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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...
  • There’s Finally a Persuasive Case of Election Fraud, and Republicans Don’t Care (N. Carolina)

    12/06/2018 10:50:27 AM PST · by Signalman · 16 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 12/6/2018 | David A. Graham
    <p>With the race between North Carolina Republican Governor Pat McCrory and Democrat Roy Cooper down to a razor-thin margin, Republicans filed claims of voter fraud with county boards of election around the state. The GOP was aiming to delegitimize Cooper’s lead and to legitimize years of effort to overhaul voting laws to make them more restrictive, claiming serious fraud.</p>
  • Breaking: Jerome Corsi to Reject Mueller Plea Deal

    11/26/2018 8:46:18 AM PST · by Jayster · 58 replies
    Dan Bongino ^ | Team Bongino
    Former Infowars editor and author Jerome Corsi has told CNN he will reject a plea deal that has been offered to him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. “They can put me in prison the rest of my life. I am not going to sign a lie,” Corsi said in a phone call with CNN. When asked what would happen now that he is refusing the plea deal, Corsi responded: “I don’t know.” According to The Atlantic staff writer, Natasha Bertrand, Corsi told her he would not accept Mueller’s plea deal on one count of perjury because it would require him...
  • Climate Change May Cause 26,000 More U.S. Suicides by 2050

    11/25/2018 6:58:34 AM PST · by Baynative · 125 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 2018 | Robinson Meyer
    Now, scientists have identified one more way that climate shapes suicide—and, worryingly, they have projected that it will only become more pronounced as suicide rates rise in a rapidly warming world. The finding has anxious implications for a world whose climate is rapidly changing. The authors project that roughly 14,000 people—and as many as 26,000—could die by suicide in the United States by 2050 if humanity does not reduce its emissions of greenhouse-gas pollution.
  • ‘You Can’t Do It Quietly’: Top Democrat Overheard Discussing Kavanaugh Impeachment Plans

    11/08/2018 4:20:36 PM PST · by Morgana · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 7, 2018 | Peter Hasson
    The top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee was overheard Wednesday discussing Democrats’ plans to investigate and try to impeach Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. New York Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler took a series of phone calls while riding the Acela train from New York to Washington, D.C., not knowing that the The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway was also on the train and within earshot. Nadler is set to take over as judiciary chairman as a result of Democrats flipping the House in Tuesday’s midterm elections. Nadler claimed in one call that “there’s a real indication that Kavanaugh committed perjury,” claiming...
  • GQ columnist apologizes for claim Trump radicalized 'more people than ISIS ever did'

    10/29/2018 6:03:25 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/29/18 | Joe Concha
    GQ columnist Julia Ioffe is apologizing after claiming that President Trump "has radicalized so many more people than ISIS ever did" during a segment on CNN’s “The Lead.” The commentary comes two days after a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 people dead, which prompted Ioffe to blame the president in a controversial tweet. "And a word to my fellow American Jews: This president makes this possible," Ioffe wrote shortly after the shooting on Saturday. "Here. Where you live. I hope the embassy move over there [in Israel], where you don’t live was worth it." On Monday,...
  • The Atlantic Publishes Piece Calling For Societal Exile Of Trump-Supporting Jews

    10/29/2018 12:37:37 PM PDT · by rktman · 64 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/29/2018 | Amber Athey
    The Atlantic published an article on Saturday that said Trump-supporting Jewish people should no longer be welcome at synagogues following the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue. Franklin Foer, a Jewish staff writer for The Atlantic, suggested in the article that Jewish Americans who support Trump are complicit in anti-Semitic acts. The article was published the same day 11 people were killed by a shooter at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Fewer Sex Partners Means a Happier Marriage

    10/22/2018 9:54:09 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 244 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10-22-18 | OLGA KHAZAN
    Over at the Institute for Family Studies, Nicholas Wolfinger, a sociologist at the University of Utah, has found that Americans who have only ever slept with their spouses are most likely to report being in a “very happy” marriage. Meanwhile, the lowest odds of marital happiness—about 13 percentage points lower than the one-partner women—belong to women who have had six to 10 sexual partners in their lives. For men, there’s still a dip in marital satisfaction after one partner, but it’s never as low as it gets for women,... (Skip) In an earlier analysis, Wolfinger found that women with zero...
  • Americans Strongly Dislike PC Culture

