Category Archives: Politics

Pardonnez-moi? Trump pardons Scooter.

On Friday, Trump granted a pardon to Lewis “Scooter” Libby. In case you have forgotten (or mentally blocked out) Scooter, he was the Chief of Staff to former Vice President, Dick Cheney. He was convicted of perjury and obstruction of … Continue reading

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Soy vey! Trade war will impact U.S farmers.

According to Trump “trade wars are good, and easy to win”. This tweet was in reference to the announcement of tariffs first against steel and aluminum, and then against approximately $50 billion in imports from China. Countries such as Brazil, … Continue reading

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Social Media Displacing Unions as Teacher Walk-out Spreads to 2 More States

Oklahoma and Kentucky teachers joined their classroom brethren and sisters following West Virginia’s successful school boycott over cuts in pay, benefits, and school funding.  The statewide teachers’ strike that shuttered West Virginia schools for almost two weeks resulted in the … Continue reading

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A Bully is a Bully!

This week, Laura Ingraham, a FOX news anchor, has publicly mocked student activist, David Hogg’s reputation by tweeting: “David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it. (Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA…totally predictable … Continue reading

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Trump has a weekend Twitter tantrum….again.

Donald Trump apparently has a bee in his bonnet about the E-Commerce giant, Amazon. In a Twitter tantrum on his way to the golf course, Trump claimed that the company’s use of the Postal Service causes “tremendous loss to the … Continue reading

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Facebook in Hot Water…Again

Cambridge Analytica, a voter-profiling company  that worked on Trump’s 2016 campaign and its related company, Strategic Communications Laboratories, stole data from over 50 million Facebook users.     As a startup company, Cambridge secured a wealthy Republican donor, Robert Mercer, … Continue reading

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‘No Civil Discourse, No Cooperation; Misinformation, Mistruth’

Chamath Palihapitiya, a former Facebook executive, spoke recently to an audience at Stanford Graduate School of Business and this was his main message.  Palihapitiya worries that social media is ripping apart society. Palihapitiya joined the Facebook team in 2007 as … Continue reading

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