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Why the Presidency Can’t Just Go Back to 'Normal' After Trump - POLITICO
Several good government practices are only 50 years old. Now that Trump has demolished them they may well never return.
DonaldTrump  politics  via:reddit 
7 days ago by mcherm
AI wrote fake Trump speeches and 60% of people couldn’t tell the difference
Trump supporters had a harder time than non-supporters which actually makes me trust the study more. But it's quite weird that rather than approaching 50%, the average is actually worse than that.
via:reddit  DonaldTrump  ai 
november 2019 by mcherm
Trump Admits Misusing Trump Foundation Funds to Settle Lawsuit | Law & Crime
Donald Trump actually admits fault when settling a lawsuit over his misuse of Trump Foundation monies.
DonaldTrump  fraud  via:reddit 
november 2019 by mcherm
Harvard Student Says He Was Barred From U.S. Over His Friends’ Social Media Posts - The New York Times
He says immigration denied his visa because he had friends on Facebook who had posted anti-American slogans although he had not posted forwarded or even "liked" those statements.
immigration  law  nytimes  via:reddit  DonaldTrump  freespeech 
august 2019 by mcherm
Netanyahu blocks Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from visiting Israel - Vox
At the request of Donald Trump, the prime minister of Israel reversed course to block Democratic Congresswomen (who happen to be Muslim) from visiting.
DonaldTrump  vox  politics  via:vox 
august 2019 by mcherm
Trump Once Railed Against Presidents Using Teleprompters — Now He’s Blaming One for His ‘Airports’ Gaffe - politics
An analysis of a particular error Trump made in a speech, and mapping that back to the fact that he is not a very proficient reader.
DonaldTrump  reading  teaching 
july 2019 by mcherm
The Damage Donald Trump has Done to the US Abroad
Everyone else is allying to avoid depending on us. Also we drove off all the qualified diplomats.
DonaldTrump  politics  via:reddit 
july 2019 by mcherm
Trump's Reversal on the Census Citizenship Question - The Atlantic
Even a judge can't get the Trump administration to know what Trump's policy is.
DonaldTrump  law  via:reddit 
july 2019 by mcherm
The U.S. Is Purging Chinese Americans From Top Cancer Research - Bloomberg
Are we (the US) REALLY starting a new "red scare / purge" over scientists and technologists of Chinese ancestry who collaborate with those in China?
china  ethics  evil  DonaldTrump  racism  via:reddit 
june 2019 by mcherm
How golf explains Donald Trump - Vox
He cheats at golf and brags about wins he can't actually get.
DonaldTrump  via:vox  personal_net 
may 2019 by mcherm
Just the President Threatening to Unleash Waves of Violence on His Political Rivals
He really did point out that many Trump supporters have guns on our tough people and if pushed too far might lash out.
politics  DonaldTrump  personal_net  via:googleplus 
march 2019 by mcherm
Opinions guided by tribalism
This post content a house series of grafs showing evidence that opinions, especially those of Republicans, change rapidly based on what is politically popular.
DonaldTrump  philosophy  politics  via:reddit 
january 2019 by mcherm
The U.S. Secretly Halted JPMorgan’s Growth for Years - Bloomberg
1. I don't think this sort of regulatory restriction should be done in secret. 2. Biggest US bank now going for "more branches".
banking  via:HackerNews  DonaldTrump 
december 2018 by mcherm
Census Citizenship Question: Trump Officials Ask Supreme Court To Delay Trial : NPR
You can perform a sort of gerrymandering for 10 years by rigging census -- can you also prevent it from being reviewed by any court in time to stop the action if it is indeed illegal?
law  DonaldTrump  politics  voting  via:reddit  npr 
december 2018 by mcherm
When Trump Phones Friends, the Chinese and the Russians Listen and Learn - The New York Times
The dude is so dumb he won't use a secure phone! Yes, I remember when Obama insisted on continuing to use his BlackBerry but he allowed the security services to modify it until it was secure. Intelligence agencies say the Russians and Chinese are listening to Trump's calls!
via:HackerNews  DonaldTrump  security 
december 2018 by mcherm
‘I’ve never seen these positions politicized’: White House rejection of veterans judges raises concerns of partisanship - The Washington Post
Administrative judges at Veterans Affairs - a position that has never been political - were apparently screened by President Trump for party affiliation.
evil  law  DonaldTrump  politics  via:reddit 
december 2018 by mcherm
‘Transgender’ Could Be Defined Out of Existence Under Trump Administration - The New York Times
Donald Trump working hard to make it legal to discriminate against transgender people, in some cases mandatory to discriminate.
DonaldTrump  rights  transgender  evil  via:reddit  nytimes 
december 2018 by mcherm
Trump: Tillerson 'dumb as a rock' : politics
Insight into Trump's behavior - all his tweets about Rex Tillerson in chronological order.
via:reddit  DonaldTrump  politics  personal_net 
december 2018 by mcherm
Trump moves to quit 144-year-old postal treaty - BBC News
Oddly, I actually support this one instance of Donald Trump pulling out of an international agreement.
DonaldTrump  china  via:HackerNews 
october 2018 by mcherm
Exterminate Mosquitoes for the Sake of Humanity - Quillette
The argument why Donald Trump should support using gene editing to exterminate a few species of mosquito that prey on humans.
ethics  DonaldTrump  biology  via:SlateStarCodex 
september 2018 by mcherm
Flag Flap Underscores Trump's Strained Relationship With McCain : NPR
Donald Trump was reluctant to even fly the flag at half mast for John McCain.
