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Michael Flynn’s sentencing was postponed to give him time to cooperate more fully with federal prosecutors

One year ago this month, General Michael Flynn, Donald Trump’s national security advisor, pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about conversations he’d had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak while working on the Trump transition team, and, today, he was supposed to be sentenced. That, however, never happened. As I understand it, things were moving […]

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Cambridge Analytica and the Russian prostitute connection

Remember how, this past weekend, I was telling you about how Facebook had confirmed that, back in 2014, Cambridge Analytica, the political analytics firm owned by far-right hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer, and managed at the time by Steve Bannon, had harvested the Facebook profiles of approximately 50 million unwitting American voters using the platform, […]

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Troll Level Expert: Lured to Texas, two would-be jihadists die within seconds of arriving at “Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest”

As we discussed most recently in regard to the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack in Paris, I feel very strongly that nothing should be off-limits to satirists. With that said, however, I find something incredibly distasteful about yesterday’s “Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest” in the Dallas suburb or Garland, Texas, that reached its climax with […]

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How my site was taken down in a web-washing attempt by false “hate crime” victim Justin Zatkoff

I apologize for the interruption in service yesterday, but my site was taken down without my consent, at the request of a man by the name of Justin Zatkoff. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because I wrote about Justin back in 2006, when he was severely beaten in Ann Arbor. The story went viral […]

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The Southerm Poverty Law Center’s Mark Potok puts Michigan hate groups in context

This evening, I had the occasion to speak briefly with Southern Poverty Law Center Senior Fellow Mark Potok. I’d reached out to Potok, who serves as editor-in-chief of the Center’s quarterly journal, the Intelligence Report, and its blog, entitled Hatewatch, as I hoped that he might be able to shed a little light on William […]

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