House GOP leaders are struggling to rein in the increasingly open nativism within their conference and attempting to deflect from the controversy by training their ire against Rep. Maxine Waters Maxine Moore Waters Marjorie Taylor Greene to introduce resolution to expel Maxine Waters Waters: Fauci 'was being bullied' by Jordan during hearing Maxine Waters cuts off Jim Jordan, Fauci sparring at hearing: 'Shut your mouth' MORE (D-Calif.). House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy Kevin McCarthy Kinzinger: Republicans who join 'America First' caucus should be stripped of committees McCarthy: GOP not the party of 'nativist dog whistles' Pro-Trump lawmakers form caucus promoting 'Anglo-Saxon political traditions' MORE (R-Calif.) tweeted over the weekend the GOP is not the party of “nativist dog whistles,” without directly referencing the draft policy platform for a proposed caucus that called for promoting “Anglo-Saxon political traditions” and … [Read more...] about GOP struggles to rein in nativism
The internet needs reform. Section 230 of the Federal Communications Decency Act insulates internet companies from content liability. Its famous 26 words are that: "No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider." The immunity is not specific. If your teen-age daughter is the target of internet bullying, “slut shaming,” a sex crime or even murder, the platform on which she met her tormentor is immune from responsibility. If you are the victim of fraud on the internet, cyberstalking, blackmail or extortion, the vehicle for criminal communication is immune from responsibility. If your privacy is invaded because you have given Facebook or Google too much data, it’s on you. You traded your data for a free membership. Section 230 has its roots in common law principles. The proprietor of a kiosk or bulletin board was never liable for defamatory content tacked or … [Read more...] about Is the antidote to bad speech more speech or more regulation?
Donald Trump Donald Trump Graham: 'I could not disagree more' with Trump support of Afghanistan troop withdrawal GOP believes Democrats handing them winning 2022 campaign Former GOP operative installed as NSA top lawyer resigns MORE has proven to be a loser — and a sore one at that — but he has won something. He managed to transform the GOP into a party in his own image: an outsized, narcissistic cast of mini-me sycophants. Just like the maestro, none of them appears to care about actual governing. They’re building their brand first, then following fame and the money. This has transformed the GOP from a party that once had ideas and credibility into a lame variation on the “Real Housewives” reality TV franchise. Forget the red hats. The real mantra of this new GOP isn’t “America First” — it’s “Me First.” Like the TV “Housewives,” these new Republicans seek attention, fame and fortune, ignoring credibility. Their success is sometimes short-lived, and often ends … [Read more...] about ‘Real Housewives of the GOP’ — Wannabe reality show narcissists commandeer the party
Monday, during an appearance on FBN’s “Mornings with Maria,” Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) said his colleague Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) had to be expelled from Congress for calling for violence during remarks she gave in Minneapolis over the weekend. Cawthorn compared it to efforts from Democrats to have Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene’s (R-GA) influence in the House of Representatives limited. “You know, I actually got married two weeks ago, very excited about that,” he said. “But that’s the reason I got involved in politics so young. My new wife and I don’t want to raise a family in a country that has political leaders who are so divided to where they are literally encouraging people to go out and cause more violence, burn down more buildings. And you know what, Maria, just two hours after Maxine Waters said this statement, there was a drive-by shooting of our National Guard in those cities.” “It’s a very sad state of affairs,” Cawthorn added. “And I do support our leadership … [Read more...] about GOP Rep. Cawthorn: Maxine Waters ‘Has to Be Expelled’