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  • John Dingell: to fix Congress, abolish the Senate

    12/06/2018 1:16:25 PM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    VOX ^ | December 4, 2018 | Dylan Matthews
    John Dingell knows a thing or two about how Congress works. First elected to the US House of Representatives at age 29 in a 1955 special election, Dingell left office in January 2015, nearly 60 years later. The last president he served with, Barack Obama, was born six years after Dingell entered office. His tenure was the longest in the history of the House or Senate, outlasting stalwarts like Strom Thurmond and Ted Kennedy by more than a decade. So his call to abolish the Senate, announced in an Atlantic excerpt from his new memoir, is pretty notable. He pairs...
  • Spain’s Socialists take hit in Andalusia vote as 'far right' wins seats

    12/03/2018 12:27:32 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    Politico EU ^ | 12/3/18 | Diego Torres
    MADRID — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez’s Socialist Party took a beating Sunday in an election in Andalusia that saw the far right win seats in one of the country’s regional parliaments for the first time in decades. The Socialists (PSOE) — which have ruled the southern region uninterrupted for 36 years — came in first but could lose their grip on power if parties on the right team up against them. Juanma Moreno — the local leader of the Popular Party — said as the results came in that he would try to replace the Socialists’ incumbent regional leader,...
  • Er, Socialism? Vox Video Skips Reason Why Venezuelans Are Leaving Their Country

    11/28/2018 10:20:35 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 8 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 28, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Johnny Harris of Vox reported on the enormous numbers of refugees who have fled from Venezuela and crossed the border to live in Colombia. Since Venezuela has the largest proven oil reserves in the world, one might wonder how it came to be an economic basket case where inflation is so high that the paper currency needed to buy a roll of toilet paper would actually be more useful to use in the desired function than the product it is supposed to purchase. Here is Johnny Harris reporting on the what but never on the why of the Venezuelan refugee crises....
  • Marijuana legalization is a response to the failures of the war on drugs

    11/23/2018 8:58:41 AM PST · by Red6 · 162 replies
    VOX ^ | Nov 14, 2018 | German Lopez
    The debate over marijuana legalization is just one of the many ways the political landscape is changing as the US comes to terms with drug and criminal justice policies that many experts and Americans consider to have failed at a great cost to the nation’s liberty and finances. The war on marijuana in particular has cost the US billions of dollars over decades, led to a black market for pot that criminal organizations use to fund violent operations, and contributed to the explosive growth of America’s incarcerated population, which is now the largest in the world. And despite those costs,...
  • Vox Co-Founder Defends Leftists Terrorizing Tucker Carlson’s Family

    11/08/2018 3:50:09 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    mrcNEWSBUSTERS ^ | November 8, 2018 | Kyle Drennen
    In a string of disturbing tweets Thursday afternoon, Vox Senior Correspondent and co-founder Matthew Yglesias actually justified a mob of left-wing Antifa activists surrounding the home of Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson and terrorizing his family. Even as other journalists and pundits across the political spectrum condemned the incident, Yglesisas insisted that he “cannot empathize” with Carlson or his family. In response to liberal Washington Post columnist Karen Tumulty denouncing the actions of the Antifa thugs via Twitter, Yglesias launched his offensive tweetstorm by proclaiming: “I think the idea behind terrorizing his family, like it or not as a strategy,...
  • Twitter: Vox Editor Suggests Crisis if Dems Win “Popular Vote” But Lose House

    11/05/2018 3:02:03 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 127 replies
    I don't think people are ready for the crisis that will follow if Democrats win the House popular vote but not the majority. After Kavanaugh, Trump, Garland, Citizens United, Bush v. Gore, etc, the party is on the edge of losing faith in the system (and reasonably so).
  • Jair Bolsonaro, right-wing firebrand, wins Brazil’s presidential election.

