John Thune, a Republican senator from South Dakota, who is also chairman of the powerful Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee has asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, to respond to allegations that the social network suppressed conservative news.
The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee oversees media and internet issues, and in a letter on Tuesday, Thune asked Zuckerberg to personally respond to allegations that "'news curators' responsible for managing Facebook's 'Trending Topics' section frequently targeted stories on conservative political topics for exclusion."
"If Facebook presents its Trending Topics section as a result of a neutral, objective algorithm, but it is in fact subjective and filtered to support or suppress particular political viewpoints, Facebook's assertion that it maintains 'a platform for people and perspectives from across the political spectrum' misleads the public," wrote Thune. more >>
I am a nationally syndicated opinion columnist who's been staring at a blank screen for days now because I have no opinion for once in my life. I am at a loss for words after the lethal blow American conservatism received in Indiana so let me share why.
Mike Huckabee just told millions of good Republicans not backing Trump they should leave the party.
"You're either on the team, or you're not on the team," he said. more >>
As feisty and firm as he appears to be, it looks like Donald Trump does believe in giving an exception to a certain rule that's dragging controversy in all facets of politics. After the recently unrivaled Republican presidential candidate announced his desire to impose a temporary ban on Muslims entering the U.S., he followed it up by suggesting that London's new mayor, who happens to be a Muslim himself, should be exempted to that policy.
But Mayor Sadiq Khan does not in any way take it as a compliment. Speaking to the media in London on Saturday, the newly-elected mayor of the British capital instead said that Trump is nothing but an "ignorant" interpretation on religion of Islam. The New York Times first reported of Trump's controversial statement, adding that the billionaire and real estate mogul is actually elated to learn that Khan, who is of Pakistani origin, won the London election.
Reuters said that Trump thought of the idea of banning Muslims entering the United States right after a series of attacks in California and Paris left many people dead. He seems to be envisioning a safer America by way of preventing possible radicalized Muslims entering and integrating into society. However, his proposal was met with extreme criticism and opposition, most notably from human rights organizations, Muslim advocates, his Democratic rivals, and even his fellow Republicans, saying that his proposal was not only contentious but is also very opposite to the values of the American people. more >>
Social conservatives are voicing their support for Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore following his suspension for refusing to allow probate judges to issue licenses to same-sex couples.
Last Friday, Judge Moore was suspended with pay while charges were brought against him by the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission.
In light of the egregious comments of Attorney General Loretta Lynch in which she compared laws preventing men from using women's locker rooms, shower stalls, and bathrooms to Jim Crow laws, it is necessary to confront the ridiculous notion that transgender is the new black.
(Can you believe we even have to address this?)
A number of prominent conservatives, who vow that they will not vote for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, are on the search for a viable third-party candidate to give voters a true conservative option this November.
With both Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich dropping their bids for the Republican nomination this week, quite a few staunch conservatives are refusing to unite behind Trump and are calling on a viable individual to run as a third-party or independent candidate.