The Future of Free Speech, Trolls, Anonymity and Fake News Online

The internet supports a global ecosystem of social interaction. Modern life revolves around the network, with its status updates, news feeds, comment chains, political advocacy, omnipresent reviews, rankings and ratings.
Source: The Future of Free Speech, Trolls, Anonymity and Fake News Online

Trump political groups split over Mercer money

Washington (CNN)The political network supporting Donald Trump has further splintered after the President's major influential donors on Wednesday formally defected to start their own group to air ads backing the White House.
Source: Trump political groups split over Mercer money

Senior White House aide Katie Walsh moving to pro-Trump political group

The move marks the first major West Wing shake-up less than three months into Trump's presidency.
Source: Senior White House aide Katie Walsh moving to pro-Trump political group

Embattled DNC Asks All Staffers For Resignation Letters

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez has launched a major overhaul of the party's organization, which has been stung by recent crises — and the DNC has requested resignation letters from all current staffers.
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A 2016 Review: Turnout Wasn’t the Driver of Clinton’s Defeat

In the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, many analysts suggested that Hillary Clinton lost to Donald J. Trump because of poor Democratic turnout. Months later, it is clear that the turnout was only modestly better for Mr. Trump than expected.
Source: A 2016 Review: Turnout Wasn’t the Driver of Clinton’s Defeat

Looking In: Governor should sign ‘dark-money’ bill

The New Mexico Legislature took a significant step toward ensuring transparency and diminishing unchecked “dark money” in state elections this legislative session by approving Senate Bill 96. Now it is the governor’s turn to give New Mexico voters a break.
Source: Looking In: Governor should sign ‘dark-money’ bill

Money doesn't buy elections and elections aren't rigged. Period.

Searching for “rigged election” in Google News turns up “about 288,000 results.” Add “Trump” to the search and you get “about 342,000” hits. Enough already. The rhetoric is everywhere, and it’s misleading and dangerous.
Source: Money doesn't buy elections and elections aren't rigged. Period.