How Twitter Bots Affected 2016 US Presidential Election

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Key to democracy is public engagement – when people discuss the issues of the day with each other openly, honestly and without outside influence. But what happens when large numbers of participants in that conversation are biased robots created by unseen groups with unknown agendas? As my research has found, that’s what has happened this election season. Since 2012, I...

Why Democrats Are Blaming Russia

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Democrats are very upset that Donald Trump is the President of the United States. After all, it was supposed to be Hillary Clinton's turn and every effort is being made to undermine his win. As part of their planned resistance to Trump, Democrats are crying foul over Russian interference in the Presidential race. The Russian narrative continues to be headline news...

Berning the Fields – Hillary’s Coronation is Shunning Millennials

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Before the polls opened in California and New Jersey, Hillary Clinton's media friends made a few phone calls to superdelegates and declared her presumptive nominee. This untimely move angered millions of Bernie Sanders supporters and provided further evidence that the election was rigged in Clinton's favor. Bernie Sanders Stood Up Against the Clinton Machine On May 26, 2015, Sen. Bernie Sanders...

Celebrities Promised Canada Move After Trump Wins Won’t Leave

With Donald Trump winning this election, many celebrities are fearful of a  Trump presidency and vowed to move to Canada when he wins. This proves just how inept celebrities are when it comes to politics. Instead of rational ideology, they are choosing to reject America completely and move to Canada if he is elected. They may not realize that Canada...

The Shell Game: Exposing Americans in the Panama Papers

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The Panama Papers is the largest ever leak of secure data. The German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung received a large amount of encrypted internal documents from Mossack Fonseca, a Panama-based company that sells offshore shell companies to wealthy clients.  The secure documents have been called the “Panama Papers” which contain copies of emails, PDFs, and photo files from the secretive law firm located...

How to Get a Government Job In New Trump Adminstration

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The Trump Administration Is Now Hiring Are you a skilled and educated worker who dreams of working a government job in finance, national security, or foreign service? President Elect Donald Trump and his transition team are looking for you. Experience and loyalty to the republican party may be your ticket to working in the soon to be drained swamp known as...

America’s Special Relationship with Israel

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While many factions within the media seem determined to provoke fear over President Donald Trump's foreign policy, there's actually a lot of good news to report; specifically, relations between America and Israel are set to be the most positive they've been in more than a decade. Shortly after his meeting with the new U.S. President, Benjamin Netanyahu has declared that...

Five key debate moments that altered the course of a presidential race

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Every presidential election year in my American Political Campaigns and Elections course, I get an opportunity to spend a full lecture discussing with students some of the famous moments from historic presidential debates. I explain to students that while the presidential candidate debates are supposed to be about presenting policy alternatives to undecided voters, almost no one pays any attention...

Can Trump Simplify the Tax Code?

The U.S. tax code is complicated. That is one point we can all agree on. President Trump and Republicans want it simplified with a flat tax, but that means losing some, if not all, entitlements, deductions and tax credits. For some, it’s worth it for the time and effort it would save tax payers and the government.   The Cost of...

The Socialist Paid Protesters Behind Anti-Trump Riots

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Anti Trump Protests Around the Nation Turn Violent Portland. New York. Los Angeles. Oakland. All of these cities are being hit by paid protests turning violent in the wake of the Trump election victory.  The message of "Not My President" and "Die Whites" are promoting  fear and divisiveness during a time when America needs to come together to support its...

Jeb Bush Has Early Wall Street Backing

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The first official ballots are still months away, so it’s still anybody’s guess who will come out on top of a very crowded GOP field of presidential hopefuls. However, it looks like one candidate—former Florida Governor Jeb Bush—already has the support of Wall Street. According to new reports on campaign finance, Goldman Sachs employees donated $144,900 to Bush during his first...

Is Your Privacy Protected Despite Internet Search-Ability?

Many people use search engines to find restaurants in unfamiliar cities when on vacation, to settle pointless debates between family members, and find particular users on social media using their in-platform engines. Unfortunately, Internet users of all kinds can perform several simple searches to find potentially career-damaging information about people of interest. Even though most people highly value their...

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