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Backlash against feminism aims to preserve the ‘manosphere’

Backlash against feminism aims to preserve the ‘manosphere’ | political sceptic | Scoop.it
Misogyny, rather like the poor, will always be with us. Don’t worry, I am not going to rehearse the “How OK is it to threaten to rape a women online” number. Is it quite OK? A little bit OK? Not OK? Show me your workings.
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Fox’s Todd Starnes accuses college president calling for more diversity of ‘ethnic cleansing’

Fox’s Todd Starnes accuses college president calling for more diversity of ‘ethnic cleansing’ | political sceptic | Scoop.it
Fox News contributor Todd Starnes accused Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard of advocating for “ethnic cleansing” at the school after the official made a public statement calling for a more diverse student body.
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Ex-BP employee accused of insider trading sold $1 million in stock after Gulf oil spill: SEC

Ex-BP employee accused of insider trading sold $1 million in stock after Gulf oil spill: SEC | political sceptic | Scoop.it
Regulators Thursday charged a former BP employee who worked on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill with insider trading after he sold $1 million worth of BP stock days after the disaster.
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Mitt Romney returns to political stage as Republicans prepare for midterms - Washington Post

Mitt Romney returns to political stage as Republicans prepare for midterms - Washington Post | political sceptic | Scoop.it
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Mitt Romney returns to political stage as Republicans prepare for midterms
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One rainy morning this month, the man who thought he would be president boarded a train near his beach house in San Diego.
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Paul Krugman: We live in the most unequal society ever, and it’s only getting worse

Paul Krugman: We live in the most unequal society ever, and it’s only getting worse | political sceptic | Scoop.it
Americans may be living in the most unequal society that has ever existed, said economist Paul Krugman.
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Federal appeals court: Companies can’t litigate in secret to protect their image

Federal appeals court: Companies can’t litigate in secret to protect their image | political sceptic | Scoop.it
By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) – In a victory for consumers, a federal appeals court on Wednesday directed that litigation about a product linked to the death of an infant be made public, saying the manufacturer could not keep the details secret to...
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Democrats hark back to the politics of race - Yahoo News

Democrats hark back to the politics of race - Yahoo News | political sceptic | Scoop.it
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Democrats hark back to the politics of race
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Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., chairman of the DCCC, speaks at the National Press Club's Newsmaker series on how Rep. Paul Ryan's, R-Wis., budget will effect the midterm elections.
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Money in Politics Is Taxation Without Representation - Huffington Post (blog)

Money in Politics Is Taxation Without Representation - Huffington Post (blog) | political sceptic | Scoop.it
Money in Politics Is Taxation Without Representation
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Today, April 15, is Tax Day. Most of us will dutifully pay our taxes to a government that no longer represents us.
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‘I think I’m in The Twilight Zone’: Bill O’Reilly clashes with a liberal and a conservative at once

‘I think I’m in The Twilight Zone’: Bill O’Reilly clashes with a liberal and a conservative at once | political sceptic | Scoop.it
Fox News host Bill O’Reilly said he felt as if were traveling through another dimension after being challenged by guests on both side of the political aisle on Tuesday after he advocated the use of Social Security cards as a form of federal...
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Wisconsin Republican Party to vote on secession at state convention in May

When Republicans in Wisconsin meet for their annual convention next month, one of the topics on the agenda will be whether the party supports seceding from the United States if necessary.
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Where have all the moderates gone? Politics as 'gladiatorial combat' - Los Angeles Times

Where have all the moderates gone? Politics as 'gladiatorial combat' - Los Angeles Times | political sceptic | Scoop.it
Where have all the moderates gone? Politics as 'gladiatorial combat' Los Angeles Times Barry Glassner first detailed how politicians use fear-mongering in his 1999 book “The Culture of Fear.” He wrote of politicians claiming America was on the...
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Greg Russak's curator insight, April 16, 9:53 AM

Good question:

 

"Geoffrey Kabaservice said he set out to answer one question before writing his latest work: Whatever happened to the moderate Republican?"

http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-politics-media-panel-20140413,0,4396741.story#ixzz2z4LNqGPV

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Few Follow Obama Into Public Service - Taegan Goddard's Political ...

New York Times: "Unlike John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, who inspired virtual legislatures of politicians and became generational touchstones, Mr. Obama has so far had little such influence. That is all the more ...
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Comedian Greg Proops skewers Reagan for destroying the utopian spirit of the 1970s | The Raw Story

Comedian Greg Proops skewers Reagan for destroying the utopian spirit of the 1970s | The Raw Story | political sceptic | Scoop.it
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McCutcheon decision is destroying politics - Bills Blitz - The Buffalo News

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WASHINGTON – Supreme Court justices on the right have said for years that a corporation is like a person and should be treated accordingly.
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Allen West: ‘Radical’ Muslims waging ‘jihad’ in U.S. — by voting and obeying election laws

Allen West: ‘Radical’ Muslims waging ‘jihad’ in U.S. — by voting and obeying election laws | political sceptic | Scoop.it
Former Republican Congressman Allen West (R-FL), who is currently employed as a Fox News contributor, on Thursday warned that Muslims were organizing to “destroy” the United States by exercising their legal right to vote.
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Nearly 100 recent homicides linked to users of Stormfront white supremacist site, SPLC says

Nearly 100 recent homicides linked to users of Stormfront white supremacist site, SPLC says | political sceptic | Scoop.it
A white supremacist charged with killing three people near two Jewish community facilities in suburban Kansas City this week posted more than 12,000 messages on a racist website which carries the slogan “No Jews, Just Right,” according to an...
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Restoring Louisiana’s Coast Will Require Restoring Its Democracy—Governor Jindal Is Trying to Undermine Both

Restoring Louisiana’s Coast Will Require Restoring Its Democracy—Governor Jindal Is Trying to Undermine Both | political sceptic | Scoop.it
Genuflecting to Big Oil's pressure, Governor Bobby Jindal is

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Greg Russak's curator insight, April 17, 9:40 AM

You can file this one under, "No Surprise!"

