Russia Is Not The Only Campaign Disinformation Purveyor

Campaign disinformation troll houses have become synonymous with Russia. There is no doubt that Russia is interfering in the 2020 elections. But there are other players playing in the social media arena who are also trying to manipulate elections in other countries. Some of them are American. Social media platforms have become voter outreach centers… Read More Russia Is Not The Only Campaign Disinformation Purveyor

How Facebook and Twitter Can End Political Interference Easily

The Russians interfered in the 2016 elections. They are also interfering in the 2020 elections. Their preferred platforms are Facebook and Twitter. For their part, Facebook and Twitter are addressing foreign interference in the political process through ever more complex and evolving schemes that have not stopped the political interference via their platforms. What Facebook… Read More How Facebook and Twitter Can End Political Interference Easily

Trump Capitulates to Russia Publicly

Donald Trump publicly capitulated to Russia yesterday on live television. Yesterday, Trump declared that the cease fire in the Turkish incursion of Syria is now “permanent”. Trump also announced that the United States has lifted sanctions against Turkey. As they say, fiction is stranger than reality. This latest debacle poignantly illustrates this. Let’s see why.… Read More Trump Capitulates to Russia Publicly

Mueller, Barr and the Politics of Coverups

Yesterday William Barr testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the Mueller Report. This was shortly after a March 27 letter from Mueller to Barr was released publicly. The letter articulated that the Special Counsel does not believe that Barr’s March 24 letter to Congress summarizing the Mueller investigation “did not fully capture the context,… Read More Mueller, Barr and the Politics of Coverups

Quick Takes – Mueller Report, Veronica Escobar, Asylum Seekers and Border Mic Podcast

Time seems to have compressed for me recently with too many projects going on at the same time. The politics of the nation are not standing by as national debates on Russian interference and Donald Trump obstruction continues to dominate the national debate. As if that isn’t enough, the issue of asylum seekers and immigration… Read More Quick Takes – Mueller Report, Veronica Escobar, Asylum Seekers and Border Mic Podcast

Facebook Political and National Importance Verification

Because of the Russian interference in the 2016 elections, Facebook and Twitter are now requiring individuals buying advertising for social media posts that Facebook or Twitter deem as political to certify. It’s not like I’ve being buying thousands of dollars in advertising. It’s not as if my blog’s audience could have any effect on the… Read More Facebook Political and National Importance Verification

Stop Pretending that Russia Did Not Interfere in the Trump Election

It is time that Donald Trump and his die-hard supporters stop pretending that Russia did not interfere in the 2016 election that elected Trump into office. It is not a hoax. It is something that every American should be concerned about because the government should govern as a representative of the people and not of… Read More Stop Pretending that Russia Did Not Interfere in the Trump Election

How Kompromat Works

To understand the Russian affair with Donald Trump it is important to understand how kompromat works. Kompromat is two Russian words, compromising materials, put together. It is the art of blackmail, using information to force someone to comply to a demand. Kompromat is not uniquely Russian when it comes to politics. In U.S. politics, opposition… Read More How Kompromat Works