Politics

Mastodon Is Idiot-Proofed at the Top

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It's not the friendliest interface yet, but the chance to connect on your own terms is real.

From Popula
On November 28, 2022
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LISTEN: NYC’s New Weed Wild West

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A year and a half after legalizing recreational marijuana, the first retail licenses have finally been issued even as the black market is booming and smoke shop robberies are through the roof.

From FAQ NYC
On November 28, 2022
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Aesthetics and Politics in 2022 Campaigning

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This year's election continued much of the same aesthetic tropes as previous elections. As with past years, it was the DPP that focused on aesthetics that could outreach to young people, and maintained the modernist aesthetic that has characterized pan-Green campaign advertising since the Tsai administration took power. While the KMT has significantly modernized its aesthetic in recent years, it is still the DPP that proved the more experimental in election advertising

From The Brick House Cooperative
On November 25, 2022
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LISTEN: ‘Democrats Are a Huge Part of the Problem’

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Public Advocate Jumaane Williams rejoins the podcast to talk about his primary run against Kathy Hochul, the party’s poor performance in November from candidates running as “Republicans light” and much more.

From FAQ NYC
On November 28, 2022
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Murder, Corruption, and Plagiarism: An Election Cycle Characterized by Scandal

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Many races have boiled down to the personalities running for office, rather than their policies.

From No Man Is an Island
On November 23, 2022
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Who Are This Year’s Fringe Candidates in the Taipei Mayoral Race?

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The Taipei mayoral race saw twelve candidates this year. The three serious candidates are, of course, Chen Shih-chung of the DPP, Chiang Wan-an of the KMT, and Vivian Huang of the TPP. It remains unclear as to which of them may win, with a tight three-way race anticipated. At the same time, as the nation’s capital, Taipei often attracts a number of fringe mayoral candidates. This was no different this year, with the views of these candidates on display at the four-hour policy platform held by the Central Election Commission, in which all of the candidates were given thirty minutes to express their views

From No Man Is an Island
On November 18, 2022
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University of Virginia: Who Made the Gun?

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Forbes estimated that the trust through which Gaston Glock controls his company was worth $1.5 billion.

From Popula
On November 20, 2022
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Trump-Backed MAGA Hub Growing Rapidly, Tax Docs Reveal

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The Conservative Partnership Institute saw its funding balloon with more than $45 million in donations last year as it spread disinformation about widespread voter fraud.

From Sludge
On November 17, 2022
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REVEALED: Oil Industry Lobbying Group Funded ‘Dark Money’ Ad Campaign for Conservative Democrats

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The American Petroleum Institute's latest tax filing reveals payments to an opaque group that has spent millions on ads promoting Henry Cuellar, Kyrsten Sinema, and other conservative Democrats.

From Sludge
On November 16, 2022
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In Baltimore, Developers Erase Port Covington From the Map

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Leaders bring taxpayers in to share the burden.

From Popula
On November 15, 2022
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What Was Blake Masters Aiming At?

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Made in Germany.

From Popula
On November 14, 2022
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Twitter Is a Transnational Company

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Musk has tried to ingratiate himself with authoritarians the world over.

From Popula
On November 10, 2022
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Through a Loophole by Brute Force: The Case That Ended Trial By Combat

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“Not guilty, and I am ready to defend the same with my body.”

From Popula
On November 9, 2022
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