DonaldTrump  personal_net  politics  via:npr  npr 
august 2018 by mcherm
Judge halts mother-daughter deportation, threatens to hold Sessions in contempt - The Washington Post
Their lawyers were literally in the courtroom arguing their case when they got a text from their client that she and her daughter were being shuffled onto a plane by the US Government and flown out of the country!
law  immigration  DonaldTrump  evil 
august 2018 by mcherm
The FCC's Sneaky Plan To Make It Easier To Ignore ISP Complaints | Techdirt
The liberal tweeters (and some media) overstated what the FCC was changing, and the FCC objected saying they were changing nothing. But they were -- minor wording that had significant effects.
DonaldTrump  AjitPai  techdirt  via:Techdirt  journalism 
july 2018 by mcherm
The FCC wants to charge you $225 to review your complaints - The Verge
Now they won't even look at the complaints that are submitted for free.
DonaldTrump  FCC  politics 
july 2018 by mcherm
ICE Rigged Its Vetting Tool To Make Sure It Can Always Keep Immigrants Locked Up | Techdirt
The software that recommends "detain" or "release" was re-written so it ONLY says "detain".
law  ai  immigration  DonaldTrump  techdirt  via:Techdirt 
june 2018 by mcherm
Meet the guys who tape Trump's papers back together - POLITICO
Presidential records must be kept (by law), but Trump likes to rip papers to pieces when he's done with them. So white house staffers tape them back together.
DonaldTrump  via:boingboing 
june 2018 by mcherm
War of 1812 and D-Day: the Trump’s team’s twin history gaffes - Vox
Stupid foreign policy blunders that Trump has done recently that have real and serious implications for deep, old alliances. We're declaring that there's a serious national security threat from Canada and blaming it on them burning the white house 20 years ago (which they didn't do)!
DonaldTrump  vox  via:vox  history 
june 2018 by mcherm
E-Mails Show FCC Made Up DDOS Attack To Downplay The 'John Oliver Effect' | Techdirt
The FCC wasn't even confused -- they were just outright lying about the DDOS attack, and continued lying to this day to cover it up.
DonaldTrump  politics  netneutrality  techdirt  via:reddit 
june 2018 by mcherm
Trump tried to make the Philadelphia Eagles a culture war - Vox
Trump blasts the Eagles for kneeling during the national anthem. But they didn't. What REALLY happened is that he was peeved that after he rescheduled their white house visit not every team member could make it.
DonaldTrump  freespeech  vox  via:vox  politics 
june 2018 by mcherm
Trump Approves New Limits on Transgender Troops in the Military - The New York Times
Over the objections of most everybody, from the courts to the military, Trump acts to either kick out or abuse transgender people in the US military.
gayrights  transgender  DonaldTrump  evil  law  via:reddit 
march 2018 by mcherm
Andrew McCabe Fired As Deputy FBI Director Just Short Of Retirement : NPR
Fired just 2 days before he would have retired (in order to eliminate his pension). Reason is either "lack of candor when questioned" or "was willing to testify about Trump's behavior", depending on who you believe.
politics  DonaldTrump 
march 2018 by mcherm
Emails Show ICE Couldn't Find Enough Dangerous Immigrants To Fulfill The Adminstration's Fantasies | Techdirt
They tried to find three bad cases from each location but in most cases couldn't even find one criminal immigrant.
immigration  law  DonaldTrump  via:Techdirt 
february 2018 by mcherm
Meet the 24-year-old Trump campaign worker appointed to help lead the government’s drug policy office - The Washington Post
A very unqualified person put in charge of the opioid epidemic whose sole qualification appears to be that he worked on Trump's campaign.
DonaldTrump  politics  via:boingboing 
january 2018 by mcherm
A linguist comments on Donald Trump's speaking patterns
"Waterbug speech" where you skim the surface of a statement but don't enter it.
linguistics  DonaldTrump  via:reddit 
january 2018 by mcherm
55 Ways Donald Trump Structurally Changed America in 2017
I am most upset about removing discretion from prosecutor about what penalties to seek.
politics  via:boingboing  DonaldTrump 
december 2017 by mcherm
Papadopoulos Repeatedly Represented Trump Campaign, Record Shows - politics
Trump is deliberately making it clear that there is a formal and an informal process and that the *informal* process is the real one. Then he can use mixed messages very effectively. Also his inexperienced picks for leadership might be more easily influenced by foreign powers.
DonaldTrump  personal_net  via:reddit 
november 2017 by mcherm
List of women accusing Donald Trump of sexual assault
Because it is only a list of women this emits the most important accuser: Donald Trump himself.
DonaldTrump  evil  via:reddit 
october 2017 by mcherm
FCC chair “refused” to rebuke Trump over threat to take NBC off the air | Ars Technica
Donald Trump said we should revoke the license of NBC because of the things they say about him. His appointee to the FCC has not yet criticized him in public over the statement.
DonaldTrump  politics  freespeech  personal_net  via:reddit 
october 2017 by mcherm
This Is What It Looks Like When the President Asks People to Snitch on Their Neighbors
The "tip line" for reporting immigrants who commit crimes has been used to a great extent in order to report family members who folks are trying to get rid of.
immigration  law  DonaldTrump  ethics 
october 2017 by mcherm
Price’s private-jet travel breaks precedent - POLITICO
At least one Trump Administration official has been very wasteful of taxpayer dollars, traveling by private chartered jet instead of commercial airlines. The previous administration did not do that.
via:boingboing  DonaldTrump  politics 
september 2017 by mcherm
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