‘Not even rational’: Conservative Oklahoma senator targeted by ‘RINO hunters’

The MAGA movement not only slams moderate conservatives like Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan as RINOs — even someone as arch-conservative as Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming is attacked as a RINO (Republican in Name Only) by devotees of former President Donald Trump. Another right-wing Republican who is now being told he isn’t right-wing enough by MAGA extremists is Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma.

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Poland Passes Law That Israel Claims Harms Holocaust Survivors

Poland said last week that its ambassador to Israel will remain in Poland after Israel pulled its ambassador from Poland. The moves are tangible signs that diplomatic tensions between the two countries are escalating following Poland’s passage of a law that limits the ability of Holocaust survivors to reclaim property seized by the government during WWII. Polish authorities argue the law will eliminate property ownership confusion and fraud in the restitution process.

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Poland Passes Law That Israel Claims Harms Holocaust Survivors

Poland said last week that its ambassador to Israel will remain in Poland after Israel pulled its ambassador from Poland. The moves are tangible signs that diplomatic tensions between the two countries are escalating following Poland’s passage of a law that limits the ability of Holocaust survivors to reclaim property seized by the government during WWII. Polish authorities argue the law will eliminate property ownership confusion and fraud in the restitution process.

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Poland Passes Law That Israel Claims Harms Holocaust Survivors

Poland said last week that its ambassador to Israel will remain in Poland after Israel pulled its ambassador from Poland. The moves are tangible signs that diplomatic tensions between the two countries are escalating following Poland’s passage of a law that limits the ability of Holocaust survivors to reclaim property seized by the government during WWII. Polish authorities argue the law will eliminate property ownership confusion and fraud in the restitution process.

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Senate Democrats Vote To Keep Anti-Science School Closures

Democrats in the Senate voted against an amendment that would keep schools open to students in the next school year for in-person learning.
Not only would the amendment, authored by Republican Sen.

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Pro-Trump platform GETTR’s ‘free speech’ delivers flood of ISIS propaganda and porn

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If there’s anything that right-wing chat platforms promising uncensored “free speech” like Gab and Parler have proven, it’s that such predicates ensure the platforms will quickly be inundated with the worst people in the world—bigots spewing death threats, hatemongers, disinformation artists, conspiracy theorists, vile misogynists, and terrorists of all stripes. The kind of clients that will doom such networks to permanent deplatforming.

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Altercation: Israel Fumes at Ice Cream Company

Earlier this week, a consortium of 17 newspapers, including The Washington Post in the United States (following on reporting in the Times and working from a list provided by Amnesty International and the organization Forbidden Stories), came out with a blockbuster report explaining that an Israeli spyware company called the NSO Group had provided software to a number of authoritarian governments that allowed them to “target journalists, dissidents and opposition politicians.

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Altercation: Israel Fumes at Ice Cream Company

Earlier this week, a consortium of 17 newspapers, including The Washington Post in the United States (following on reporting in the Times and working from a list provided by Amnesty International and the organization Forbidden Stories), came out with a blockbuster report explaining that an Israeli spyware company called the NSO Group had provided software to a number of authoritarian governments that allowed them to “target journalists, dissidents and opposition politicians.

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Americans Can’t Travel Because State Department Employees Won’t Work

Next week, my dual-citizen wife will take a previously unplanned five-hour flight from New York to a city out west, rent an expensive car (all car rentals are expensive nowadays), drive a couple of hours, spend the night at a hotel, then go to a first-thing-in-the-morning appointment at a State Department agency to receive her “expedited” U.S. passport renewal that she originally applied for more than three months ago.

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Americans Can’t Travel Because State Department Employees Won’t Work

Next week, my dual-citizen wife will take a previously unplanned five-hour flight from New York to a city out west, rent an expensive car (all car rentals are expensive nowadays), drive a couple of hours, spend the night at a hotel, then go to a first-thing-in-the-morning appointment at a State Department agency to receive her “expedited” U.S. passport renewal that she originally applied for more than three months ago.

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