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Opinion

Opinion – The Battleground of the Internet: Lies Tangling with Truth

In this, the Information Age, truth was supposed to be the great product of the times. Spread at the speed of light, and majestically transparent, the world of irrefutable truth was supposed to be available at the click of a key. The internet was to be like “Guinness World Records,” conceived by Sir Hugh Beaver,

Politics

Mike Pence and the Rise of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Post-Trump GOP

Former Vice President Mike Pence fired the starting pistol on the 2024 presidential race with a speech to the Republican faithful in downtown Manchester, N.H. His message was carefully crafted around the theme of unity which, in a typical political moment, would be unremarkable. But for a Republican Party still struggling to find its way

Politics

Trump’s grievances cloud Republican agenda heading into 2022

Republicans are fighting to seize control of Congress. Just don’t ask what they’d do if they win. Look no further for evidence of the GOP’s muddled governing agenda than battleground North Carolina, where party leaders packed into a convention hall Saturday night to cheer former President Donald Trump. Even with a high-stakes U.S. Senate election

Social Media

Facebook suspends Trump for 2 years, then will reassess

Facebook announced Friday that former President Donald Trump’s accounts will be suspended for two years, freezing his presence on the social network until early 2023, following a finding that Trump stoked violence ahead of the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. At the end of the suspension, the company will assess whether Trump’s “risk

Legal Beat

Defense for some Capitol rioters: election misinformation

Falsehoods about the election helped bring insurrectionists to the Capitol on Jan. 6, and now some who are facing criminal charges for their actions during the riot hope their gullibility might save them or at least engender some sympathy. Lawyers for at least three defendants charged in connection with the violent siege tell The Associated

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