Category: Politics

I have railed for months about the pro-Clinton bias in the NYTimes. Today’s headline reads┬áThree Crucial States Show Tight Races Between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton PARA 2: “The Quinnipiac University surveys, released on Tuesday, show Mrs. Clinton leading Mr. …

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Paris/San Bernadino happened because of ISIS. ISIS arose because Iraq was invaded. Iraq was invaded because of 9/11. 9/11 happened because of U.S. missile strikes on Bin Laden’s HQ, see White House daily brief, Wikipedia. The missile strikes happened because …

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I came to this conclusion a week ago. Reasons: His policies are popular He is consistent in his positions, and people respond to such authenticity His funding is all grass-roots I keep reading posts from Republicans who support him The …

Bernie Sanders will be President Read More »

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Mother Jones has a really interesting article on how our beliefs block new information: Pre-existing beliefs, far more than new facts, skew our thoughts. Feelings arise before conscious thoughts and color them. Confirmation bias gives more weight to facts that …

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David Brooks is the token conservative on the New York Times OpEd page. He replaced the insufferable William Safire, but has still been reliably conservative. But something has happened as of late; he has been writing columns displaying empathy, such …

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The existence of elections, civil law and free speech gives the appearance of a functioning democracy, but in practice they are not acting as intended. 1. Voting is not Representative Voting is skewed in America in many ways. Districts are …

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The NYTimes reports that how Supreme Court Justices vote on 1st Amendment claims depends on their political leanings. The worst liberal bias is 1.3, whereas the conservative biases range from 3 to 7. This is unsettling enough by itself, but …

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The Electoral College. Disproportionate Senatorial representation. Gerrymandering. Congressional inaction on higher taxes on the rich, military spending cuts and removing marijuana’s Schedule 1 classification. All are disquieting signs that we may be living in a society that only pretends to …

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Nice article in Salon suggesting that Republicans adopt a religious mantle to capture voters in the South for whom religion is so important that it trumps their economic interests.

This is so sad. Pamela Jones of Groklaw has decided to shutter the site as a result of Snowden’s revelations about email snooping. I know this won’t mean anything to most people, but Groklaw was a beacon in the IP …

Groklaw is Dead Read More »