Matthew Sheffield

Kevin McCarthy Wants to Replace Paul Ryan: Will the Far Right Stop Him Once Again?

Paul Ryan was uninterested in becoming speaker of the House of Representatives when his fellow Republicans drafted him for the position in 2015. He was wise to be wary, considering how John Boehner, the man who preceded him in the role, was hounded from office by the far-right zealots of the House Freedom Caucus.

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Comey’s PR Tour Has Almost No News Value - But It’s Driving Trump Nuts

After failing to mount any real defense against Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury,” Donald Trump and his allies are trying to push back hard against the release of James Comey’s memoir “A Higher Loyalty.” They really ought not to bother, since the fired FBI director’s book offers very little that has not been heard before.

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Comey’s PR Tour Has Almost No News Value - But It’s Driving Trump Nuts

After failing to mount any real defense against Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury,” Donald Trump and his allies are trying to push back hard against the release of James Comey’s memoir “A Higher Loyalty.” They really ought not to bother, since the fired FBI director’s book offers very little that has not been heard before.

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Inside the Right-Wing's Ridiculous Facebook Obsession: Snowflakes Claim There's a Bias Against Conservatives

The most surreal aspect of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony during two congressional hearings this was easily a Wednesday episode featuring Rep. Larry Bucshon, R-Ind., who made detailed inquiries about whether the internet giant was secretly recording his private conversations in order to serve him advertising. Aside from the fact that such activity is blatantly illegal, if Facebook were actually surreptitiously recording its users, paranoid programmers would have discovered that long ago.

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Is the Radical Right Finally Turning on Trump?

President Donald Trump's most ardent far-right fans are in a rage against him, alleging the he's betrayed them in two major ways: first by appointing former Iraq war booster John Bolton to head the National Security Council and second by signing a federal budget deal that increases spending while also not providing any funding for his long-promised border wall with Mexico.

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Donald Trump's Infrastructure Plan Is a Massive Fraud from Top to Bottom

One of the biggest reasons why Donald Trump was able to flip so many normally Democratic voters his way in 2016 was that he did not campaign as a normal budget-cutting Republican.

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Now Far-Right Pundits Are Calling for the Death of Trump's Opponents

While he is notoriously stubborn and self-assured, President Donald Trump is also famous for being susceptible to the power of suggestion.

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Facebook's Newsfeed 'Fix' Is a Disaster in the Making

In a post shortly after New Year’s Day, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg vowed that 2018 would be be the year when he will “fix“ his social network. Last week, he announced that as part of that focus, Facebook will be attempting to clean up its News Feed Feature, the portion of Facebook that features a mix of updates from users' friends along with content posted by businesses, nonprofits and political organizations.

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The Utter Absurdity of the Right Accusing Google of Liberal Bias

As tech companies have continued their efforts to combat the epidemic of fake news and misinformation, several conservative media outlets are denouncing Google for alleged bias.

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If You Think Fox News Is in the Tank for Trump, Wait Until You See OAN

The emergence of Donald Trump as the Republican standard-bearer dramatically reshaped online conservative media in 2016 and continues to do so today. When Fox News Channel began to falter in the ratings after a series of sex scandals, leadership firings and lineup changes, it started to look as though a similar thing might happen within the realm of conservative TV.

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