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  • Vox: 4 winners and 5 losers from the last Biden-Trump debate

    10/23/2020 8:50:42 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 38 replies
    Vox ^ | Zack Beauchamp, German Lopez, Dylan Scott, Emily Stewart, Li Zhou, Fabiola Cineas, Jane Coaston, Jen
    The final debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, held on Thursday evening, was the first one of the entire campaign that actually felt like a debate. The first debate was a chaotic disaster thanks to Trump’s constant interruptions... This time around, better moderation and the handy use of a mute button allowed both candidates to express their thoughts — leading to a mix of actual substantive policy exchanges and personal mudslinging. The format seems to have suited Biden, who seemed energized and on-target — getting in a number of strong attacks on Trump’s record on...
  • Silicon Valley megadonors unleash a last-minute, $100 million barrage of ads against Trump

    10/20/2020 10:04:01 AM PDT · by RandFan · 36 replies
    Vox ^ | Oct 20 | By Theodore Schleifer
    A little-known Democratic super PAC backed by some of Silicon Valley’s biggest donors is quietly unleashing a torrent of television spending in the final weeks of the presidential campaign in a last-minute attempt to oust President Donald Trump, Recode has learned. The barrage of late money — which includes at least $22 million from Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz — figures among one of the most expensive and aggressive plays yet by tech billionaires, who have spent years studying how to maximize the return they get from each additional dollar they spend on politics. Moskovitz is placing his single biggest public...
  • Can anything change Americans’ minds about Donald Trump? [barf alert]

    09/05/2020 11:38:07 AM PDT · by thecodont · 54 replies
    Vox ^ | Sep 2, 2020, 7:30am EDT | By Ezra Klein@ezraklein
    On August 27, 2019, President Donald Trump held a 41.3 percent approval rating and a 54.2 percent disapproval rating, according to FiveThirtyEight’s poll tracker. During the 365 days that followed, Trump became the third president impeached by the House of Representatives; America assassinated Iranian general Qassem Soleimani; more than 200,000 Americans died from the disease caused by the novel coronavirus; the unemployment rate rose from 3.7 percent to 10.2 percent; the US banned incoming travel from Europe, China, and Brazil; an estimated 12 million people lost health insurance coverage; Trump pardoned Roger Stone, who was facing jail time for dirty...
  • REPORTER: QAnon believes you are secretly saving the world from this cult of pedophiles and cannibals. Are you behind that?TRUMP: Is that supposed to be a bad thing?

    08/19/2020 5:49:17 PM PDT · by rintintin · 37 replies
    Rupar Twitter ^ | Aug 19 2020 | Trump via Aaron Rupar
    Today’s press conference REPORTER: QAnon believes you are secretly saving the world from this cult of pedophiles and cannibals. Are you behind that? TRUMP: Is that supposed to be a bad thing? We are actually. We are saving the world. Video:
  • How to drive fossil fuels out of the US economy, quickly The US has everything it needs to decarbonize by 2035.

    08/10/2020 9:50:04 PM PDT · by rktman · 87 replies ^ | 8/6/2020 | Dave Roberts
    In the runup to World War II, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt enlisted the entire US economy in an effort to scale up production of war material. All of the country’s resources were bent to the task. In 1939, the US had 1,700 aircraft; in 1945, it had 300,000 military aircraft and 18,500 B–24 bombers. By the time the war was won, the economy was up and humming with a massively expanded workforce (drawing in women and African Americans) and turbocharged productive capacity. Investments made during the war mobilization yielded a robust middle class and decades of sustained, broadly shared prosperity....
  • Vox Media preparing round of layoffs as business fails to improve amid coronavirus pandemic

    07/14/2020 2:03:21 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 29 replies
    CNBC ^ | 7-14-20 | Alex Sherman
    Vox Media, the owner of media properties including New York Magazine, The Verge, SBNation and Eater, has informed its worker unions to prepare for company-wide layoffs, according to people familiar with the matter. Vox spoke with union leaders Monday to inform them of their plan to cut staff, said the people, who asked not to be named because the discussions are private. Vox furloughed about 100 employees in April, or 9% of its staff, until July 31 as Covid-19 affected advertising budgets. Many of the furloughed workers who haven’t already taken buyouts will be laid off, according to a person...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg probably just dealt a fatal blow to the Equal Rights Amendment

