This has to be the most awesome Indieweb pull request I’ve seen this year.

This has to be the most awesome Indieweb pull request I've seen this year.

Heres why I did it: Trump

WithKnown is a fantastic, free, and opensource content management service that supports some of the most bleeding edge technology on the internet. I’ve been playing with it for over two years and love it!

And today, there’s another reason to love it even more…

This is also a great reminder that developers can have a lasting and useful impact on the world around them–even in the political arena.

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Google Recalls Staff to U.S. After Trump Immigration Order | Bloomberg

Google Recalls Staff to U.S. After Trump Immigration Order by Mark Bergen (Bloomberg.com)
Alphabet Inc.’s Google delivered a sharp message to staff traveling overseas who may be impacted by a new executive order on immigration from President Donald Trump: Get back to the U.S. now.

Alphabet Inc.’s Google delivered a sharp message to staff traveling overseas who may be impacted by a new executive order on immigration from President Donald Trump: Get back to the U.S. now.

Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai slammed Trump’s move in a note to employees Friday, telling them that more than 100 company staff are affected by the order. Continue reading “Google Recalls Staff to U.S. After Trump Immigration Order | Bloomberg”

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How One 19-Year-Old Illinois Man Is Distorting National Polling Averages | The New York Times

How One 19-Year-Old Illinois Man Is Distorting National Polling Averages by Nate Cohn (nytimes.com)(4 days 22 hours 1 minute 56 seconds)
The U.S.C./Los Angeles Times poll has consistently been an outlier, showing Donald Trump in the lead or near the lead.

Alone, he has been enough to put Mr. Trump in double digits of support among black voters. He can improve Mr. Trump’s margin by 1 point in the survey, even though he is one of around 3,000 panelists.

He is also the reason Mrs. Clinton took the lead in the U.S.C./LAT poll for the first time in a month on Wednesday. The poll includes only the last seven days of respondents, and he hasn’t taken the poll since Oct. 4. Mrs. Clinton surged once he was out of the sample for the first time in several weeks.

Continue reading “How One 19-Year-Old Illinois Man Is Distorting National Polling Averages | The New York Times”

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In Discarded Women’s March Signs, Professors Saw a Chance to Save History | The Chronicle of Higher Education

In Discarded Women’s March Signs, Professors Saw a Chance to Save History by Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
Posters from the rally in Boston will be cataloged and archived.
Dwayne Desaulniers, AP Images

Signs line the fence surrounding Boston Common after the Boston Women’s March for America on Saturday. Some of those signs could end up in an archive at Northeastern U.

The signs were pink, blue, black, white. Some were hoisted with wooden sticks, and others were held in protesters’ hands. A few sparkled with glitter, and some had original designs, created on computers with the help of a few internet memes.

Still, at the Boston Women’s March for America on Saturday, hundreds of the signs criticizing President Trump’s campaign promises and administrative agenda ended up wrapped around the fence near Boston Common, laid down like a carpet covering the sidewalk. Continue reading “In Discarded Women’s March Signs, Professors Saw a Chance to Save History | The Chronicle of Higher Education”

Here's What Trump's Latest Executive Orders Do

Here's What Trump's Latest Executive Orders Do by Matt Ford (The Atlantic)
With a penstroke, President Trump withdrew the U.S. from Trans-Pacific Partnership, imposed a federal hiring freeze, and reinstated the ‘Mexico City policy’ on defunding international abortion-related services.

I have a sinking feeling that he spent more time actually signing these than he did reading them.

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Jokes About This Story Present A Golden Opportunity

Jokes About This Story Present A Golden Opportunity by Stephen Colbert from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert | YouTube
At the risk of being a wet blanket, Stephen refuses to engage in any kind of yellow journalism, despite the torrent of PEOTUS stories flooding the country. S...

Kellyanne Conway finally admits the audit was just an excuse | Vox

Kellyanne Conway finally admits the audit was just an excuse by Matthew Yglesias (vox.com)
Unless Congress makes him, we’re never going to see those tax returns

Speaking on ABC News’ Sunday morning show This Week, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway finally admitted what had been plainly obvious to anyone paying attention — Donald Trump is never going to voluntarily release his tax returns, so the American people will never know who he is in debt to, whose payroll he is on, or how he is personally benefitting from the policy decisions he makes as President of the United States.

Her rationale for this unprecedented breach of norms is that “we litigated this all through the election” and “people didn’t care.”

Continue reading “Kellyanne Conway finally admits the audit was just an excuse | Vox”

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The 45th President | 60 Minutes (CBS News)

The 45th President | 60 Minutes from cbsnews.com
President-elect Donald Trump speaks to a divided country on 60 Minutes; and, Bill Whitaker reads mail received about a story Dr. Jon LaPook reported on legalizing recreational pot. First aired 11/13/16

Interesting to see the drastic change in rhetoric with respect to that of the campiagn, though it hasn’t seemed to have held with respect to the media he’s either putting out (or not putting out).

Trump’s Electoral College Victory Ranks 46th in 58 Elections | The New York Times

Trump’s Electoral College Victory Ranks 46th in 58 Elections by Jugal K. Patel and Wilson Andrews (nytimes.com)
Putting the president-elect’s win in context.

Continue reading “Trump’s Electoral College Victory Ranks 46th in 58 Elections | The New York Times”

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Trump private security force ‘playing with fire’ | POLITICO

Trump private security force ‘playing with fire’ by Kenneth P. Vogel (POLITICO)
The president-elect continues to employ a battalion of retired cops and FBI agents to protect him and clamp down on protesters.

Continue reading “Trump private security force ‘playing with fire’ | POLITICO”

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