are increasingly...
  • Brutal Column By Fired Conservative Writer, Kevin Williamson: When the Mob Came For Me

    04/23/2018 9:05:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/23/2018 | Guy Benson
    Several weeks ago, acerbic conservative writer Kevin Williamson was fired from the job he'd just accepted at The Atlantic, a prestigious mainstream publication.  The supposed iniquity for which he was dismissed was a years-old exploration of potential policy consequences related to his views on the criminalization of abortion -- an outcome he supports.  The braying jackals who applied heavy pressure on The Atlantic's editor, Jeffrey Goldberg, to kick Williamson to the curb homed in on the columnist's ostensible stance that women who obtain abortions should be hanged.  This is a gross distortion, for reasons we'll get to shortly.  Some of...
  • REPORT: Attorney for @CNN and @NYTIMES convinced judge to publicly name Sean Hannity

    04/18/2018 8:56:26 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 30 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 04/17/2018 | Greg p.
    Here’s a little tidbit from yesterday’s Michael Cohen hearing that’s pretty interesting… According to reports from inside the courtroom, Judge Kimba Wood was ready to allow Michael Cohen to submit the name of his 3rd client — who we now know is Sean Hannity — under seal, but an attorney for CNN and the New York Times convinced her otherwise. From Natasha Bertrand, The Atlantic:
  • Trump Attorney New Unmasking Docs: Samantha Power Actively Worked With Media to Undermine President

    04/10/2018 6:33:26 PM PDT · by ethom · 18 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 10, 2018 | by Cristina Laila
    An attorney for Trump, Jay Sekulow and his senior counsel Carly Gammill appeared in a Washington D.C. federal court last week to find out when they will be receiving documents related to the Obama unmasking scandal. The ACLJ (American Center For Law and Justice) filed a FOIA lawsuit last summer and they are just now beginning to receive documents. Sekulow revealed the first batch of unmasking documents on his radio show Jay Live on Tuesday. The ACLJ received heavily redacted emails from former US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power that show unprecedented unmasking and political bias in the final...
  • The Seven Dumbest Defenses Of The Atlantic’s Decision To Fire Kevin Williamson

    04/08/2018 11:23:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/07/2018 | Warren Henry
    The Atlantic‘s firing of Kevin Williamson over his views on abortion sent political Twitter abuzz this week. Conservatives and libertarians generally condemned the cowardice involved, and the swarming pushback from progressives captured the pitch-perfect drone of the hive mind.Perhaps there is a lesson here. Despite having achieved their goal, progressives felt it necessary with a torrent of widely-varying but equally flimsy rationales in support of the firing. Here is a handy guide to the seven most common (and dumbest) attempted defenses of the firing.1. National Review Doesn’t Hire Progressives. This response is based on the faulty premise that The...
  • Only Acceptable Opinions

    04/08/2018 5:37:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    While running for president the first time, Hillary Clinton , “I am sick and tired of those who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration, somehow you’re not patriotic. And we should stand up and say, ‘We are Americans, and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration.’” Not long after, once Barack Obama won the election, it became racist to debate and disagree with that administration. This is just one of many examples of liberals setting the rules, then changing them when it suits their needs. There is only one set of...
  • The Atlantic Fires Kevin Williamson

    04/05/2018 12:30:42 PM PDT · by MountainWalker · 15 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | April 5, 2018 | Ace of Spades
    Social Justice Warriors have been trying to get Kevin Williamson fired from his just-started job at the meaningless dribble publication The Atlantic -- a magazine much admired by the cucks -- because he has previously tweeted that women who get abortions should maybe be hanged. The Atlantic just fired him. They said they'd found a podcast appearance where Williamson repeated that tweet, and that they now believed this wasn't just a provocative joke but his "carefully considered" opinion. It seems it was just yesterday that The Weekly Standard, which you should totally obey because they're smart guys who really "get"...