What has Trump lied about today, chart edition, Sept 29

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Part of an ongoing series by weird chart-maker Scott Bateman; link to today's edition. Read the rest

2600 Magazine offers $10K for Trump's tax return

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2600: The Hacker Quarterly -- a venerable and storied source of hacker mischief and wonder -- has publicly offered a bounty of $10,000 (payable in "dollars, bitcoin... or rubles") for the first look at Donald Trump's tax return. Read the rest

Black voter registration is inversely correlated with black death at police hands

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Correlation is not causation, and the data-set is awfully small (39 incidents), but computational epidemiologist Maimuna Majumder is working with what's available, because the federal government won't fund research into gun fatalities, and does not require states to gather data on police use of force. Read the rest

The Doonesbury Trump retrospective proves that Garry Trudeau had Drumpf's number all along

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On September 14, 1987, Garry B Trudeau ran the first Doonesbury strip that mentioned Donald Trump, in which his characters marvel that New York's "loudest and most visible asshole" had floated a political trial balloon, hinting that he would run for president; thus began 30 years of marveling at, mocking, and skewering Der Drumpf, so rattling the Short-Fingered Vulgarian that he felt the need to issue a series of wounded denunciations. Now, just in time for the election, Trudeau has released a collection of his Trump-themed strips, Yuge: 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump, just the thing to put the Republican nominee on tilt.

What has Trump lied about today, chart edition, Sept 28

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Part of an ongoing series by weird chart-maker Scott Bateman; link to today's edition. Read the rest

Sassy Trump Has Himself a Hissy Fit at the Debate

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As with each and every episode of his genius 'Sassy Trump' voicedub series, actor-director-comedienne Peter Serafinowicz is using 100% actual Donald Trump's own words here. He's just voicing them differently. More authentically, perhaps.

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What did Trump lie about at the debate, mondo-hugeo chart edition, Sept 27

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A very special edition of of an ongoing series by weird chart-maker Scott Bateman; link to today's edition. Read the rest

What did Trump lie about this weekend, chart edition, Sept 26

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Part of an ongoing series by weird chart-maker Scott Bateman; link to today's edition. Read the rest

Politicians aren't all the same, even if they all do terrible things

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In "A Letter to My Allies on the Left," Rebecca Solnit -- one of my literary and political heroes -- asks the left to give up the practice of reflexively dismissing the good that politicians do, because those politicians also do terrible things. Read the rest

Twitterbot catalogs every face in Donald Trump's crowds, looking for humanity

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Weird twitterbot herder Shardcore writes, "@everytrumpette draws from the large corpus of photographs of the attendees of Trump rallies. A face detection algorithm identifies a member of the crowd, and then zooms in. Who are these people? How can they not only accept, but openly embrace an ideology of hate? This bot examines them, one by one, to try and see the humanity." Read the rest

Who decided Corbyn was "unelectable"?

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Robbo sez, "Jonathan Pie, preeminent UK political satirist, takes on British media and their role in declaring newly re-elected Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn 'unelectable'. Pie destroys the outrageous un-democratic media bias that has hounded Corbyn throughout his time as Labour leader and does so with his usual outstanding, hilarious, enraged and profane style." Read the rest

Despite sabotage and dirty tricks, Jeremy Corbyn wins Labour leadership race in unprecedented landslide

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It's been just over a year since Jeremy Corbyn won the UK Labour Party leadership race with the biggest margin in history -- an avowed socialist who would reverse the party's years of special gifts to the UK's legendarily corrupt finance sector, fight mass surveillance, pull out of secretive trade deals -- a frugal man who walked his talk. Read the rest

What has Trump lied about today, chart edition, Sept 23

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Part of an ongoing series by weird chart-maker Scott Bateman; link to today's edition. Read the rest

What has Trump lied about today, chart edition, Sept 22

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Part of an ongoing series by weird chart-maker Scott Bateman; link to today's edition. Read the rest

What has Trump lied about today, chart edition, Sept 21

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Part of an ongoing series by weird chart-maker Scott Bateman; link to today's edition. Read the rest

Beatles Remix Tee: Elizabeth & Hillary & Ruth & Michelle!

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Kyle from Bumperactive writes, "The Texas Democratic Party has released an amazing new t-shirt celebrating four of the strong women at the forefront of the national party: Elizabeth & Hillary & Ruth & Michelle!" The iconic portrait series is, of course, a remix of photographer Richard Avedon's classic psychedelic portraits of The Beatles. Whether or not you find it mind-bending that one of America's two major parties embraces powerful female voices in leadership roles across all branches of government, this tee is a trip to the future! Read the rest

Canadians: you have until Oct 7 to weigh in on using voting machines in national elections

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"Canadians have until October 7, 2016 to provide their feedback to the Parliamentary Special Committee on Electoral Reform, which is studying the possibility of national online voting, along with having consultations about using electronic voting machines in national elections." Read the rest

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