    10/11/2018 7:54:06 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 27 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10-10-2018 | Yascha Mounk
    ...According to the report, 25 percent of Americans are traditional or devoted conservatives, and their views are far outside the American mainstream. Some 8 percent of Americans are progressive activists, and their views are even less typical. By contrast, the two-thirds of Americans who don’t belong to either extreme constitute an “exhausted majority.” Their members “share a sense of fatigue with our polarized national conversation, a willingness to be flexible in their political viewpoints, and a lack of voice in the national conversation.” (snip) If age and race do not predict support for political correctness, what does? Income and education....
  • Salena Zito: Elites are the ones who are dividing America

    10/07/2018 8:09:57 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 7,2018 | Salena Zito
    Ronald Brownstein, a senior editor for The Atlantic and senior political analyst at CNN, recently issued a bleak tweet: “Today felt very much like an update of the 1850s: 2 very distinct parts of US that no longer care to even fake that they respect or value the other. Like Trump, #Kavanaugh built his strategy on rallying 1 side of that divide vs the other. Seams are unraveling-not just on #SCOTUS” Slappy acknowledges there’s a national schism but says that she and her neighbors see Washington as divided, not their communities. James Butler, a local mayor and vice president of...
  • Echo chamber hurts Democrats

    10/07/2018 10:42:54 AM PDT · by bitt · 7 replies
    donsuber.blogspot.com ^ | 10/7/2018 | don suber
    Hoisted by their own boofing petard, Democrats woke up this morning to the realization that they lost their slim hope of capturing the Senate, and their chances of winning the House are dimming. One month ago, Atlantic monthly ran a story, "Kavanaugh Has a Strong Chance of Confirmation — and of Becoming an Election Rallying Cry." A month later, this is true but the rally is for him, not against him. The piece by Emma Green, "On the left, Kavanaugh has become a symbol of anti-Trump resistance. Activist groups recently completed a 'Rise Up for Roe Tour,' a campaign of...
  • Lindsey Graham to Trump: Make North Korea Choose Between ‘Death or Condos’

    10/05/2018 1:50:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 4, 2018 | Uri Friedman
    A hardline adviser speaks out against the president's lovey-dovey diplomacy with Kim Jong Un. On Wednesday—just after Donald Trump gushed about falling “in love” with North Korea’s dictator and ahead of another trip by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Pyongyang to prepare for a second summit between Trump and Kim Jong Un—Lindsey Graham delivered a stark message to the U.S. president: End the lovefest. “I’m telling President Trump, ‘Enough with I love you,’” said the Republican senator, a close ally of Trump’s who had spoken to the president right before joining Jeffrey Goldberg on stage at The Atlantic Festival....
  • Trump’s Unusual Strategy on Kavanaugh Worked

    10/04/2018 3:03:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 4, 2018 | David A. Graham
    The White House’s expected victory in getting Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to the Supreme Court is in part a product of an unusual approach by President Trump: restraint. While the president has a tendency to lash out when he doesn’t get what he wants immediately, he approached allegations of sexual misconduct against his nominee with unusual calmness. Rather than go on the offensive, the White House allowed the allegations to play out within tightly circumscribed grounds. For example, the president publicly greenlit an FBI probe but secretly set limits that made sure it would be fast and shallow. Only as Kavanaugh’s...
  • Jeff Flake: ‘We Can’t Have That on the Court’

    10/02/2018 12:20:14 PM PDT · by mtrott · 183 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10/02/2018 | Elaina Plott
    As the Senate awaits the results of the FBI investigation into the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Jeff Flake, one of the lawmakers who spurred the inquiry, criticized the judge Tuesday for his recent appearance in the upper chamber. Speaking with Jeffrey Rosen, the president of the National Constitution Center, and Democratic Senator Chris Coons at The Atlantic Festival on Tuesday morning, Flake called the judge’s interactions with lawmakers “sharp and partisan.” “We can’t have that on the Court,” said the Arizona senator, who didn’t elaborate on which interactions he was referring to.
  • 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...