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The biggest political story most journalists are missing

Looks like Trump is very busy filling vacancies on Federal courts. Related - Trump’s Real Personnel Victory: More Conservative Judges, Trump court nominee didn't clear Wisconsin commission, & Farr Gets Another Crack at North Carolina Federal Judgeship

Google Fires Author of Divisive Memo on Gender Differences

““The company was founded under the principles of freedom of expression, diversity, inclusiveness and science-based thinking,” Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt said at the time. “You’ll also find that all of the other companies in our industry agree with us.”” Related - Here's The Full 10-Page Anti-Diversity Screed Circulating Internally at Google [Updated]

Lawsuit says Disney apps track kids without parent's permission

The House of Mouse can be very mercenary.

Tolerance is not a moral precept

I can make a case that our morality is based on selfish interest. It's the Ethic of Reciprocity. You don't do bad things to others because you don't want them to do bad things to you. You do good things to others because you want them to do good things to you. If they cross the line, you're not bound to tolerance and courtesy.

Facebook Filtered out Conservatives for Years

Yeah, well we knew that too. The amazing bit is that this is news.

Who Does Civil Asset Forfeiture Target Most?

Remember, government authority tends to be used against those least likely (or able) to resist.

Death Spiral: Anthem to Exit Nevada’s Obamacare Exchange, Almost Half of Georgia’s Counties in 2018

The exchanges were never meant to last. That's why the insurance companies had to be bribed to participate in the exchanges.

It’s Time To Repeal The 17th Amendment And End Direct Election Of Senators

Senators are now party bosses in their own state that focus more on reelection than doing the right thing for freedom. Related - Four amendments

U.S. Citizen Who Was Held By ICE For 3 Years Denied Compensation By Appeals Court

Process trumps justice.

ThisVanity Fair Lionization Of The Press Is Why Everyone Hates The Press

How long has it been since the legacy media actually did it's job reporting the news?

Republicans playing defense in August recess

Voters want results, Congress is not delivering. The GOP may be replaced. Trump is a disruptor, more than anything else he represents voter dissatisfaction.

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