Trump’s doublespeak in Saudi Arabia

May 22, 2017

… speech to his Saudi arms purchasers while bolstering Islamophobia in the United States. Over the past two years, Trump has repeatedly stated that “Islam hates us” and Islam is a “hateful foreign ideology,” a kind of rhetoric that has emboldened his white nationalist supporters to discriminate against and attack Muslims. The growing anti-Muslim bigotry could give his administration free rein to disproportionately target Muslims in counterterrorism investigations, …

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Axe wants men to rethink masculinity, but can an ad really help?

May 18, 2017

… up” about Hillary Clinton, and bullies anyone who questions his authority, even a Gold Star dad. Toxic masculinity is what happens when traits traditionally associated with male identity strength, stoicism, aggression are put into overdrive, often in pursuit of personal or professional power. While it might be appealing to Trump and some of his supporters, hyper-masculine doesn’t sell like it once did in the consumer marketplace, and Axe knows that. “What we’re seeing now …

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Tony Blair’s legacy 20 years on – BBC News

May 1, 2017

He did not share the euphoric mood of supporters. “I was scared,” he later wrote in his memoirs. It was a Labour landslide of historic proportions, handing Blair a Commons majority of 179, although the collapse in the Tory vote made it appear more dramatic. John Major’s Conservatives had won more votes in 1992 – 14,093,007 – than Blair’s 1997 total of 13,518,167. But none of that mattered to the ecstatic crowd at the Royal Festival Hall, as Blair sketched …

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‘Digital wellness lady’ wants students to unplug or at least look up

April 23, 2017

… fall of 2014, shortly after co-authoring the book, The Digital Invasion: How Technology Is Shaping You and Your Relationships. She says the center’s name is purposely positive and not something like “the Center for Internet Addiction.” “We love our technology,” she acknowledges, but it can go too far. The center has plastered the campus with posters and chalk messages on the ground. supporters have even set up pop-up tents around campus to encourage passersby to …

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DNC Announces Members Of Unity Reform Commission

April 18, 2017

The panel was created at the partys national convention in July as a last-minute compromise between supporters of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and those of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who were demanding the elimination of super-delegates from presidential primaries. At the 2016 convention, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and national delegates agreed that in order to capture the energy of Democrats from across the country it is critical that we enhance the nominating process that …

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Trump: Flip, flop or flexibility?

April 14, 2017

Washington (CNN)One of Donald Trump’s many memorable lines on the campaign trail was about ISIS. “I would bomb the s**t out of ’em. I would just bomb those suckers,” he said. Given that, launching the so-called “mother of all bombs” against an ISIS target makes a lot of sense. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …

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‘Kindness is everything.’ It’s also your secret weapon for fighting Trump.

April 11, 2017

Image: vicky leta / mashable The year 2017 has a surprise in store if you oppose Donald Trump and his policies. So far you’ve probably been trying to manage a wild range of emotions: fear and panic about executive orders; disbelief as his most avid supporters buy his verifiable lies; shock with every revelation about Russiagate. SEE ALSO: Chelsea Clinton shares 4 inspiring tips for young activists in the Trump era Now here’s the surprise: 2017 will be the year you learn the value …

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‘SNL’ gets Trump and O’Reilly just right

April 10, 2017

… Kentucky. The sketch comically summed up why Trump supporters still like him even though some of Trump’s proposed policies would personally hurt them: “It’s like you found a finger in your chili, but you still eat the chili, because you told everyone how much you love chili.” But the best political comedy sketch came when Baldwin returned later in the show as Fox News’ embattled host Bill O’Reilly. And when I say best “political comedy,” …

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ has never been more timely

April 8, 2017

… end of the book dubs it. The Handmaid’s lessons, then, can be distilled to this: Bear witness. Kick up a fuss. Don’t be meek. When you see misogyny in government, call it what it is, no matter what its supporters call you in return. Men and women are as likely to be on the side of female oppression (witness the 53% of white women who voted Donald Trump into the White House) as female liberation. And just because this is an extreme fictional version, a dark mirror on reality, …

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Trump’s online fans are ditching him after missile strike in Syria

April 8, 2017

Trump's intervention has fiercely divided supporters.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Dont look now, but there seem to be some serious cracks appearing in Trumps most ardent support on the internet. On Reddit and 4chan Friday, all the talk has been of the presidents recent intervention in Syria, and some of his most die hard fans are not best pleased. SEE ALSO: The internet slams Steve King’s straight-up racist tweet The president ordered a missile strike on a Syrian airfield Thursday …