 

A Louisiana elected official once said “the flag of Texaco flies over the Louisiana State Capitol.” Right now that flag is flapping in the face of every citizen. Tax-hating governor Jindall now wants to spend tens of millions of dollars of tax payer money to plug oil canals which companies are required by law to plug themselves. That money pales beside to the $50 billion cost of the state’s master plan to protect the coast. Jindal’s funding proposal caper will protect his oil industry patrons and stick the public with the bill: taxpayers will cover the costs of damage caused by oil companies.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, Today, 8:53 AM

I think politics should stay out of nature.

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Bryan Fischer tells poor people: ‘Kiss the ground’ beneath the richest 1 percent

Bryan Fischer tells poor people: ‘Kiss the ground’ beneath the richest 1 percent | political sceptic | Scoop.it
Bryan Fischer, the director of Issues Analysis for the fundamentalist American Family Association (AFA), said on Tuesday that people who used welfare and other government services needed to “kiss the ground” beneath the richest 1 percent of...
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Arby’s worker challenges Florida Republican over minimum wage: ‘Take a walk in my shoes’

Arby’s worker challenges Florida Republican over minimum wage: ‘Take a walk in my shoes’ | political sceptic | Scoop.it
A Florida GOP congressman faced pushback from his constituents over raising the minimum wage, with one man directly challenging him to work at a local fast food restaurant for a day, Think Progress reported.
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EPIC - FTC Commissioner Wright Meets with Industry Lobbyists, Not Consumer Representatives

EPIC - FTC Commissioner Wright Meets with Industry Lobbyists, Not Consumer Representatives | political sceptic | Scoop.it

FTC Commissioner Wright Meets with Industry Lobbyists, Not Consumer Representatives

Posted on April 8, 2014


Through a Freedom of Information Act request, EPIC obtained the appointment calendar of FTC Commissioner Wright. The Commissioner's calendar reveals many meetings with corporate presentatives but no meetings with public interest organizations representing consumers. One of FTC's primary missions is to protect consumers from unfair and deceptive business practices. Commissioner Wright became an FTC Commissioner in January 2013. Since then he has met with representatives from Apple, Microsoft, Verizon, Qualcomm, the Network Advertising Initiative, and the Consumer Data Industry Association. He has attended industry conferences and given talks at trade association meetings. EPIC tried several times to arrange a meeting between Commissioner Wright and the Privacy Coalition—a nonpartisan coalition of consumer, civil liberties, educational, family, library, and technology organizations. The Privacy Coalition has hosted meetings with many FTC commissioners over the past decade. After repeatedly declining a meeting with the consumer privacy organizations, EPIC filed a FOIA request for the FTC Commissioner's appointment calendar. For more information, see EPIC: Federal Trade Commission.



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Eli Levine's curator insight, April 16, 7:10 PM

And the rich wonder how it is that everything gets over turned for them.

 

Silly brains.

 

Think about it.

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Arizona Gov. Brewer signs bill allowing for warrantless inspections of womens’ health clinics

Arizona Gov. Brewer signs bill allowing for warrantless inspections of womens’ health clinics | political sceptic | Scoop.it
PHOENIX (Reuters) – Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Tuesday signed into a law a bill allowing state health authorities to conduct surprise inspections of abortion clinics without first obtaining a warrant, handing another victory to abortion foes.
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Other views: Sleazy tactics push moderates out of state politics - Herald Times Reporter

Other views: Sleazy tactics push moderates out of state politics - Herald Times Reporter | political sceptic | Scoop.it
Other views: Sleazy tactics push moderates out of state politics
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And it's not just national politicians, either. It's, in this most recent case, a state legislator. Frankly, it's no wonder that state Sen.
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U.S. hints at more sanctions against Russia after tense phone call between Obama and Putin

Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin confronted one another in telephone talks Monday as a standoff over Ukraine escalated after the CIA chief visited Kiev and a Russian war plane “buzzed” a U.S.
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Obama on Voter Suppression: The Right Speech in the Wrong Place

Obama on Voter Suppression: The Right Speech in the Wrong Place | political sceptic | Scoop.it
The president is right to speak out, but he needs to preach to someone other than the converted.
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Insurance premium hikes from Obamacare will not be as severe as predicted: CBO | The Raw Story

Insurance premium hikes from Obamacare will not be as severe as predicted: CBO | The Raw Story | political sceptic | Scoop.it
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Utah woman arrested after police discover seven dead babies in her garage

Utah woman arrested after police discover seven dead babies in her garage | political sceptic | Scoop.it
A Utah woman has been arrested after police searched her garage and discovered the bodies of six dead babies stashed in cardboard boxes.
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