    02/11/2020 2:49:01 PM PST · by fwdude · 43 replies
    Vox ^ | February 11, 2020 | Ian Millhiser
    At an event at Georgetown University’s law school, moderator and federal appellate judge Margaret McKeown asked Ginsburg about an ongoing effort to revive the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which provides that “equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” Three-fourths of the states, or 38 total, are required to amend the Constitution. Last month, Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the ERA and one of only three states to do so since 1977 — but there’s a catch. Congress imposed a 1982 deadline...
  • Vox journalist mocked for pushing theory that Trump itches face with 'middle finger' to dig opponents

    01/09/2020 10:56:50 PM PST · by knighthawk · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 9 2020 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    A journalist for Vox was mocked on Thursday for suggesting that President Trump purposely itches his face with his middle finger in order to subtly insult Democrats and other opponents. Vox associate editor Aaron Rupar shared a video clip of the president touching his face with "the bird" on two separate occasions. One instance was while Trump was on speakerphone with what Rupar described was an "uppity woman"; the other was of him at a press conference responding to a question about whether he thought Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Hunter Biden should testify as part of the impeachment inquiry.
  • It’s time to start contacting NBC leadership and executives about the bigotry against Christians being spread by Vox.

    01/03/2020 11:21:45 PM PST · by Swarthy Greek Immigrant · 3 replies ^ | 9:24 PM · Jan 3, 2020 | Mike Cernovich
    Let’s all ask @NBCUniversal if they agree with Vox that Christians are cult members. NBC is a major investor in Vox. It’s time to start contacting NBC leadership and executives about the bigotry against Christians being spread by Vox.
  • Vox Cheered California’s Gig Economy Law, Then Fired Freelance Workers [liberal hypocrisy at its finest]

    12/18/2019 3:59:14 PM PST · by grundle · 6 replies ^ | December 17, 2019 | W. E. Messamore
    Vox Media rooted for the passage of a California gig economy bill that is now forcing Vox to lay off hundreds of its own freelance workers. * Vox Media is laying off hundreds of freelance workers as California’s gig economy rights bill takes effect. * Vox cheered for the gig economy bill on its own news pages. Now it’s letting freelance workers go because of the new law. * This is a painfully ironic, cautionary tale against the broader labor movement represented by politicians like Sen. Elizabeth Warren. California AB-5 takes effect in 2020 after passage by the California state...
  • Vox Media to cut hundreds of freelance jobs ahead of changes in California gig economy laws

    12/17/2019 1:56:13 PM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | Published Mon, Dec 16 20193:50 PM EST Updated Mon, Dec 16 20197:09 PM EST | Ari Levy & Alex Sherman
    Key Points: Hundreds of Vox Media freelancers will lose their jobs in the coming months. Vox Media is preparing for a California law, Assembly Bill 5, which goes into effect in 2020 and forbids nonemployees from submitting more than 35 articles per year. SB Nation said Monday that it will move its California team blogs, which rely on contractors, to a new system run by SB Nation employees. ========================================================================= Hundreds of freelance writers at Vox Media, primarily those covering sports for the SB Nation site, will lose their jobs in the coming months as the company prepares for a California...
  • What Trump has done to the courts, explained

    12/09/2019 5:51:55 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 20 replies ^ | 12/9/19 | Ian Millheiser
    In less than three years as president, President Trump has done nearly as much to shape the courts as President Obama did in eight years. Trump hasn’t simply given lots of lifetime appointments to lots of lawyers. He’s filled the bench with some of the smartest, and some of the most ideologically reliable, men and women to be found in the conservative movement. Long after Trump leaves office, these judges will shape American law — pushing it further and further to the right even if the voters soundly reject Trumpism in 2020. Let’s start with some raw numbers. Both Obama...
  • Michelle Obama shares 'Happy Thanksgiving' message [Barack: Advice on how to argue better]

    11/28/2019 10:29:12 AM PST · by simpson96 · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/27/2019 | Aris Folley
    Former first lady Michelle Obama took to social media to wish Americans a “Happy Thanksgiving” on Wednesday. “From our family to yours, #HappyThanksgiving!” she tweeted. The post also featured a sunny photo of her along with her husband and children. Former President Obama also tweeted a message to his 110 million followers earlier on Wednesday ahead of the holiday. “Before arguing with friends or family around the Thanksgiving table, take a look at the science behind arguing better,” he tweeted. “And it'll never hurt to try this: ‘Listen to people, get them to think about their own experience, and...
  • Audio tape reveals Richard Spencer is, as everyone knew, a racist