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Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

… conspiracy to discredit Assad. After the Syrian chemical attack this week, far-right blogger Mike Cernovichbegan telling his following of Trump supporters that anti-Assad rebels were responsible. Right-wing favorites InfoWars and WikiLeaks soon him. Before long, so did Moscow. The Russian government has long tried to exploit disinformation to favor Assad, and in the U.S. because of skittishness following decades of unhappy American interventions in the Middle East. On Friday, the internet …

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Americans Persecuted By Egypt Regime Watch As Trump Embraces It

April 6, 2017

… pressure works. I am living proof of that, he said, citing campaigns and frequent statements his supporters made while he was in jail. Soltan criticized the idea of discussing human rights behind closed doors, something he said former Secretary of State John Kerry has tried since the coup to little effect. In addition to his Washington campaign highlighting el-Sissis repression, he has launched a video project about the prison issue and written extensively about his own experience, in the …

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Trump’s wiretapping accusation comes to a head at Comey hearing

March 20, 2017

… his administration that he is unlikely to pay a heavy price among his devoted supporters. Trump on wiretapping: Talk to Fox News But the episode has again raised questions about whether Trump’s penchant for defying facts and evidence that helped him in his campaign could exert a significant price on his presidency. RELATED: Why Trump just can’t (and probably won’t) quit the wiretap story Some observers believe Trump is eroding credibility that he will need to …

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Van Jones: Trump’s Budget ‘Drops A Bomb Financially’ On His Own Supporters

March 17, 2017

CNNs Van Jones had some blunt words Thursday night for President Donald Trumps voters: Your guy is screwing you. Today was a crazy day, even by Trumps crazy standards, Jones said. We got our first look at the Trump budget, which basically drops a bomb financially and economically on Trumps own supporters. Pointing to the presidents budget and health care proposals, Jones added, The messy truth for Donald Trumps voters is that Donald Trump has already been captured and coopted by the very same …

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A CBO report that conservatives can get behind

March 14, 2017

(CNN)The Congressional Budget Office has released its estimate of House Republican legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare, and it highlights the tricky balance that President Donald Trump, Speaker Paul Ryan and other supporters of the proposed American Health Care Act have to strike. JUST WATCHED Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Stay up to date on the latest opinion, analysis and conversations through social media. Join us at Facebook/CNNOpinion and follow us …

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3 myths that shape the transgender bathroom debate

March 8, 2017

(CNN)The debate over transgender rights in America often gets reduced to bathroom talk. supporters of so-called bathroom bills say they will protect public safety by ensuring that all people, including transgender men and women, use public restrooms that correspond to their sex at birth. Opponents say their impact is much wider. Critics call them thinly veiled attempts to discriminate against and stigmatize transgender people to score political points. Transgender …

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Democratic women wear white to Trump’s address

March 1, 2017

Washington (CNN)Democratic women in Congress made an impression Tuesday evening as they sat in the audience for President Donald Trump’s joint address to Congress. Many of the 66 Democratic women representatives and delegates who make up the House Democratic Women’s Working Group wore white clothing, dubbed “suffragette white” in a nod to the women’s rights movement in the early 1900s, which encouraged its supporters to dress in white as a representation of …

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Yes, Mr. President, Health Care Is ‘Complicated.’ Now What Are You Going To Do About It?

February 28, 2017

… Meanwhile, there has been a over the prospect of killing the law. Ryan appears desperate enough to advance Affordable Care Act repeal that hes considering pushing legislation to the floor and essentially to vote against it, The Wall Street Journal reports. The bet is that few Republicans would pass up a chance to damage the Affordable Care Act, lest their supporters see them breaking their promise to do so. This trial balloon didnt soar long: On Monday, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), who chairs …

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Met Police Commissioner: Who will be Britain’s next top cop? – BBC News

February 21, 2017

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The most delightfully geeky signs from the ‘Stand up for Science’ rally

February 20, 2017

From Sunday's "Stand Up For Science" rally at Copley Square in Boston.Image: Tomas Green/Twitter At a rally full of scientists, things were bound to get a bit geeky. On Sunday, thousands scientists and supporters gathered in Boston’s Copley Square to “stand up for science” under the Trump administration. Their signs were, predictably, quite clever. I can’t tell you how many older people have come up to me today to say, “I remember polio. Thank …

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