American media keeps falling for Russian trolls

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Russian trolls posing as an American college student tweeted about divisive social, political and cultural issues using an account that amassed thousands of followers — and appeared in dozens of news stories published by major media outlets — as recently as March.

More than 50,000 people followed @wokeluisa, an account that featured a photograph of a young black woman who called herself Luisa Haynes and claimed to be a political science major from New York. Twitter has identified @wokeluisa as the work of the Internet Research Agency, a Russian troll farm and propaganda operation linked to the Kremlin.

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Rachael Maddow Fights Back Tears When Reading That Trump Announced it Had Set Up “Baby Jails”

n the final minute of her show Tuesday night, Rachel Maddow is handed a news bulletin. She begins to read it and can’t finish it. She is fighting back her tears and abruptly ends the show. The bulletin was the Trump administration announcing it has set up three “baby jails” (or what they call it in Orwell-speak, “tender age shelters”), where Homeland Security has incarcerated the babies that have… been taken from their mothers who came to the US seeking asylum. Reading on the air this viscous, vulgar piece of news, news that is read only in totalitarian states, was too much for Rachel to bear. Not because she is weak or sensitive or emotional (each of us are hopefully all of those things). Read more

Inspection- No, Guns Did NOT “Tame the West”

by Ken Carman

 Yes, that’s right: guns did not tame the West. Guns made the West a more dangerous place. Guns made it so gunslingers could terrorize towns. Guns made it so many establishments had Inspectionpatrons check their guns at the door. Guns made it so sheriffs had to be replaced again and again, gangs could kill many people just to rob a bank, a train. Guns made it so such marauders had to be hunted down by other deputized gangs.
  Guns did not make the West safer. And during the days of Bonnie and Clyde a lack of regulations made bank guards and tellers lives short and not so sweet.
  What tamed the West, stopped the plentiful numbers of machine gun toting bank robbers from toting machine gons? Read more

Why we are suing Ohio and Kansas We CAN Reverse Purges

The Supreme Court decision blessing the purge of half a million voters in Ohio is NOT the last word.

On Monday, the renowned law firm of Mirer Mazzocchi Julien of New York will serve a a 90-day notice on Jon Husted, the Secretary of State of Ohio, of our intent to file suit in federal court unless we receive complete information on each of the hundreds of thousands of voters removed from the voter rolls.

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