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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Six months into a special counsel's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, White House aides and others in President Trump's close orbit are increasingly divided in their assessments of the expanding probe and how worried administration officials and campaign aides should be about their potential legal peril, according to numerous people familiar with the debate. Mueller's investigators are also still actively mapping out all the attempts by Russian nationals and people with ties to Russian President Vladi­mir Putin's government to connect with and possibly infiltrate the Trump campaign. So far, at least nine people in Trump's orbit had contact with Russians during the campaign or the transition to the White House, according to Mueller's charging documents and interviews and records obtained by the Washington Post.

Monday, November 20, 2017

A woman says Sen. Al Franken inappropriately touched her in 2010, telling CNN that he grabbed her buttocks while taking a photo at the Minnesota State Fair. read more

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

RANCHO TEHAMA, CA (RNN) - A shooting at an elementary school Tuesday in northern California claimed the lives of at least three people, said a sheriff's office spokesman.

Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston told Action News Now said he was told that the suspected shooter was killed by law enforcement officers. The violence started at a home and moved to Tehama Elementary School. read more

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Employees within the Democratic National Committee are looking for new employees in the Technology Department. However, the DNC is apparently not interested in your resume if you happen to be a white male.

In an email issued to DNC insiders on Monday, Data Services manager Madeleine Leader announced that the Technology Department is looking to fill several positions and asked interested parties to forward the openings to their colleagues. read more

Sunday, October 22, 2017

"I don't think there's any evidence that what the Russians did changed enough votes, or any votes."
"I think the media have been harder on Trump than any other president certainly that I've known about,"
"We voted for Sanders."
"He made some very wonderful statements, in my opinion, when he first got in office, and then he reneged on that," he said about Obama's action on the Middle East.
"I think they ought to find a different way to object, to demonstrate," he said. " I would rather see all the players stand during the American anthem." read more


Actually the electorate saw Hillary as the lesser evil. The ELECTORS ignored them and appointed a mad man. - #27 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-11-28 05:43 PM

Could you name 1
ELECTOR who ignored their electorate to cast a vote for Trump?

As an aside, I originally didn't have the 'to cast a vote for Trump' in there, but after some reviewing of the voting records, I do see that five ELECTORS ignored their requirement to vote for Sec. Clinton (but not to vote for Trump), and two rebelled against their electorate to vote against Pres. Trump.

"Economic suffering alone does not explain the rise of Trump. Nor does the Calamity Thesis explain why comparably situated black Americans, who are considerably more vulnerable than their white counterparts, remained so immune to Trump's appeal. The answer cannot be that black Americans were suffering less than the white working class or the poor, but that Trump's solutions did not appeal to people of color because they were premised on a national vision that excluded them as full citizens."

That paragraph is where the author makes their potential error. They have spent the whole of the article comparing white voters to all voters with the understanding that it is 'all voters' who voted rationally against Trump, and the only possible reason that white voters voted differently was racial animus. It doesn't seem to register with the author that their premise may be wrong, and the same data could lead to the conclusion that something caused the non-white voters to vote far outside of the norm of 'all voters'. What that thing is that pushed non-white voters to pull the lever for Clinton is not investigated in this article or the data, instead the author chooses one theory of why things turned out the way they did, coincidentally the theory that paints the picture they are pushing, and writes the article with that as the obvious result.

So there you have it. The author has pushed one theory as to why Trump won the presidency from the biased position that white voters voted in a nationalistic way without examining if their theory was incorrect and perhaps it was other groups who voted nationalistically. The author so very much wanted it to be true, so he decided to believe that it was.

I'm not taking a side or saying that he is wrong. I am pointing out a flaw in the author's lengthy work. A less biased author would do well to research more than 1 possible view-point before making a work of this nature. Oh, and lying in the work, as the author does, pretty much ruins the credibility you might have for your work.

"In nine states, Republican legislators have enacted laws "
Connecticut: Democrat controlled House, Senate, and Governor
Deleware: Democrat control of Governor, House, and Senate since 2009

Australia hasn't had a mass shooting since they did their gun ban. - #32 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-11-15 06:45 PM

That is untrue.
Monash University: A "student shot his classmates and teacher, killing two and injuring five"
2011 Hectorville siege: "shot four people, killing three and severely wounding one. An eight-hour stand-off with police followed, during which time he shot and wounded two officers"

The NY times, gunviolencearchive.org, shootingtracker.com, CBS News, etc all defined a mass shooting as shootings that left four or more people wounded or dead.

I didn't feel the need to research further to disprove your statement. I'm sure you can do so, though.

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