Category Archives: Civil Liberties

When Donald Trump tweeted out that the press was the “enemy of the people” a few days ago, he had to have known that one of his supporters had just been taken into custody for plotting the murder of several journalists and elected Democrats

Last Friday, Coast Guard lieutenant Christopher Paul Hasson was taken into federal custody, and today, thanks to a filing in Maryland district court, we know why. It would appear that Hasson, who worked at the Coast Guard headquarters in Washington, was plotting to murder several Democratic officials, as well as members of the press. According […]

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Putin, Trump, and the killing of journalists

This morning, the President of the United States took to Twitter to say that the investigation against him and his associates — the investigation that has already yielded multiple convictions and guilty pleas — is “illegal and rigged”. He then went on to add — quoting Rush Limbaugh — that those investigating him “ought to […]

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Today in fake news: Edgy Day

Over the past several years, we’ve seen a number of instances in which fake news stories, having been seeded through bots by entities that want to stoke the fires of racial animus and political tribalism in the United States, have spread like wildfire across the internet thanks to real people, who, it would seem, care […]

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Matt Gaetz says we need a border wall, not universal background checks, to stop gun violence in America

When the Democrats took back the House of Representatives during this last election, it gave them the ability to once again set the legislative agenda. And, today, we saw how important that was. For the first time since the Republicans took control of the House during the 2010 midterms, there was a hearing in the […]

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“We’ve got some difficult days ahead.” -MLK

As of yesterday, the White House was saying that, President Trump and Vice President Pence had “no scheduled plans” for Martin Luther King Day. Today, however, they visited the MLK memorial in DC, where they stood for approximately one minute before leaving. Donald Trump, as he left, made the a brief, yet inspirational, speech. “Good […]

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