The indictment of a dozen Russian spies explained, in great detail, the extent of their interference in the 2016 election. Americans learned about the depth and extent of the Russian operation to interfere. That the Russian activity altered the outcome of the election to "make Trump win" has become an article of faith for many who still cannot fathom how Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton. This will persist as a subject of speculation in book after book, for a long time. What will be of less concern to the same researchers and writers is the far greater impact of the anti-Trump trio of media, academia and Hollywood. Professor Tim Groseclose, author of "Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind," makes the case that were the media truly fair and balanced, the average state would vote the same way Texas votes, in favor of Republicans. But media bias gives Democrats a bump of about 8 to 10 points. Of 20 major sources of news, Groseclose found about 15 years ago, 90 … [Read more...] about Russian Bots vs. Academia/Hollywood — Which Had a Bigger Impact on the Election?
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SHOT -- 10 YEARS AGO TONIGHT, at 10:16 p.m., President George W. Bush announced Operation Iraqi Freedom in an address from the Oval Office: “My fellow citizens, at this hour, American and coalition forces are in the early stages of military operations to disarm Iraq, to free its people and to defend the world from grave danger. On my orders, coalition forces have begun striking selected targets of military importance to undermine Saddam Hussein's ability to wage war. … Our nation enters this conflict reluctantly -- yet, our purpose is sure. … Now that conflict has come, the only way to limit its duration is to apply decisive force. And I assure you, this will not be a campaign of half measures, and we will accept no outcome but victory. My fellow citizens, the dangers to our country and the world will be overcome. We will pass through this time of peril and carry on the work of peace. We will defend our freedom. We will bring freedom to others and we will prevail. May … [Read more...] about IRAQ, 10 YEARS ON — RNC CHAIR VOWS ‘BIG AND BOLD’ PARTY PUSH IN OFF-YEAR VOTING: Grassroots rebel again establishment effort to truncate primaries — The future of news on the Web
Last Updated Nov 4, 2016 10:00 AM EDT My favorite food on the campaign trail is the spicy chicken sandwich from Wendy’s. I ate one last week in Toledo after a Joe Biden campaign rally. Over the past year, I’ve eaten at Wendy’s all across America: In airports and small towns, at all hours of the day, between sprints to campaign events for the presidential candidates I’ve been tasked to cover over the past 500 days.But my favorite Wendy’s sits at the crest of a two-lane road in upstate New York, across from a Greek restaurant and a firehouse. It’s a highway exit away from a school and residential facility my older sister Ellen has called home since she was 14-years-old. She was born with cerebral palsy.Over the years, the fast food stop became a family staple, enjoyed together during our weekend visits. My sister can eat her favorite order, a broccoli-and-cheddar baked potato and a cheeseburger, with a fork and knife, but her motor skills are … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo The election that forgot America’s disabled
Forty years after the passage of the federal Clean Water Act, a report recently issued by the Friends of the Mississippi and the National Park Service found that while the overall status of the Mississippi River is improving in some ways, there remain some serious reasons for concern. Created with the assistance of thirty scientific and technical advisors, the goal of the report is to create a benchmark from which to base future studies. While this is the first comprehensive look of its kind at the river, the researchers were able to identify a couple of sources for optimism, as well as some areas of concern. Specifically they cited positive trends in bald eagle, mussel and fish populations along the river as examples of improving river health. But conversely, the increase of sediments, phosphorus and bacteria in some sections could jeopardize the aquatic habitat, as well as the recreational usability of the river. The report also found that increased flow rates are … [Read more...] about New report provides mixed bag of news on the Mississippi River