    10/29/2018 8:11:15 PM PDT · by Rabin · 24 replies
    kirby@vox.com ^ | Oct 29, 2018 | Jen Kirbyjen
    Far-right firebrand Jair Bolsonaro won a decisive victory on Sunday in Brazil’s presidential runoff election. His win represents a significant break in Brazilian politics, as voters abandoned the leftist party that had dominated past elections. Bolsonaro’s showing on Sunday is even more remarkable because he largely began his presidential campaign as he has a long history of making controversial "racist and sexist statements"; his unfiltered rhetoric and his “law and order” platform have earned him the nickname the “Trump of the Tropics.”
  • The rape allegation against Bill Clinton, explained

    10/09/2018 10:57:22 PM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 22 replies
    Christin Ford The FBI found no corroborating evidence for Ford claims. All the people she said were at the party don't recall any party. Near the time shortly after the alleged event occurred Ford never told anyone about what she says had happened. Juanita Broaddrick Has five corroborating witness regarding Bill Clinton's allegedly raping her--This is from Vox.com-- Several friends of Broaddrick's backed up the story. Norma Rogers, who was director of nursing at Broaddrick's nursing home at the time, told reporters that she entered the hotel room shortly after the assault allegedly took place, and "found Mrs. Broaddrick crying...
  • Republicans don’t care what you think

    10/07/2018 10:35:25 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 86 replies
    Vox ^ | 10-6-2018 | Dylan Scott
    Republicans lost the argument, but they ultimately had the votes.Forty-nine Senate Republicans and one Democrat just confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the United State Supreme Court. No allegations, no protesters, no public opinion poll showing Brett Kavanaugh is the most unpopular person to be elevated to the nation’s highest court in recent history was going to stop them. To the senators who confirmed him, it did not matter that Christine Blasey Ford testified for four hours under oath and told the Senate Judiciary Committee that she was “100 percent” certain Brett Kavanaugh was the boy who pulled her into a room...
  • Read Trump’s speech to the UN General Assembly (warning liberal biased barf alert)

    09/25/2018 9:24:44 PM PDT · by KTM rider · 20 replies
    Vox ^ | Sep 25, 2018 | Alex Ward
    "President Donald Trump’s second address to the United Nations reiterated the same point he made last year: His America is a sovereign one, and every nation is on its own. “America is governed by Americans,” he said to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday in one his highest-profile speeches of the year. “We reject the ideology of globalism and accept the doctrine of patriotism.” He also used the opportunity to breeze through America’s national security concerns, such as nuclear talks with North Korea, tensions with Iran, and his trade war with China. But the speech amounted to little more than...
  • A top Cornell food researcher has had 13 studies retracted. That’s a lot.

    09/20/2018 7:15:00 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 60 replies
    Vox ^ | 20 Sept 2018 | Brian Resnick and Julia Belluz
    Cornell says Brian Wansink “committed academic misconduct,” and is leaving the university. He’s a cautionary tale in bad incentives in science. Thirteen of Wansink’s studies have now been retracted, including the six pulled from JAMA Wednesday. ...To date, 13 of his papers have been retracted. And that’s stunning given that Wansink was so highly cited and his body of work was so influential. Wansink also collected government grants, helped shape the marketing practices at food companies, and worked with the White House to influence food policy in this country.
  • Vox Questions and Recalculates Hurricane Marias' Official Death Tolls - FLASHBACK

    09/13/2018 10:35:04 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 4 replies
    Vox ^ | Oct 11, 2017 | Eliza Barclay, Alexia Fernández Campbell
    Death tolls are the primary way we understand the impact of a disaster. And for nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, as a humanitarian crisis was intensifying, the death toll was frozen at 16. “Sixteen people certified,” Trump said on October 3 during his visit to the island, repeating a figure confirmed by the territory’s governor. "Everybody watching can really be very proud of what's taken place in Puerto Rico." It was a moment that crystallized two conflicting narratives about the Puerto Rico disaster. The first one, from the federal government and Puerto Rico’s governor, is of...
  • Vox Writer Avoids the I-Word in 'House Democrats’ Top Priority if They Win in November'

    09/12/2018 4:09:42 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 12, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    "Impeachment! Impeachment! Impeachment! Impeachment! Impeachment! Impeachment! Impeachment!" ---Congresswoman Maxine Waters. What do you think the top priority of Congress would be if the Democrats win control of the House in November? The answer is something upon which both the left and the right would agree: Impeachment. And yet the party position is to pretend that impeachment is not on their minds 24/7 because they know such an admission could hurt them with the voters, no matter what Waters might be saying.The only other type of person who would go through such a pretense would be a writer acting in the role of...
  • Vox faithfully parrots Dianne Feinstein's absurd and fake abortion stat

