5 Months Since Khashoggi Was Murdered

Today marks five months since Jamal #Khashoggi was brutally killed by Saudi Arabia’s regime, simply because he dared to express himself in the @washingtonpost.

His body is still missing.

Take some time to read and share his work: https://t.co/8bo0zuM5oh

— Karen Attiah (@KarenAttiah) March 2, 2019


Jared Kushner met with MBS this week. https://t.co/lVKX4BWFvR

— SMBinNC (@SMBinNC) March 3, 2019


Meanwhile https://t.co/N3Evt0pemP

— Erik Halvorsen (@erikhalvorsen18) March 2, 2019


Since then we've learned this.https://t.co/QBwxSeW8Cp

— 'Stache (@Stache58858443) March 2, 2019


Saudi Crown Prince did this. He has also been detaining and torturing an American doctor since 2017……..https://t.co/gc8KwdGlt5

— Mark Wessler (@ohdogone) March 2, 2019


Heading for a Hard Brexit Means Heading for a United Ireland

Absolutely brilliant piece on #Brexit and #NorthernIreland by @PatricKielty who predicts that if we’re heading for a hard #Brexit we’re heading for a united Ireland https://t.co/HUQapXOZiP

— Dearbhail McDonald (@DearbhailDibs) February 26, 2019


Fintan O'Toole: Ireland has successfully shifted Brexit odds in its favour https://t.co/bd8eIUx4M8 via @IrishTimesOpEd

— Fintan O'Toole (@fotoole) February 26, 2019


Intentionally Compromising Users’ Privacy

If there was any doubt remaining that Facebook is intentionally compromising its users' privacy, it can now be put to rest, with a new report from a British parliamentary committee: https://t.co/cLFRnOXgho pic.twitter.com/qoA8qpp0xb

— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) February 23, 2019

If there remained any doubt that Facebook’s business practices intentionally compromise users’ privacy and recklessly undermine democratic norms, it was put to rest on Monday, when the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the British House of Commons issued a hundred-and-eight-page report, incongruously titled “Disinformation and ‘fake news.’ ” In a drama that played out over a few days in November, the committee’s chair, Damian Collins, a Tory M.P., had outwitted Facebook’s legal team when he summoned an American app developer named Ted Kramer to Parliament. []

Tucker Carlson Call One of His Guests A “Tiny Brain…moron”

1/ Here’s the interview that @TuckerCarlson and Fox News didn’t want you to see. I chose to release it, because I think we should keep talking about the corrupting influence of money in politics. It also shows how angry elites can get if you do that. https://t.co/hs1474MJNM

— Rutger Bregman (@rcbregman) February 20, 2019

2/ I stand behind what I said, but there’s one thing I should have done better. When Carlson asked me how he’s being influenced by Big Business and tax-avoiding billionaires, I should have quoted Noam Chomsky.

— Rutger Bregman (@rcbregman) February 20, 2019

3/ Years ago, when he was asked a similar question, Chomsky replied: ‘I’m sure you believe everything you’re saying. But what I’m saying is that if you believe something different, you wouldn’t be sitting where you’re sitting.’

— Rutger Bregman (@rcbregman) February 20, 2019


"Have you guys ever seen the show???"

Tucker always does that at the beginning. He sits there and agrees with them on a few points, and just eggs them on until they say something ridiculous. Bregman wasn't going to wait for the trap.

Smart guy.

— James E Jones (@jamesedjones) February 21, 2019

Bloomberg: Trump’s First Two Years

President Donald Trump has officially been in office for more than 2 years.

How’s he doing? We consulted 13 different metrics to find out https://t.co/dY9WZKsmNI pic.twitter.com/JAhh64ic3Q

— Bloomberg Opinion (@bopinion) February 5, 2019

In the eyes of the public, President Trump’s second year was bad – but not worse than 2017, which was a public opinion disaster. The shutdown didn't help his already-low ratings:

👍🏽Approval: 40%
👎🏽 Disapproval: 55% https://t.co/dY9WZKsmNI pic.twitter.com/U19xcUg0x9

— Bloomberg Opinion (@bopinion) February 5, 2019

While approval ratings capture the wisdom of crowds, the Dow provides a measure of how the economy is doing under President Trump.

