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Another Phony Budget Deal

1dihEe.AuSt.91 Anyone watching last week's debate over the Republican budget resolution would have experienced déjà vu, as the debate bore a depressing similarity to those of previous years. Once again, the Republicans claimed their budget would cut spending in a responsible manner, while Democratic opponents claimed the plan's spending cuts would shred the safety net and leave […]

Facebook Exec Monika Bickert to Headline Muslim Advocates’ ‘Countering Hate on the Internet” Dinner

Monika Bickert Increasingly, the war in the information battlespace is being waged outside the hallowed halls of the enemedia. The Islamic supremacist group Muslim Advocates has announced that its Annual Gala 2014 on May 3 will host an "onstage conversation" about "countering hate on the internet" featuring Monika Bickert, the Head of Global Policy Management for Facebook, […]

Federal Regulators Leaked US Electrical Grid Classified Information

electric-poles714-335 Classified information about the physical security systems of the U.S. electrical grid was leaked by the country's top energy regulatory commission, according to a government watchdog report. The Energy Department inspector general reports that classified information about electrical grid security was mishandled by officials on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the nation's grid regulator. The […]

2016 Republican Presidential Hopefuls & Their Advisors

PresidentialStrawPollFullGrid080613 It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. Patrick Henry Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself. -- Mark Twain What this country needs are more unemployed politicians,--Edward Langley, Artist (1928-1995) From Yahoo, comes an article entitled, The Brain Trusts Behind […]

The Rise of Fakectivism in American Propaganda

Crowds What do the forced departure of Brendan Eich from Mozilla and #CancelColbert have in common? They are both examples of Fakectivism. Fakectivism is social media activism by small numbers of people that is integrated into the news cycle because it matches the media's political agenda.Every Tea Party member knows that media coverage of actual protests […]