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Social Media Are Ruining Political Discourse

Social Media Are Ruining Political DiscourseYouTube is designed to catch you and not let go. Sometimes I access the site just to watch one thing, but then one of the related videos catches my eye. I watch that one, then another and another, and soon a five-minute visit has stretched far longer. If it’s half an hour of movie trailers, then I’m just indulging in a guilty pleasure. But what if I followed a link to “Q—The Plan to Save the World” and wound up staying for one outlandish conspiracy video after another? YouTube’s associative linking is designed to keep me clicking and watching. It has turned into a mechanism for political indoctrination, suggesting through sheer repetition that an international cabal is threatening to take over the world.These false conspiracy theories can delude the public. But social media’s negative impact on the political process isn’t just a matter of their…


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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Why Tensions With Iran Don’t Mean Ira...

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Why Tensions With Iran Don’t Mean Ira…We’re trying something new: a once-a-week national-security-focused edition of The Atlantic’s signature politics newsletter. We’ll tell you what to keep an eye on this week, what our reporters are covering, and why the latest foreign-policy developments are significant. Comments or questions? Send us an email anytime. Were you forwarded this email? Sign yourself up here. The Top StoryA soldier carries his gear across the flight deck of the USS Lewis B. Puller in the Arabian Gulf. (Desiree Kling / U.S. Marine Corps / Handout via Reuters) Why Tensions With Iran Don’t Mean Iraq 2.0Iran’s threat to U.S. troops is “serious and imminent,” according to Senator Marco Rubio of Florida. “There are legitimate threats … to American lives,” John Thune, a South Dakota Republican, said. Congressman Mac Thornberry of Texas said it’s not “business as usual.”But what, exactly, are…


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A Crack Appears in the Republican Wall Protecting Trump

A Crack Appears in the Republican Wall Protecting TrumpWASHINGTON—A Republican congressman from Michigan on Saturday became the first member of President Donald Trump’s party on Capitol Hill to accuse him of engaging in “impeachable conduct” stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s lengthy investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. But Rep. Justin Amash stopped short of calling on Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump, which many Democrats have been agitating for. Often a lone GOP voice in Congress, Amash sent a series of tweets Saturday faulting both Trump and Attorney General William Barr over Mueller’s report. Mueller wrapped the investigation and submitted his report to Barr in late March. Barr then released a summary of Mueller’s “principal conclusions” and released a redacted version of the report in April. Mueller found no criminal conspiracy between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia, but left open the question of whether Trump…


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White House Directs Former Counsel Don McGahn Not To Testify Before Congress

White House Directs Former Counsel Don McGahn Not To Testify Before CongressThe Trump administration released a legal opinion saying former White House counsel Don McGahn can’t be compelled to testify before Congress about the obstruction of justice allegations in the Mueller report. ….. Read More.NPR – Politics | Politics & GovernmentMon, May 20, 201917 hours ago


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How Trump’s Stonewalling Puts Our Democracy at Risk

How Trump’s Stonewalling Puts Our Democracy at RiskCongress needs the full Mueller report to do its job of protecting our elections from foreign adversaries. ….. Read More.THE NEW YORK TIMES – U.S. News | U.S. National NewsMon, May 20, 20191 day ago


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Justin Amash’s Principled Stand Against Trump Will Not Make Him Popular in the GOP

Justin Amash’s Principled Stand Against Trump Will Not Make Him Popular in the GOPLibertarian-leaning Rep. Justin Amash (R–Mich.) has become the first Republican legislator to signal support for impeaching President Trump on obstruction of justice charges. On Saturday, he penned a series of tweets outlining his case. Amash, an attorney, notes that he read the entire Mueller report, and conferred with his staff extensively. His conclusions are similar to those reached by Andrew Napolitano, a Fox News legal analyst and former New Jersey Superior Court judge. Amash and Napolitano are two of the most high profile Republicans to break with Trump. They are also both libertarians and have faced a heavy barrage of criticism for daring to disagree with the president—most notably, from the president himself. Trump accused Napolitano of previously angling for a Supreme Court seat, and now he has accused Amash of being a “total lightweight” and a…


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