    11/05/2019 3:12:10 PM PST · by FewsOrange · 25 replies
    Vox ^ | Nov 4, 2019, 5:20pm | Jane Coastonjane
    <p>In audio first put online by right-wing pundit and provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos on Saturday, white nationalist Richard Spencer can allegedly be heard ranting about Jewish people and mixed-race people.</p> <p>The audio — purportedly from an emergency meeting that took place on August 13, 2017, the day after the far-right “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, disintegrated into violence, resulting in the murder of a counterprotester named Heather Heyer — features Spencer screaming racist and anti-Semitic slurs he has generally avoided using in public in an effort to more politely argue for “the creation of a White Ethno-State.”</p>
  • Rep. Elijah Cummings’s funeral featured a powerful indictment of Trump’s character

    10/25/2019 1:10:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    Vox ^ | October 25, 2019 | Tara Golshan and Li Zhou
    Rep. Elijah Cummings’s funeral Friday, marked by speeches from Barack Obama, the Clintons, and Cummings’s family, was as much a heartfelt celebration of a man who dedicated his life to public service as it was an indictment of President Donald Trump’s character in office. In his last months, Cummings, who chaired the powerful House Committee on Oversight and Reform — one of the committees carrying out the impeachment inquiry into Trump —became the subject of Trump’s ire. Trump called Cummings a “brutal bully” in July and derided the Congress member’s Baltimore district as the “worst in the USA,” a “rat...
  • Trump just quietly cut legal immigration by up to 65%

    10/11/2019 12:36:00 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 37 replies
    Vox ^ | 10/09/19 | Nicole Narea
    With one proclamation signed late Friday evening last week, President Donald Trump made his adviser Stephen Miller’s dreams of restricting legal immigration a reality. When it goes into effect November 3, the proclamation will make getting into the US much harder for immigrants sponsored by family members, the phenomenon Trump has excoriated as “chain migration.” It will throw up a barrier to those coming through the diversity visa lottery — the subject of Trump’s “shithole countries” rant — which allows the US to accept 55,000 immigrants annually from countries with historically low levels of immigration. Researchers estimate it could keep...
  • The polls are in, and here’s who won the second Democratic debate

    08/06/2019 3:57:52 PM PDT · by catnipman · 24 replies
    vox ^ | Aug 6, 2019 | Andrew Prokop
    Last week’s second Democratic debate did little to change the race — Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren continue to be the top candidates, per new post-debate polls.
  • Vox: The Only Way to ‘Do Something’ About Gun Violence is Nationwide Confiscation

    08/05/2019 5:08:07 PM PDT · by rktman · 106 replies ^ | 8/5/2019 | dan zimmerman
    In the aftermath of two horrific shootings over the weekend, Vox is quite comfortable calling for what the anti-gun left has wanted in this country since the late 1960’s — full-on gun confiscation. But let’s be clear about precisely what kind of decision is letting events like this recur, most recently in Dayton and El Paso. Congress’s decision not to pass background checks is not what’s keeping the US from European gun violence levels. The expiration of the assault weapons ban is not behind the gap. What’s behind the gap, plenty of research indicates, is that Americans have more guns....
  • CNN's Harlow: Why Hasn't 'Homophobic' Crowder Been De-Platformed?

    06/18/2019 4:41:00 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 17, 2019 | Joseph Chalfant
    On Monday morning, New Day aired a portion of an interview between CNN Newsroom anchor Poppy Harlow and Google’s CEO Sundar Pinchai. They discussed everything from China to data privacy, but Harlow seemed intent to focus on YouTube’s policies on “hate speech.” After the interview concluded, Harlow then turned attention to the videos conservative YouTube comedian Steven Crowder and host of Louder With Crowder, made about Vox journalist Carlos Maza:
  • 'I'm not sorry': Steven Crowder responds to YouTube's final decision in battle with Vox writer

    06/11/2019 6:38:58 AM PDT · by Twotone · 14 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 10, 2019 | Steven Crowder
    BlazeTV host and conservative comedian, Steven Crowder, published a video Monday responding to YouTube's decision last week to demonetize his videos even after admitting that he had not violated community standards, and he offered his gratitude for the outpouring of support from viewers. "I'm not sorry," Steven said. "I'll tell you what I am though. I am grateful. I am really grateful for the outpouring of support we've seen from people." Catch the rest of what Steven has to say in the video below: