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The answer may lay (at least partially) in the Orthodox Jewish community. While NYC has a large Orthodox Jewish community (one of the biggest in the world), Orthodox Jewish presence in Newark, Orange, Jersey City, Union City, etc. is very small. According to a poll conducted by Ami Magazine, Donald Trump's approval rate in the Orthodox Jewish community has ...


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Because, as you say, this has never happened before, it's impossible to be certain. That disclaimer aside, we can expect one or more of the following: While a candidate who is facing criminal charges, or even has been convicted of them, or - for that matter - is even actually serving prison time for such a conviction, is not barred from running for, ...


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I feel all these answers presume a direct intentional plot from republican leadership, usually depicted them in the most negative light possible. I disagree with this, I believe the sentiments that lead to calling out Facebook grew from the ground up, rather then being dictated by republican leadership. I believe the disagreement with Facebook is due to the ...


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Although I agree that there's nothing noble (or internally consistent) about Republican motivations for breaking up or otherwise regulating social media, let's apply the principle of charity for a moment and recognize that it's pretty normal for a functional political movement to have to make practical compromises between two values which come into tension (...


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Republicans have adopted a strategy called "working the refs" when it comes to social media: But while it was a quintessentially 2020 exchange, the gripe voiced by Representative Greg Steube was also a classic example of a politician “working the refs” — that is, complaining vocally about a referee’s decision in the hopes of getting a better call ...


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The Republicans are reacting logically to their de facto leader being banned from Facebook and Twitter. If a top Democratic leader managed to get themselves banned from Facebook and Twitter, then you can bet there'd be a ton of pressure to put FB back in its place. Start with the idea that FB is often seen, on all sides of the political spectrum, with less ...


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Republicans cannot just "use other platforms" because of the network effect. Everyone is already on Facebook, Twitter, et. al. So say die-hard Republicans all go to Parler. Now they're in a bubble. Who are they convincing in the long-term debate that is public discourse? Everyone on Parler already agrees with them. The whole point behind the ...


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Allow me to preface this by noting that breaking up or regulating large social media companies might in fact be a good idea. It's patently unwise to leave major social and political issues to be resolved by a handful of individuals who own or work for private organizations. I'm not suggesting that Republicans are taking such a high-minded philosophical view, ...


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The Republican Party Historically the Republican party has been a big tent which deliberately sets out to include a wide range of opinions on the political right. As a result there are, roughly speaking, two main wings in the Republican Party: Libertarians, who oppose big government , support tax cuts and gay rights, want to see an end to the drug war, cut ...


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Republicans don't have a good relationship with mainstream media to put it mildly. Nevertheless, they were able in recent years to adjust to circumvent them and shift to new media. The argument by people who claim that they are not censored there, circulates around the fact that they were doing fine there anyway. So lacking mainstream media and having a ...


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"Not meddling in private business" doesn't apply to monopolies which are to be broken up under Sherman's antitrust act. Whether Facebook is a monopoly or not is open to debate (e.g. it holds about 70% of "social media" market according to statcounter). Attacking Facebook under the act designed to protect consumers when Facebook decided to ...


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(Caveat: The Republican Party is nowhere near the monolith it works so hard to appear as.) As the Republican party has fallen more and more in-line with Trumpism (which, really, predates Trump and goes back at least as far as Nixon, but definitely surged in visibility with the ascendancy of Trump) vengeance has become more and more of a political value to ...


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Taking a look at the Google NGram Viewer, which tells you about how often a phrase has appeared in publication over time, we can see it shot to popularity after WWII. The phrase appears before then, but only to describe a "whopper" that someone has told. It was Hitler who used it to name a propaganda technique (my emphasis): All this was inspired ...


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The FBI is a police agency. It investigates criminal activity. The intent of an investigative board such as this one is to look more widely at the causes of, and response to the events on Jan 6th. For example, it could investigate if Trump gave succour to the protestors, even if it was not criminal provocation. It could ask if the Police were prepared; if ...


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Yes - Planned Parenthood released a short advert in the weeks after the September 29th debate entitled Elections have Consequences: Donald Trump has taken us backwards. It begins with the clip of Trump taken from the debate, and goes on to present headlines from Trump's presidency - 'Surge in family separation at border - CNN', 'Trump Administration asks ...


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