Category Archives: Politics

Statements: Office of the Provost & Executive Vice President: Indiana University Bloomington

Professor Eric Rasmusen has, for many years, used his private social media accounts to disseminate his racist, sexist, and homophobic views. When I label his views in this way, let me note that the labels are not a close call, … Continue reading

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California Wanted to Protect Uber Drivers. Now It May Hurt Freelancers. – The New York Times

Steve Smith, a spokesman for the California Labor Federation, which advised lawmakers on A.B. 5, conceded that the law was somewhat ambiguous in this area and that the State Legislature should clarify issues like this in the coming years. “There … Continue reading

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Biden on Programming

So apparently throwing coal in a furnace is the same thing as actually mining coal, and the only difference between this and programming is a little bit of training. Biden has been in Congress for FORTY-SIX years, since before the … Continue reading

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Congress Spends More Time Dialing for Dollars Than on Legislative Work – U.S. Term Limits

Congress spends more time on re-election fundraising than on the legislative duties they were hired to do. Party bosses expect as many as 6 hours daily. “This problem cannot be fixed by voting incumbents out,” he continues. “This proves, what … Continue reading

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Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg Will Walk Away With Millions – Barron’s

What’s more, upon termination Muilenburg can walk away with another $30 to $40 million. And his supplementary executive pension is worth another $11 million, according to these statements. Source: Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg Will Walk Away With Millions – Barron’s … Continue reading

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Carl Miller on Twitter: “Here’s a fake news merchant telling me how it actually works. It’s so important to de-mystify this kind of thing. Instead of seeing them as all-powerful threats to democracy, a lot of people doing it are actually just using spammy

This is a clip from a report by the BBC that creating, boosting, and then selling fake content has become a real job in other countries. This particular report has an interview with a man from Kosovo, and (thanks to … Continue reading

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House passes compromise defense bill, creating a Space Force

“I will sign this historic defense legislation immediately!” President Donald Trump tweeted. Source: House passes compromise defense bill, creating a Space Force “Historic.” “Compromise.” “Space Force.” $738 BILLION. I wish more people on the Right would ask, “BuT hOw WiLl … Continue reading

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The Keystone Pipeline oil leak is almost 10 times worse than initially thought – CNN

The amount of land impacted by an oil spill in North Dakota is almost 10 times larger than initially reported, officials say. The disclosure comes about a month after the Keystone 1 Pipeline leaked about 383,040 gallons of oil. Source: … Continue reading

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Christian comedian John Crist admits to ‘destructive and sinful’ behavior after multiple women come forward

Popular Christian comedian John Crist, who just landed a Netflix special, admitted to “destructive and sinful” behavior and canceled his upcoming tour after multiple accusations of unwanted sexting, harassment and manipulation. Source: Christian comedian John Crist admits to ‘destructive and sinful’ behavior after … Continue reading

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H-1B Visas, Facebook, and Cummins

I ran across an article about Facebook’s use of H-1B visas in my news crawl. This part really caught my eye: Since 2017, as part of his promise to “hire American,” the Trump administration has been denying record numbers of … Continue reading

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