We Aren’t Lucky Enough for a Government Shut Down | The Daily Bell

January 13, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Oh no! Another looming “government shutdown,” what are we going to do?!We should be so lucky.People talk about bipartisanship like it’s a good thing. But the point of Congress was never to get stuff done. The point was the make sure that only important stuff got done.President Calvin Coolidge said, “It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.”

Source: We Aren’t Lucky Enough for a Government Shut Down | The Daily Bell

How to Recognize the Echo Chamber and Revive Civil Public Discourse | The Daily Bell

January 7, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

 

Looking back over 2017, it’s hard not to see a year dominated by divisive opinions, downright insults, and the media echo chamber.

And while divisiveness, party loyalty, and a fair amount of insults are nothing new, that echo chamber deserves some scrutiny.

Otherwise, we are doomed to carry the mistakes of 2017 with us into 2018 without taking any of its lessons along for the trip.

Source: How to Recognize the Echo Chamber and Revive Civil Public Discourse | The Daily Bell

Victim Blame: Let the People Go Their Separate Ways | The Daily Bell

January 4, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

The United States was founded on secession. It didn’t have to be violent, but it was. Whose fault was that? Was it the United States’ fault for insisting on more local governance? Or was it England’s fault for ignoring the consent of the governed?

Source: Victim Blame: Let the People Go Their Separate Ways | The Daily Bell

How Government Agents Troll Online to Divide and Confuse | The Daily Bell

December 13, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

 

The real story of online deception isn’t about the Russians. Sure, the Russians certainly have their own programs to disrupt and steer online discourse. But how quickly the public has forgotten about the U.S. government’s own internet troll program.Edward Snowden leaked documents used by the “Five Eyes” alliance of governments. The United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Australia–basically Oceania from 1984–get together to spy on each other’s citizens. That’s how they cleverly get around laws against spying on their own citizens.

Source: How Government Agents Troll Online to Divide and Confuse | The Daily Bell

Epic Media Failure, but they blame Trump for calling them out | The Daily Bell

December 10, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Even if the news is dripping with errors, boiling with bias, and presenting a false narrative, it is important to trust them.That’s what media outlets are saying in response to multiple melt-downs this week. They just can’t seem to get the facts straight… or stop themselves from lying.Obviously, Trump is going to call them out on this. Is anyone surprised?But some people think this is a threat to free speech.

Source: Epic Media Failure, but they blame Trump for calling them out | The Daily Bell


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