“The Bible says, ‘If you do this to the least of these, you do it to me,’ ” Sheila said, quoting Jesus. “But the least of these are Americans, not the ones crossing the border.”
Experts Bet on First Deepfakes Political Scandal
Family Separation, Evil Via Policy and The Internal Contradictions of Trumpism
Performative cruelty and channel separation. This is excellent analysis.
Trump Showed Kim Jong Un A Fake Movie Trailer Starring The Two Of Them As Heroes
Rob Ford’s widow sues Doug Ford, alleging he has deprived her and her children of millions
So that’s some news.
The political alignments of Mario Kart characters
Jordan Peterson, Custodian of the Patriarchy
Ontario PC candidate resigns after private 407 freeway confirms ‘internal theft’ of data on 60,000 customers
This, with the aforelinked article, should bring you mostly up to speed, other than the fact that 29 PC candidates are implicated in this (clients of Dhillon).
The majesty of this scandal is that the deadline for submitting new candidates was yesterday. So if Ford wants to do the right thing and get rid of these clowns, he will almost certainly lose the election since these are all 905-region candidates that he needs to win. Whereas if he doesn’t get rid of them, he looks more corrupt than any liberal (arguable I guess).
How a convicted fraudster ended up at the centre of Ontario Conservatives’ nomination controversies
This article, from April, is a decent backgrounder for the Doug Ford / 407 scandal
Ontario election: NDP overtakes Liberals as the ‘Anti-Ford’ party, according to Ipsos poll
I had a feeling this might happen. But now the NDP are going to get a battering from both sides.
Meet the campaign connecting affluent techies with progressive candidates around the country
The Great Slate, from Pinboard’s Maciej Ceglowski
How the White House’s Tolerance for Wife-Beaters Exposed That It Was Harboring Counterintelligence Threats – emptywheel
We Fought for Our Democracy. Now Turkey Wants to Destroy It.
On Turkey’s unprovoked invasion of Kurdish-controlled Afrin, Syria
Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown denies sexual misconduct allegations from two women
Behold, Steve Bannon’s Hip-Hop Shakespeare Rewrite: ‘Coriolanus’
Scarborough Subway Escapes Scrutiny Despite Mistakes and Missteps
What an embarrassment
Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds
Denial Is Not A Strategy for Confronting North Korea
Richard Painter says the DOJ demands on AT&T and CNN are ‘impeachable offense’
“ATT – Time Warner should take DOJ to court ASAP. Demand discovery of all Trump/WH communications on this deal,” Painter, an outspoken Trump critic, wrote, adding, “Use of antitrust enforcement power to punish CNN for exercise of First Amendment rights is an impeachable offense. The time is now.”
How to Read the JFK Assassination Files
Big document dump coming today!
“I Hate Everyone in the White House!”: Trump Seethes as Advisers Fear the President Is “Unraveling”
A ‘game-changer’: Jagmeet Singh ‘kicks the door open’ and wins NDP leadership
Singh, who is Sikh, is the first non-white leader of a major federal party in Canada. He is also only the third NDP leader to have been elected on the first ballot, after Tommy Douglas, the party’s first leader, and Jack Layton.
Germany’s Election Results are Troubling — and It’s not just the Rise of the Right
John Judis on how reform of the EU may be impossible now because of the German electoral results
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