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All the times Cambridge Analytica gave brazenly contradictory accounts of its murky work on Brexit

The Facebook data scandal has all-but confirmed Cambridge Analytica's shadowy role in the US election, but its involvement in Brexit is even more murky. The company repeatedly claimed it worked with Leave.EU, only to later completely...Show More Summary

A Battle Over Abortion and Free Speech

The Supreme Court is set to hear a case over California’s regulation of “crisis pregnancy centers,” which try to talk their clients out of ending their pregnancies.

Tuesday Morning Open Thread: #FaceBorked

(Mike Luckovich via Of course it's infrastucture week. They're digging holes and shoveling shit aren't they? — TreasonWeasle (@TreasonWeasle) March 20, 2018 Michelle Goldberg, in the NYTimes, on “Trump’s High-Tech Dirty Tricksters”: …After days of revelations, there’s still a lot we don’t know about Cambridge Analytica. Show More Summary

What's the Difference Between a Frat and a Gang?

They’re both blamed for predisposing their members to violent acts, but they’ve sparked radically different public-policy responses.

News Roundup & Open Thread – Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Featured photo: Phil Gregory, WHYY Sloppy with gun safety. Carteret PD has issued dozens of gun permits without required background checks. Affordable Housing. Two wealthy towns (and many across the state) are not meeting their obligations, a judge says. Can...Read more

Sen. Sweeney: “What were you thinking?”

Above was my first response to Senate President Sweeney’s plan to drop his 7-year support of a millionaire’s tax and call instead for an increase in the corporate tax. As I thought about it I developed a more nuanced view....Read mo...

Q&A for federal workers: Delaying within-grade raises

Question: The White House wants to delay within-grade raises — by how long? Answer: The largest federal pay system, the General Schedule, has 15 pay grades with 10 steps in each, with each step worth about 3 percent more in salary. Most employees start at the first step of a grade, although agencies can start […]

Joanne Lipman: Men must be part of the fight for gender equity

“The reason there has been this explosion of frustration and outrage isn’t because every woman has been sexually assaulted at work.” In her book, “That’s What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together,” Joanne Lipman adds context to the conversations necessitated by the #MeToo movement. We have been […]

Plenty of bad news from Washington to start the week

I always tell colleagues at work to give me the bad news because good news has a way of taking care of itself. So, in that spirit, here is some bad news to contemplate — especially for Republicans — as we start our week. For starters, Democrats hold a double-digit lead in the latest NBC […]

As a Republican, I see a 12-alarm fire raging. Why can’t Trump?

Regardless of the overall outcome of Tuesday’s special election in Pennsylvania, the political message is clear: Republicans are in trouble. The margin between Republican Rick Saccone and Democrat Conor Lamb is so close that Republicans everywhere should take note — and be worried. Even if Saccone manages to scrape by and win, nothing will change […]

Larry Kudlow’s appointment means very little

There are roughly three schools of thought on the announcement that Larry Kudlow will replace the departing Gary Cohn as the head of the National Economic Council. The first, most common among liberals, is a dismissive sneer. Kudlow, they say, is an ideologue, a supply-sider zealot, a mere television personality who doesn’t even have a […]

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