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What Is the Impeachment Process? A Step-by-Step Guide - The New York Times
A detailed look at each stage in a process that could lead to the removal of President Trump.
impeachment  politics  visualization 
11 weeks ago by program247365
We Analysed the 527,350 Facebook Ads placed by the US Presidential Candidates. Here Are The Results.
Using the Facebook Ad Library API to reveal how each candidate is using social media to attract voters.
datascience  data  politics  facebook  advertising 
august 2019 by program247365
Put up or shut up - Roger Ebert's Journal
Roger Ebert:

Our political immune system has only one antibody, and that is the truth.

 ★ 
politics  opinion  awesome 
december 2010 by program247365
Best. Daily Show. Ever? Jon Stewart parodies Glenn Beck
Best. Daily Show. Ever? Jon Stewart opened his show Thursday night with a 15-minute parody of Fox News host Glenn Beck, lamenting what it means to be a progressive and capturing the exaggerated mannerisms of Beck to a 'T,' even donning the reading glasses that dangle down to the middle of his face.
"I'm glad you tuned in to today's show," Stewart opened. "It's an important one. One that you and your family can't afford to miss. Oh, you could miss it, but if you miss it... you'll die."
The video screen behind Stewart starts with a clip of Beck in a heated diatribe on progressivism. "Progressivism is the cancer in America and it is destroying our Constitution," Beck groans, adding, "Progressives want to control every aspect of your life."
"I didn't know that's what I wanted, but I guess I want to control every aspect of your life," Stewart rejoins. His sentences are broken with periods of exaggerated 'Beck' mannerisms. "As a progressive I might say I think it's a good idea for an agency to monitor pollution," he continues. "But I guess what I really mean is it's in the state's interest that we be allowed to put a chip in your head that tells you when you can masturbate."
Story continues below..."Total control," Stewart says, echoing Beck. "In my America, nobody tells people when they can masturbate!"
The studio audience roars throughout the 15-minute skit, which appears below.
The following video is courtesy of Comedy Central and originally aired on Thursday, March 18, 2010:
Entertainment  Politics  from google
march 2010 by program247365
How big can you fuck up?
Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, perhaps the most honest men in political news, gave a joint interview to Entertainment Weekly that’s riddled with more fantastic points than most political interviews:

STEWART: There’s this idea that people who hunt and have ”good” values are somehow this mythological American; I don’t know who ”this” person is, I’ve never met them. She is no more typical ”us” than I am, than Obama is, than McCain is, than Mr. T is. If there is something quintessentially or authentically American about her, I sort of feel like, you know what? You ”good values people” have had the country for eight years, and done an unbelievably s—-ty job. Let’s find some bad values people and give them a shot, maybe they’ll have a better take on it.

On the hopes this election would be different:

STEWART: I was convinced an Obama/McCain campaign would be measurably different on almost all standards. And to watch it become Bush/Kerry, Bush/Gore, has been one of the most dissatisfying experiences.


COLBERT: That means it’s not an Obama/McCain campaign. It’s a Guys Who Work for Bush/Guys Who Work for Kerry campaign. Both sides have people who are just smart enough to know “We need to tweak this dial right here,” so of course voters are divided 50/50 between the parties.

It’s been odd to watch this reaction to the general slide of both campaigns towards the same self-serious, jab-and-duck, low-blow campaigning that has riddled our political discourse for so long.

Both sides seem to live in the same mental bunkers, convinced “their guy” is still OK. Convinced that, at some level, “their guy” is only doing it because, jeez, they need to win. Or that its the other guy’s tactics that are forcing their hand. Or worse, that “their guy” isn’t doing it at all.

Both of “our guys” are guilty. Yes, of course, McCain’s been quite a bit worse about it, no doubt there. His actions, not his campaign’s, his, have made me lose what respect I had for him as a politician. He has proven himself less a man of principle than a man of convenient principles.

And to some extent, that’s true for Obama as well. While I will most likely cast my vote for him, it is no longer because I believe he is the agent of political change I so hoped he was, so believed him when he said he was, when other’s said he was. It is because, on policy, I agree with Obama more than I agree with McCain.

But whatever delusions I had that this election would be a substantive debate between two honest men who respected each other is gone.

It’s just another election now.
Culture  Humor  Links  Politics  from google
september 2008 by program247365

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