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Bad Algorithms Didn't Break Democracy | WIRED
What he is saying, by implication, is that the affliction of partisan propaganda reflects not a problem of supply but of demand—a deep and transparent expression of popular desire.
wired  Campaign2016  Russia  free-speech 
4 days ago by HispanicPundit
097 “Facebook Hearings, Gas Attacks, Abortion & Murder, Race & IQ” — The Fifth Column / Podcast
Discussing Facebook, Google, the impact on elections (little to nothing), Syria, and Tucker Carlson...Kat Timpf shows up around the 45 min mark. At the 111 hour mark, see Kevin Williamson on abortion and Atlantic Monthly. Race and IQ at 1 hour and 28 min mark.
Campaign2016  Russia  facebook  google  TheFifthColumn  podcasts  Abortion  williamson  race  IQ  harris  klein 
7 weeks ago by HispanicPundit
Primary Voters Have Way Too Much Power - The Atlantic
Americans rarely pause to consider just how bizarre the presidential nominating process has become. No other major democracy routinely uses primaries to choose its political candidates, nor did the Founders of this country intend for primaries to play a role in the republican system they devised. Abraham Lincoln did not win his party’s nomination because he ran a good ground game in New Hampshire; rather, Republican elders saw in him a candidate who could unite rival factions within the party and defeat the Democratic nominee in the general election. Today’s system amounts to a radical experiment in direct democracy, one without precedent even in America’s own political history.
democracy  USA  Republicans  Democrats  History  AtlanticMonthly  Campaign2016  TrumpCampaign 
november 2019 by HispanicPundit
The Republicanologist  |  Ricochet
How the Trump movement transformed the GOP. Deep discussions on Mike Pence's role, Newt Gingrich, Rudy Guiliani and others.
Campaign2016  TrumpAdministration  Trump  Books  podcasts  Republicans  gingrich  campaign2020 
november 2019 by HispanicPundit
Joe Rogan Experience #702 - Milo Yiannopoulos - YouTube
Discussion on feminism, SJW, Britain as where the USA will go to, net neutrality, feminism, Christianity, homosexuality,
feminists  censorship  Campaign2016  Milo  JoeRogan  youtube  Britain  NetNeutrality  Religion  christian  gay-marriage 
june 2019 by HispanicPundit
Joe Rogan Experience #766 - Gad Saad - YouTube
Another podcast with Gad Saad on SJW, Campaign2016, Islam, Immigration, Culture, evolutionary benefit of religion, evolutionary basis of love, cock size differences, race, Sopalsky, and general intersection of evolution in various aspects.
Campaign2016  JoeRogan  Saad  evolution 
june 2019 by HispanicPundit
(58) The Biology Behind Politics - YouTube
On how large cities skew left dramatically and the psychology behind it.
Politics  USA  graphs  video  Campaign2016  psychology 
march 2019 by HispanicPundit
Why Trump voters are not “complete idiots” – Chris Arnade – Medium
Frustrated with broken promises, they gave up on the knowable and went with the unknowable. They chose Trump, because he comes with a very high distribution. A high volatility. (He also signals in ugly ways, that he might just move them, and only them and their friends, higher with his stated policies). 
 
As any trader will tell you, if you are stuck lower, you want volatility, uncertainty. No matter how it comes. Put another way. Your downside is flat, your upside isn’t. Break the system.
 
The elites loathe volatility. Because, the upside is limited, but the downside isn’t. In option language, they are in the money.
TrumpCampaign  campaign2016 
may 2017 by HispanicPundit
The Man Who Invented Identity Politics for the New Right
Perhaps the Sailerist idea most closely echoed by the Trump movement is “citizenism,” which he describes as the philosophy that a nation should give overwhelming preference to the interests of its current citizens over foreigners, in the same way as a corporation prioritizes the interests of its current shareholders over everyone else. Effectuating this philosophy — putting “Americans First,” as he put it in 2006—would, according to Sailer, require a draconian reduction in immigration levels.
Sailer  TrumpCampaign  hispanics  campaign2016  NYMag 
may 2017 by HispanicPundit
Americans’ respect for police officers surged last year - Vox
But the trend line here is striking and unmistakable — rising scrutiny of police departments happened alongside an impressive awakening of pro-police sentiment.

And, strikingly, while the level of respect for police is higher among whites than non-whites, the change is visible across ethnic groups.
BLM  campaign2016  TrumpCampaign  yglesias  polls 
march 2017 by HispanicPundit
How Donald Trump can succeed without really trying - Vox
Trump took an Obama-era paradigm that elevated app programmers, racial justice advocates, immigrants, and “the future” and subverted it in favor of one that celebrates working with your hands, living in your hometown, and “the good old days.”
TrumpAdministration  campaign2016  yglesias 
january 2017 by HispanicPundit
Mexico wants to build a border wall with Central America to keep out illegal immigrants | Daily Mail Online
Mexicans are calling for the border wall to keep out Guatemalans, Salvadorans and Hondurans fleeing violence
Mexico  campaign2016 
january 2017 by HispanicPundit
Study Lands Blow Against “Fake News” Panic - The American Interest
If fake news produced by trolls and profiteers had actually had a persuasive effect—that is, if the propaganda worked—we would have expected the researchers to find that more people believed those stories than the ones the researchers made up as controls. Instead, the numbers were almost identical.
campaign2016  AmericanInterest 
january 2017 by HispanicPundit
How Trump did with Catholics and Jews - The Unz Review
The main change over this century among large groups has been white Catholics evolving from mildly Republican (52-45 in close 2000) to solidly Republican (60-37 in close 2016), probably due to the “Catholic” part of the “white Catholic” identity becoming less important relative to the “white” part.
campaign2016  Catholic  polls  sailer 
january 2017 by HispanicPundit
Why were the polls wrong? - The Unz Review
The polls weren’t all that wrong, but just enough in the key states. Trump was running a cheapskate campaign, so he didn’t try to notch better national vote totals by appealing to California, Texas, or New York. In the battleground states where he concentrated his effort, he did strikingly well.
TrumpCampaign  campaign2016  polls  Sailer 
january 2017 by HispanicPundit

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