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Iraqi Has Returned To U.S. After ICE Deported Him Against Court Orders : NPR
The court ordered this group not be deported. ICE did so anyway, then lost him. The court ordered them to find him and bring him back, but they couldn't. The ACLU did find him and bring him back.
immigration  politics  ACLU  npr  via:reddit 
14 days ago by mcherm
Opinions guided by tribalism
This post content a house series of grafs showing evidence that opinions, especially those of Republicans, change rapidly based on what is politically popular.
DonaldTrump  philosophy  politics  via:reddit 
4 weeks ago by mcherm
The Ridiculous Double Standard of “Respect for the Oval Office”
This article about Obama bringing disrespect to the office of the President takes on a terrible kind of tone in the days of Trump.
politics  personal_net  via:reddit 
5 weeks ago by mcherm
Ocasio-Cortez’s 70% Top Tax Rate Is a Moderate Policy
High taxes on extremely high incomes is derided by the media as extremist. Based on history, economic research, and polling it isn't, and lowering their taxes (considered by the media as "moderate") is, in fact, extreme.
taxes  politics  journalism  media  via:reddit 
5 weeks ago by mcherm
Patreon Bars Anti-Feminist for Racist Speech, Inciting Revolt - The New York Times
For me, interesting position to be in -- I'm a listener to the person leading this conservative exodus. I'm rarely on the conservative side (and not fully sure where I stand on this, partly as I lack details).
patreon  freespeech  politics  feminism  SamHarris  via:HackerNews  nytimes 
7 weeks ago by mcherm
White House shares doctored video to support punishment of journalist Jim Acosta - The Washington Post
The Trump White House spokesman releases a video which was altered (not by them) to mislead viewers about the incident.
politics  fakenews  via:reddit 
10 weeks ago by mcherm
Census Citizenship Question: Trump Officials Ask Supreme Court To Delay Trial : NPR
You can perform a sort of gerrymandering for 10 years by rigging census -- can you also prevent it from being reviewed by any court in time to stop the action if it is indeed illegal?
law  DonaldTrump  politics  voting  via:reddit  npr 
10 weeks ago by mcherm
‘I’ve never seen these positions politicized’: White House rejection of veterans judges raises concerns of partisanship - The Washington Post
Administrative judges at Veterans Affairs - a position that has never been political - were apparently screened by President Trump for party affiliation.
evil  law  DonaldTrump  politics  via:reddit 
10 weeks ago by mcherm
The Record of Judge Kavanaugh
...as described by a political opponent.
personal_net  law  politics  via:reddit 
10 weeks ago by mcherm
Trump: Tillerson 'dumb as a rock' : politics
Insight into Trump's behavior - all his tweets about Rex Tillerson in chronological order.
via:reddit  DonaldTrump  politics  personal_net 
10 weeks ago by mcherm
Clown Says He Will Seek a Third Term – Lowering the Bar
In Brazil, an illiterate clown (literally his profession) ran for congress. He won. Having been there 2 terms, he was planning to retire, but now says he'll run for a third term because he shows up for work more often than almost all of his colleagues.
politics  via:LoweringTheBar 
october 2018 by mcherm
Lost in occupation: How Google Maps is erasing Palestine | +972 Magazine
Maps and politics. Google maps guides people down roads that are legal for Israeli citizens but not for Palestinians. US laws prohibit using good quality satellite photos of that region.
via:HackerNews  maps  google  politics 
october 2018 by mcherm
Flag Flap Underscores Trump's Strained Relationship With McCain : NPR
Donald Trump was reluctant to even fly the flag at half mast for John McCain.
DonaldTrump  personal_net  politics  via:npr  npr 
august 2018 by mcherm
Why Republicans are unlikely to stop supporting Trump - Vox
Trump says random things. Many, many Republicans support his waffling positions because most of us decide many political questions by asking which team we are on, not how we feel about the issue.
politics  vox  via:vox 
july 2018 by mcherm
The FCC wants to charge you $225 to review your complaints - The Verge
Now they won't even look at the complaints that are submitted for free.
DonaldTrump  FCC  politics 
july 2018 by mcherm
E-Mails Show FCC Made Up DDOS Attack To Downplay The 'John Oliver Effect' | Techdirt
The FCC wasn't even confused -- they were just outright lying about the DDOS attack, and continued lying to this day to cover it up.
DonaldTrump  politics  netneutrality  techdirt  via:reddit 
june 2018 by mcherm
Trump tried to make the Philadelphia Eagles a culture war - Vox
Trump blasts the Eagles for kneeling during the national anthem. But they didn't. What REALLY happened is that he was peeved that after he rescheduled their white house visit not every team member could make it.
