Tag Archives: threats to Democracy

“Spygate” isn’t news. The fact that former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is saying that Russian interference decided the outcome of the 2016 election is.

I’ve yet to see it, but apparently James Clapper, who served as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency under George H.W. Bush, Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency under George W. Bush, and Director of National Intelligence under Obama said today on PBS Newshour that, in his estimation, Russian interference actually decided the outcome of […]

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“The Department of Justice is not going to be extorted,” declares Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein

It won’t get much coverage, seeing as how Donald Trump’s extremely colorful personal physician has resurfaced in today’s news cycle, but Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said something today that I very much liked, and I wanted to be sure to at least note it here. When asked about a recent story in the Washington […]

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According to a source, MLive will be restructuring yet again tomorrow morning, laying-off up to a dozen more reporters

A little over two years ago, I posted something here about lay-offs at MLive. Well, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, it looks as though the beleaguered online news entity might be cutting even more jobs tomorrow morning, when John Hiner, the Vice President of Content for MLive Media Group, is going […]

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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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A Michigan man, following Trump’s lead, calls CNN to say, “Fake news. I’m coming to gun you all down.”

This past July, in a post about our President’s war on the free and independent press, I shared the following quote from CNN contributor, and lifelong Republican, Ana Navarro, who had, at that point in time, just been a guest on ABC’s This Week, discussing Donald Trump’s heightened rhetoric against the press. “It is an […]

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