2018 for the Dow? Not great. It saw a 5.6% decline – the worst since 2008 https://t.co/dY9WZKsmNI pic.twitter.com/kthWfVyIHU

— Bloomberg Opinion (@bopinion) February 5, 2019

If growth falters, Trump could be the first president to preside over perennial deficits exceeding $1 trillion https://t.co/dY9WZKsmNI pic.twitter.com/zvUIxgc1NE

— Bloomberg Opinion (@bopinion) February 5, 2019

Trump promised to lighten the regulatory burden and, as president, he seems to be delivering.

In 2018, the number of restrictions actually fell for the first time since 1996, dropping by 1% https://t.co/dY9WZKsmNI pic.twitter.com/h4jtO6FF6s

— Bloomberg Opinion (@bopinion) February 5, 2019

The Trump administration imposed trade restrictions in 2018 and two things happened:

1⃣ Manufacturing employment rose
2⃣ The trade deficit rose, too

If trade restrictions don’t lead to lower trade deficits, isn’t the case for imposing them much weaker? https://t.co/dY9WZKsmNI pic.twitter.com/bnRX2KATGL

— Bloomberg Opinion (@bopinion) February 5, 2019

President Trump said he expected $4 trillion of overseas cash to be brought back to the U.S. By multinationals in 2018.

In the first three quarters of 2018, $557.1 billion was repatriated https://t.co/dY9WZKsmNI pic.twitter.com/dkuF86fGiH

— Bloomberg Opinion (@bopinion) February 5, 2019

At the end of last year, 12.8 million people in the U.S. were working in manufacturing.

That’s ⬆️ 473,000 from when Trump was inaugurated https://t.co/dY9WZKsmNI pic.twitter.com/btmVmEPMPC

— Bloomberg Opinion (@bopinion) February 5, 2019

President Trump promised an economic turnaround for the four Rust Belt states that flipped red in 2016: Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

It hasn’t materialized yet: There are still no signs of a pickup in the labor force https://t.co/dY9WZKsmNI pic.twitter.com/rTnIhiekTX

— Bloomberg Opinion (@bopinion) February 5, 2019

Private surveys show modest gains in real median household income in the first half of 2018.

Since then, President Trump has ramped up the trade war and forced a government shutdown. Those gains might be at risk due to delayed paychecks and shaky markets https://t.co/dY9WZKsmNI pic.twitter.com/9LCEKlLPKD

— Bloomberg Opinion (@bopinion) February 5, 2019

Despite President Trump’s dire warnings, the era of mass illegal immigration across the southern border appears to be over.

Border apprehensions rose a little in 2018, but they’re still far below the numbers that prevailed in the early 2000s https://t.co/dY9WZKsmNI pic.twitter.com/5V7ZOYLbVv

— Bloomberg Opinion (@bopinion) February 5, 2019

2018 saw 1,437 children killed in Syria’s civil war.

That number is a tragedy, but represents a kind of morbid progress. Russia, Iran and Syria consolidated their gains in 2018 – winning the war https://t.co/dY9WZKsmNI pic.twitter.com/bsLDj2Qn2m

— Bloomberg Opinion (@bopinion) February 5, 2019


That's the chance that President Trump resigns or is impeached before the end of his first term, according to British oddsmaker Ladbrokes. It's down from 50% in his first year, even as the indictments and guilty pleas pile up https://t.co/dY9WZKsmNI pic.twitter.com/joSK8gUath

— Bloomberg Opinion (@bopinion) February 5, 2019

Last summer Americans resumed threatening to move to Canada.

A recent poll confirms this trend: A record 16% of Americans would like to permanently leave the country https://t.co/dY9WZKsmNI pic.twitter.com/nKs9WBUb9g

— Bloomberg Opinion (@bopinion) February 5, 2019

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