South Carolina: Free-speech advocates are concerned over a proposal to ban criticism of the policies of the Israeli government, under the pretense of opposing anti-Semitism. The proposed “proviso”, prohibits blaming Israel for political tensions. To justify this rule, the article mentions that there were bomb threats against Jewish community centers across the country last year, but it neglected to mention the fact that these threats were made by Michael Kadar, a 19-year old Jewish man, who was arrested in Israel for doing so.
Kanye West doubled down on leaving the ‘Democrat Plantation’ by tweeting a photo of himself in a MAGA hat and wrote that, while he doesn’t agree with everything Trump or anyone else does, the mob can’t make him not love Trump. Then he sent out a message, “Obama was in office for eight years and nothing in Chicago changed,” criticizing him for failing to stop the violence. Kanye is facing a firestorm because Democrats fear the loss of the black voting block that would be devastating to the party.
Scott Pruitt, the head of the EPA, is shaking up the agency by repealing Obama-era regulations that stifled development. He has proposed a rule to prevent the agency from relying on scientific studies that don’t publish the underlying data. “Americans deserve to assess the legitimacy of the science underpinning EPA decisions that may impact their lives,” Pruitt said. This rule would be a preemptive strike against further global-warming regulations that are based in junk science without real data behind it.
The Koch Brothers and their organizations, including Americans for Prosperity, are generally thought to be conservative, but they are advocate for mass immigration and amnesty. A Koch organization representative threatened Republicans with a reduction in campaign donations when he said that the Koch networks will “closely evaluate” their contributions to GOP midterm races if DACA amnesty is not passed.
Google can shift the opinions of undecided voters by as much as 43% by inserting negative suggestions under the name of a candidate, according to a new study from the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology. Earlier research showed that the manipulation of results pages in search engines can shift the voting preferences of undecideds by anywhere between 20% and 80%, depending on the demographic.