Recently, social media outlets such as Facebook have come under fire and scrutiny for their policies regarding the collection and sharing of user data, as well as their role in the sharing of propaganda and false information targeting voters. So naturally, Republicans in Congress want to talk about why more people aren't watching Diamond and Silk. Let's get one thing perfectly clear right at the start: You do not have a right; Constitutional, God-given, or inalienable; to a Facebook account. Full stop.
In February, the Pacific Standard published an article making the case for chucking out the horseshoe theory of political alignment. The article is quite thought out, and does a good job of making its case. Though I'm inclined to agree that the horseshoe is an outmoded understanding of the political spectrum, I'm not sure that … Continue reading Is It Time to Abandon Horseshoe Theory?
By now, everyone should be aware of the events that transpired in Charlottesville,Virginia over the weekend. In case you aren't, here's a brief recap: A rally operating under the moniker of Unite The Right was planned for Saturday, ostensibly to protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee from Charlottesville Park. The night … Continue reading Donald Trump Has His “Why Won’t He Say It” Moment, First Big Moral Test; Fails Bigly
Donald Trump and his defenders have often used the excuse that Trump is new to politics to deflect away from any critique about the awful job that he is doing. In the earliest days of the administration, defenders such as Devin Nunes would rush to remind the American people that Donald Trump was a "neophyte," … Continue reading Trump Doesn’t Know How To Do His Job. The Scary Part? Over Half of Republicans Don’t Believe That We Should Have Another Election.
This is the fifth in a multi-part series, of indefinite length and schedule, examining the building of Trump’s Wall, a metaphorical wall between ideology and reality. Parts One, Two, Three, and Four can be read here, here, here and here. In recent posts, I have discussed the rise of isolationism more broadly and isolation among individuals, as well … Continue reading Another Brick In Trump’s Wall Part Five
As some of my readers may remember, I declared on Monday that this was the worst week for Trump since he had taken office. That was on Monday. Thursday, the week just got even worse. A slew of stories dropped across several different outlets, just as Trump himself was set to take a 17 day … Continue reading Trump Heads For Vacation – Maybe He Should Stay There
It's only Monday, and it's already been a long week. Donald Trump swore in his new Chief of Staff, John Kelly, who replaced Reince Preibus. Preibus was ousted last Friday at 5:00 pm, rather unceremoniously on Twitter, and then was left to melt in the rain on the Tarmac. It seems that Preibus, Trump, and … Continue reading Is The Republican Support For Trump Starting To Crack?