Category Archives: Civil Liberties

I know, let’s separate immigrant children from their families and put them in military warehouses!

My favorite part of the Emma Lazarus quote at the base of the Statue of Liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free and I will lift my lamp beside them, separating out the children in the darkness and leading them to military warehouses" — Mark Maynard (@MarkAMaynard) May […]

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Michigan bill unfairly exempts voters in predominantly white, rural areas from “Work for Medicaid” program

Last week, the Michigan Senate passed SB 897, a piece of legislation that, assuming it goes on to pass the House, and then gets signed into law, will require a good number of Michigan’s 2.5 million adult Medicaid recipients to prove that they work at least 30 hours per week in order to retain their […]

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At Cobo Hall for a photo op, Betsy DeVos dismisses the idea of visiting nearby Detroit public schools

The national championships of the FIRST Robotics Competition were just held in Detroit, and Betsy DeVos, the Trump administration’s completely unqualified Secretary of Education, having successfully started the process of dismantling the Department of Education’s civil rights infrastructure, was on hand to have her photo taken with the participating high school students… Well, to their […]

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Modeling Christian compassion on Easter, Trump tells 800,000 young American immigrants that he will not seek a solution to protect them from deportment

Happy #MAGA Easter, everyone. Here, in celebration of how far we’ve come, is an ugly reminder of how things were before we had a born-again (porn star fucking) evangelical (pussy grabber) in the White House (colluding with a dictator to bring down our democracy). Happy Easter! pic.twitter.com/QnCVYMJOTm — Mark Maynard (@MarkAMaynard) April 1, 2018 Always […]

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David Carroll, an academic who studies online privacy, files suit against Cambridge Analytica in hopes of acquiring a copy of his psychographic targeting profile

Last week, when it became public knowledge that Cambridge Analytica had harvested the personal information of over 50 million unsuspecting Facebook users, allowing the Robert Mercer-owned political consulting firm to build a “psychological warfare weapon” that, according to one of the men involved, existed to exploit the “inner demons” of Americans for political gain, David […]

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