    09/05/2018 2:36:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/5/18 | Becket Adams
    “ Go deeper” indeed. Vox is the first newsroom this week to parrot Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s, D-Calif., absurd claim that more than a million women died from unsafe abortions in the two decades preceding the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. The California senator’s bogus assertion came Wednesday during Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing. “In the 1950s and 60s, the two decades before Roe, deaths from illegal abortions in this country ran between 200,000 and 1.2 million,” she said, "citing" the Guttmacher Institute. Feinstein added, “So, a lot of women died in that period … I think...
  • Newt Gingrich: Democrats have no idea what demons they are unleashing

    08/18/2018 6:14:47 AM PDT · by grayboots · 93 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/18/2018 | Newt Gingrich
    A few weeks ago, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) wrote an article for Vox explaining the movement’s goals – to end capitalism and radically change America. In normal times, the declarations of a fringe party and ideology in America would not merit much attention. However, these are not normal times. A new Gallup poll shows that 57 percent of Democrats have a favorable view of socialism – while only 47 percent view capitalism positively. This pattern has been building for a while. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont took socialism mainstream in the party during the 2016...
  • Why is the Media Dividing Us?

    08/12/2018 8:20:36 AM PDT · by davikkm · 38 replies
    IWB ^ | Daniel Carter
    If you’ve seen my prior work, you know that I often focus on the dirty deeds of mainstream media. Last week, I posed the question: “Is the Press an Enemy of the People”. Of course, when I say “press”, I am referring to the six mega-corporations that own 90% of the media. And there is little doubt that these corporations treat us like enemies, dividing us every chance they get. Just this week, Ezra Klein, founder and editor of Vox, wrote an article in which he excused the feminist movement for spreading the message of #KillAllMen across various social media...
  • Mitt Romney’s statement on the Charlottesville anniversary strikes a chord Trump cannot

    08/12/2018 12:37:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Vox ^ | August 11, 2018 | Emily Stewart
    Mitt Romney is calling on Americans to “categorically and consistently reject racism and discrimination” on the anniversary of racist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017 and on the eve of a repeat of the Unite the Right rally this year in Washington, DC. The former Massachusetts governor and current US Senate candidate in Utah issued a lengthy statement on Friday defending equality, steeped in his religious upbringing and belief that “we are all children of God.” Romney, who ran against President Barack Obama as the 2012 Republican nominee for president, touched on a number of issues in his post. He...
  • To Counter Trump, Vox Defends MS-13 As Nice Kids Who Ride Bikes, Work After-School Jobs

    08/09/2018 12:07:34 PM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 9, 2018 | Jacob Perry
    Vox and ProPublica take aim at President Trump’s heightened concern for gangs in the United States in a recently published video, claiming his harsh characterizations of MS-13 are unfair. The gang, also known as Mara Salvatrucha, numbers in the tens of thousands and is composed primarily of outlaws from El Salvador, Honduras, and other Central American countries. Trump’s hardline stance on crime and border security has made MS-13 a more widely recognized public menace. But instead of acknowledging the rising violent threat that MS-13 poses to the American people, progressive media outlets like Vox and ProPublica are casting the Trump...
  • Democratic socialist writer levels with voters: We want to ‘end capitalism’

    08/02/2018 10:41:39 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/02/18 | Adam Shaw
    Well, that escalated quickly. The rise of “democratic socialism” has been one of the key developments in the Democratic Party in recent years, first with the popularity of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and more recently Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s primary win over party mainstay Rep. Joe Crowley in New York. One of the ways the movement is presented is with the claim that this is not your grandfather’s socialism -- or the socialism of the former Soviet Union, Venezuela or other failed states. It’s more “Scandinavian health care” than overthrowing the bourgeoisie. But now a democratic socialist writer is leveling with voters,...
  • Even Liberal Vox Mocks Democrats Refusing to Vote for Own 'Abolish ICE' Bill

    07/16/2018 7:09:20 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 16, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Just how laughably pathetic do the leftwing Democrats who loudly introduced a bill to abolish ICE appear after they now have to backtrack in embarrassment to oppose it since Republicans agreed to bring it to the floor of the House for a vote? So pathetic that even the leftist website Vox is mocking the Democrats for putting themselves in such a bind as to look completely foolish.  This mockery of the 'Abolish ICE' Democrats by Ella Nilson and Tara Golshan appears in the July 13 Vox as Democrats aren’t ready to actually vote for an “Abolish ICE” bill. The subtitle summarizes...