Monday, February 20, 2017
The Creeping Stalinism of Donald Trump | Vanity Fair: "The vilifying of the press has gotten so bad that some solace was provided Sunday by The Washington Post, which reported from Abu Dhabi that "Defense Secretary Jim Mattis...does not see the media as the enemy of the American people." Now all journalists have to do is find a viable business model and all worries will disappear! While that Post headline might have inspired huzzahs among the Trump-obsesssed national media, The Wall Street Journal's editorial page writers are frequently finding themselves at odds in a Civil War of political ideas." 'via Blog this'
Monday, February 13, 2017
Trump inherits Obama boom - POLITICO: "On the campaign trail, Donald Trump repeatedly described the U.S. economy as a hollowed-out disaster of high unemployment and stagnant growth. But the latest numbers show the president-elect will in fact inherit a fairly robust economy with the lowest jobless rate in nearly a decade, record home and stock prices and a healthy growth rate." 'via Blog this'
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Miller Doubles Down on Voter Fraud Lie - The Daily Beast: "Refusing to cite any evidence, White House policy advisor Stephen Miller repeatedly claimed voter fraud had influenced New Hampshire's election. During a Sunday morning interview with George Stephanopoulos, Miller doubled down on unsubstaniated claims that thousands of illegal voters were transported from Massachusetts to New Hampshire, causing Hillary Clinton to win the state. “Voter fraud is a serious problem in this country," Miller said, while claiming that "this morning on this show is not the venue for me to lay out all the evidence." When Stephanopoulos pressed Miller for evidence, Miller told him to "go to New Hampshire, talk to anybody who's worked in politics there for a long time. Everybody's aware of the problem in New Hampshire." Asked a third time for evidence to support his claims, Miller told Stephanopoulos that "if this is an issue that interests you, then we can talk about it more in the future." He went on to accuse immigrants of illegally registering to vote and "cancelling out the franchise of lawful citizens of this county."" 'via Blog this'
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Joe Scarborough: Trump’s dangerous lie about Russia - The Washington Post: "recent claim that the United States is morally on par with Russia’s corrupt dystopian regime was so historically ignorant that even Republicans felt compelled to speak out this week. Perhaps that is because remaining silent in the face of such a morally disorienting claim would make them look like fools. Vladimir Putin is, after all, the same ruthless autocrat who kills journalists and political rivals who dare to cross him. He is also the same man who called the Soviet Union’s collapse “the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century.”" 'via Blog this'
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Labor nominee Andrew Puzder hired an undocumented houseworker - The Washington Post: "The fast-food CEO whom Donald Trump tapped to run the Labor Department once hired an undocumented immigrant to work as a housekeeper, the nominee said Monday.
The revelation, which was first reported by the Huffington Post, is the latest development about Puzder, who has faced criticism over reports of wage violations at his restaurants, his views on the minimum wage and his use of ads that critics say are demeaning to women." 'via Blog this'
The Only Major Tech Companies Not Fighting Trump on Immigration Are the Ones Helping Him [Updated] | Inc.com
The Only Major Tech Companies Not Fighting Trump on Immigration Are the Ones Helping Him [Updated] | Inc.com: "Following the publication of this piece, Tesla and SpaceX, both of which have Elon Musk as CEO, joined the amicus brief as signees. Along with them, nearly 30 more companies signed onto the brief, including Slack. Still not involved are Palantir, Oracle and IBM.] Where are Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, Ginni Rometty, and Safra Catz? That's the big question following the Sunday filing of an amicus brief signed by nearly 100 technology companies in opposition to President Trump's executive freeze on refugees, immigrants, and travelers from Muslim countries." 'via Blog this'