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Experts Bet on First Deepfakes Political Scandal

This is one of the best political ads I’ve seen.

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’

What.

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”

Wow

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

The best way to end oppression is to very politely ask oppressors to please stop oppressing you. Also, consider getting them a gift certificate for The Cheesecake Factory. Oppressors love The Cheesecake Factory.

Ontario introducing $50,000 fines for careless drivers causing death

That’s great, but I hate how the Liberals don’t do anything unless there’s an election on the horizon. They could have saved lives by doing this years ago.