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Her name was Heather Heyer

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A young paralegal from Greene County, Virginia, was identified as the victim of violence that broke out after hundreds of white nationalists converged Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, to participate in the Unite the Right rally held against the city’s decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the Emancipation Park. Heather Heyer,… Continue Reading →

Mike Pence is very hurt that you think he’s running in 2020

Pence denied the assumption of his participation in the presidential election of 2020

Mike Pence swears on his well worn Bible that he absolutely, definitely, positively is not running for President in 2020. (Wink, wink). He probably figures he’ll be inaugurated sometime in 2018 after Trump is impeached/removed via 25th Amendment or indicted on federal and/or state charges for a litany of offenses. But you know, he is DEEPLY… Continue Reading →

White Nationalist Stephen Miller rants at CNN reporter

Gollum in the White House

Thank goodness today’s White House Press Briefing was on camera because the fireworks we saw from CNN’s Jim Acosta and White House Nazi #2, Stephen Miller, was *insane*. Miller was not prepared for Acosta’s direct questions nor was he capable of changing the subject as Acosta came back with follow up upon follow up. It was… Continue Reading →

Trump trolls hounding civil servants

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This is horrifying:

On June 11, alt-right blogger Mike Cernovich published an article attacking an assistant to National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, claiming the previously low-profile civil servant wanted to “sabotage” President Donald Trump.

The piece described Eric Ciaramella as “pro-Ukraine and anti-Russia” and alleged, with no evidence, that he was possibly responsible for high-level leaks. The response to the piece included online threats of violence against Ciaramella, which contributed to his decision to leave his job at the the National Security Council a few weeks early, according to two sources familiar with the situation.

Although the harassment was not the only factor, one of the two sources said they “distinctly got the impression” that the departure was premature, partially because of “right-wing” harassment.

Ciaramella is not alone. Cernovich, who claims his Twitter feed receives over 100 million views every month, has been relentless in his criticism of McMaster and those around him. Cernovich’s writings and tweets have included false information, but sometimes they include details that only someone on the inside could know. For example, his tweets about Ciaramella were so specific that they documented meetings and lunches the NSC staffer had with certain people.

After Ciaramella left the NSC, Cernovich turned his attacks on Twitter against his prospective successor, who has not been publicly announced.

Career civil servants often endure stressful working conditions, but in the Trump White House, some of them face online trolling from alt-right bloggers who seek to portray them as clandestine partisans plotting to sabotage the president’s agenda. The online attacks often cite information that appears to be provided by unnamed White House officials or Trump loyalists.

Bannon and Miller, no doubt.

Not just for the poor: The crucial role of Medicaid in America’s health care system

Did you call your senators about Trumpcare?

By Simon Haeder, Assistant Professor of Political Science, West Virginia University. Nurse Jane Kern administers medicine to patient Lexi Gerkin in Brentwood, New Hampshire. Lexi is one of thousands of severely disabled or ill children covered by Medicaid, regardless of family income. Charles Krupa/AP Despite many assertions to the contrary, Senate leaders are now saying they… Continue Reading →

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