DonaldTrump  freespeech  vox  via:vox  politics 
june 2018 by mcherm
Jets Owner Will Pay Fines If Players Protest During Anthem
Trump gets NFL to order fines for players who protest. One owner defies them.
politics  freespeech  via:reddit  upliftingnews 
may 2018 by mcherm
How Alabama lawmakers swung and missed on civil asset forfeiture | AL.com
Alabama legislature considers law banning forfeiture abuses. Police, DAs object, bill fails.
forfeiture  law  politics 
may 2018 by mcherm
Andrew McCabe Fired As Deputy FBI Director Just Short Of Retirement : NPR
Fired just 2 days before he would have retired (in order to eliminate his pension). Reason is either "lack of candor when questioned" or "was willing to testify about Trump's behavior", depending on who you believe.
politics  DonaldTrump 
march 2018 by mcherm
What’s the matter with Oklahoma? - Education in America
They passed a constitutional amendment requiring a 3/4 vote to raise taxes. Now they're so broke they can't pay teachers to teach 5 days a week.
politics  via:boingboing 
february 2018 by mcherm
Meet the 24-year-old Trump campaign worker appointed to help lead the government’s drug policy office - The Washington Post
A very unqualified person put in charge of the opioid epidemic whose sole qualification appears to be that he worked on Trump's campaign.
DonaldTrump  politics  via:boingboing 
january 2018 by mcherm
55 Ways Donald Trump Structurally Changed America in 2017
I am most upset about removing discretion from prosecutor about what penalties to seek.
politics  via:boingboing  DonaldTrump 
december 2017 by mcherm
Justice Democrat Candidates Have Been Denied Access to DNC Voter Data | WIRED
Democrats will not let anyone use their voter database if that person challenges an incumbent Democrat.
voting  politics  via:boingboing 
december 2017 by mcherm
The GOP tax plans are incredibly unpopular. Why isn’t the GOP worried about voter opinion? - Vox
This claims (and I think I agree) that the Republicans are supporting the least popular major bill ever (cutting taxes on corporations and the rich) and can do so without fear of backlash from voters who hate the bill.
politics  vox  via:vox 
december 2017 by mcherm
Americans Taxed $400 Billion For Fiber Optic Internet That Doesn't Exist | National Economics Editorial
This claims (I have some doubts) that $3000/household was given to internet providers to build fiber which they didn't build.
via:reddit  politics  netneutrality 
december 2017 by mcherm
Lawsuit: Indiana Purging Voters Using Software That’s 99% Inaccurate
Another way to stack the votes: use software to identify people who appear to be double registered, and remove them from the voting rolls without notice. Software that is 99% false positives.
voting  politics  via:boingboing 
november 2017 by mcherm
Prisons are important pieces in Ohio gerrymandering: Out of Line - Impact 2017 and Beyond | cleveland.com
It's yet ANOTHER way to do unfair gerrymandering. Prisons are full of people who count as persons but don't vote. So put them all in Republican districts. (Actually only 91%.)
voting  gerrymander  via:boingboing  politics 
november 2017 by mcherm
Who had more administration officials convicted, Democrats or Republicans?
For the past 53 years (BEFORE Trump), Democrats had 1 conviction while Republicans had 89. Of course a big chunk of that was Nixon, but even if you exclude him it's still very lopsided. Just one problem: he doesn't cite his sources.
politics  via:reddit 
october 2017 by mcherm
FCC chair “refused” to rebuke Trump over threat to take NBC off the air | Ars Technica
Donald Trump said we should revoke the license of NBC because of the things they say about him. His appointee to the FCC has not yet criticized him in public over the statement.
DonaldTrump  politics  freespeech  personal_net  via:reddit 
october 2017 by mcherm
Julia Reda – When filters fail: These cases show we can’t trust algorithms to clean up the internet
This article lists illustrations of the problems with automatically filtering for copyright violations.
law  politics  ip-law  copyright 
september 2017 by mcherm
Price’s private-jet travel breaks precedent - POLITICO
At least one Trump Administration official has been very wasteful of taxpayer dollars, traveling by private chartered jet instead of commercial airlines. The previous administration did not do that.
via:boingboing  DonaldTrump  politics 
september 2017 by mcherm
GHOST CANDIDATES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE
Democrats ran a candidate who never even appeared in public or to reporters (did he exist?) and won 40% of the vote. Democrats should stop writing off districts as hopeless and then not running real campaigns.
politics  via:SlateStarCodex  voting 
september 2017 by mcherm
DOJ To End Operation ChokePoint; Porn Stars Free To Bank Once More! | Techdirt
Trump administration rolls back Obama policy that banks should be told to refuse to do business with (legal) companies the government didn't like (such as porn).
banking  law  rights  via:Techdirt  techdirt  politics 
august 2017 by mcherm
Great Response to a Trump Supporter Feeling Marginalized
You complain about your small town economy but vote for "personal responsibility only" policies. You complain your rural issues are ignored by government but you are already overrepresented.
politics  via:reddit 
august 2017 by mcherm
Big Data Is Coming to Take Your Health Insurance - Bloomberg
Better data + AI means insurance companies will be able to better predict health care costs. This will destroy "pooling" (with or without Obamacare's rule on preexisting conditions).
insurance  bigdata  ai  politics  via:boingboing 
august 2017 by mcherm
Patterico's Pontifications » President Trump: Head Of Boy Scouts Called To Say I Gave The Greatest Speech Ever Made To Them
Trump, invited to address Boy Scouts, makes it political. Boy Scouts apologize to their members. Trump says it wasn't political and that Boy Scouts said it was the best speech ever. Which they didn't.
DonaldTrump  BoyScouts  politics 
august 2017 by mcherm
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