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Judiciary and Commerce committees move to checkmate Facebook

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On April 10th and 11th, the Senate and House committees on the Judiciary and Commerce held a rare joint open hearing with Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook. The topic was Facebook’s handling of the data of US citizens. The peripheral, but more important matter, was use of Facebook data in election interference around the world. Very few commentators differ …

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Why conventional wisdom is dangerous and crazy scenarios aren’t

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I have been processing the madness and fury of the outhouse fire known as the Trump Presidential Transition through a series of unplanned (unhinged?)¬†rants on Twitter (Original from December 11 and Extra Crispy from December 29) in which I examine how American politics got to this weird place and where we’re headed in the immediate future. The situation is extremely …

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Obama just stole from Reagan and succeeded wildly

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Obama’s speech was a strategic masterwork, framing the 2016 presidential election and perhaps the next generation of political power for future Democratic dominance, all while Donald Trump kept sputtering about how Russian intel should break into our stuff. With an affable, inspirational tone, Obama grabbed massive swaths of political strategic territory from the Republican party, territory that it took the …