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Male Journalists Are Mansplaining Politics to Chelsea Clinton on Twitter

Now that the 2016 election is over, the postmortems about Hillary Clinton’s “doomed” campaign are starting to emerge. But there’s another, Twitter-specific brand of vitriol being directed at Chelsea Clinton. 657 more words

Hillary Clinton

The Joy of Twitter

You hear this all the time: social media is harmful because it deprives us of authentic flesh-and-blood contact with fellow human beings. For example, yesterday I caught a piece on… 632 more words

Non-fiction

Swings And Roundabouts

In a meeting with German business leaders in 1933, Hitler declared that “democracy” (i.e., actual parliamentary control) was fundamentally incompatible with a free-market capitalist economy …
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Politics

Count the errors from pro-Hillary writers

According to Matthew Yglesias:

Trump-branded signs intoning the slogan “THE SILENT MAJORITY STANDS WITH TRUMP” festoon his rallies, and optimistic writers invoke the notion of a silent majority to tout theories that the polls are undercounting Trump voters…

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Mass media has utterly failed to convey the policy stakes in the election - Updated by Matthew Yglesias@mattyglesiasmatt@vox.com Nov 2, 2016, 9:00am EDT

Imagine for a moment that Tuesday evening Americans gather ’round their Twitter feeds and television sets and begin to see that the polls were wrong. Not wrong by much, necessarily, but off by about 5 points in each state, meaning that Donald Trump will be elected president and that Republicans will maintain — or even slightly expand — their majorities in Congress. 1,208 more words

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