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Facebook Gives Members One More Reason To Leave (2 Videos)

Facebook remains under fire Tuesday, after it was learned a political consulting agency, Cambridge Analytica, had mined the data from 50 million users of the social network. Here are two video reports, the first on how this mornings Asian markets are reacting, and the second is an explanation of the situation. Asian shares fell on [...]Show More Summary


Last September I was introduced to the “Dive Bar Shirt Club” as a gift. Each month since I get a T-Shirt that highlights a specific dive bar in America. This month it was a shirt from Obannons Irish Pub in Telluride, CO. I made good use of that one on St Paddys Day.  A couple [...] The post DIVE BAR SHIRT CLUB appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

Cartoon: Trump2018F

Mike Slosberg is a cartoonist and novelist. He lives with his wife and hundreds of drawing pens on the Upper Westside of Manhattan, New York. You can see more of his cartoons and learn about his books by going to: The post Cartoon: Trump2018F appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

Why Denmark dominates the World Happiness Report rankings year after year

By Marie Helweg-Larsen, Professor of Psychology, Dickinson College. Okay, we get it, you’re happy – no need to rub it in. Very_Very/ The new World Happiness Report again ranks Denmark among the top three happiest of 155 countries surveyed – a distinction that the country has earned for seven consecutive years. The U.S., on the [...]Show More Summary

Fox News Contributor Resigns And Shreds Right-Wing ‘Propaganda Machine’

Over at Fox “News” – aka Trump TV – they take great pride in brainwashing their idiotic viewers and pretending Donald Trump isn’t a criminal. But one Fox contributor has finally seen the light and is engaging in a scorched earth policy as he bids farewell to the right-wing network. Retired Lt. Col. Ralph Peters [...]Show More Summary

Putin, ‘the man without a face’, shows his stripes – again (Guest Voice)

Russian President Vladimir Putin surprised no one when he was re-elected Sunday for a fourth term. Nearly two decades ago though few would guessed the dull former spy would hold his country in an iron grip that will extend for a quarter century. In the autumn of 1999, the Kremlin – and indeed all of [...]Show More Summary

Congress and the Three Monkeys

Could it be that the Republican members of Congress have studied Japanese philosophy and are following Confucian teachings epitomized by the three monkeys who see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil? One monkey has his hands over his eyes, another over his ears, and a third one covering his mouth. The monkeys [...]Show More Summary

Cartoon: Robert Mueller in The Birds

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Forget Stormy’s Bumper Bullets. Dare We Believe That She Can Take Down Trump?

You can’t turn around in the Stormy Daniels scandal without colliding with a double entendre. Take the word exposure. Please! That not only is what the porn film star and director is all about, so to speak, it is what the scandal is all about as Donald Trump and his lawyers frantically work to limit [...]Show More Summary

Putin has gas (Cartoon, Column and Video)

No one respects women more than Donald Trump. Donald Trump is the least racist person he knows. Donald Trump is a stable genius. Donald Trump has been much tougher on Vladimir Putin and Russia in one year than Barack Obama was in eight. Each of those statements (and many others) is laughable and contrary to [...]Show More Summary

Trump’s Witch Hunt

Embed from Getty Images Remembering two politicians of conscience as the president dismantles democracy By Michael Winship What a petty, venal, corrupt and foul thing it is. More media-generated homunculus than man, every day, Donald Trump behaves more and more like the cornered animal desperately trying to save itself by viciously biting in every direction, [...]Show More Summary

Warming climate to displace millions in coming decades: World Bank

The wave of refugees fleeing crop failures, droughts and rising sea levels will grow drastically over the next three decades if world governments do not intervene, the World Bank warned Monday. By 2050, 143 million “climate migrants” will face an “existential threat” and be displaced, the World Bank said in a new report. That includes [...]Show More Summary

Ways Democrats Could Screw Up the Midterms

by Will Durst Okay, Democrats, settle down. Drop the confetti and back away from the champagne. Stop punching each other in the arm, making with the whoop-whoop noises. Straighten your tie. These celebrations need to be put on hold. They are as premature as counting your chickens before they cross the road to a bridge [...]Show More Summary

Cable operators lost almost 1 million subscribers in 2017

As more people are exposed to the various video streaming services on the market, subscription losses mounted for traditional TV providers in 2017, according to new industry figures. The number of viewers paying for subscription services fell 3.7% last year, research firm Kagan says. The numbers, from Kagan’s 4th-quarter U.S. Multichannel Subscriber Report, were released [...]Show More Summary

Stephen Hawking Memorial Cartoons Draw Criticism

By Daryl Cagle Physicist Stephen Hawking passed away last week at the age of 76 and I distributed many editorial cartoon tributes to newspapers. Readers love memorial cartoons, often passing along their warm feelings about a celebrity to the cartoonist. We get more fan mail from memorial cartoons than anything else we draw. Hawking’s memorials [...]Show More Summary

Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: NRA

OF RELATED INTEREST: —Parkland shooting survivors say the NRA is “basically threatening” them –-NJ student march organizers pen op-ed to NRA: ‘We won’t let you win —The March for our Lives, explained —“What If Our Politicians Weren’t The Bitch Of NRA?” Parkland Student Asks In PSA –-March for Our Lives 101: What to expect at [...]Show More Summary

Trump Data Firm Filmed Boasting About Underhand Tactics (Bribes and Sex Workers)

Executives of a data firm used by President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign have been filmed boasting of using underhand tactics such as bribes and sex workers, to help clients win elections across the globe. The Cambridge Analytica executives were filmed talking to an undercover reporter posing as a wealthy Sri Lankan man attempting to get [...]Show More Summary

Trump’s Day in Court: A Prediction or a Dream? You Be the Judge

"No person—no matter what his position—is above the law." The post Trump’s Day in Court: A Prediction or a Dream? You Be the Judge appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

The principle behind anti-Trump pragmatism

WASHINGTON — Former Rep. Barney Frank and the writer William F. Buckley Jr. could hardly have been more at odds in their political views. The Massachusetts Democrat remains a staunch liberal while Buckley was the intellectual founder of modern conservatism. But they had something important in common: Each wanted his side to win elections and [...]Show More Summary

Cartoon: Putin and Poison

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