Trump + Erdogan Bromance?

Why the Justin Trudeau Lovefest Should End ; Alex Jones, the Actor? ...and More Picks

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In the News: Chief White House Strategist Steve Bannon’s power has steadily declined and this erosion escalated with his removal from the National Security Council. The White House stated that the decision to remove Bannon was not a demotion and indicated his initial appointment had naturally concluded. Many believe this is the beginning of a significant change in power among the four top White House advisors. Photo credit: Gage Skidmore / Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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GOP Finally Passes Piece of Legislation — Destroys Online Privacy (Trevin)

New law enables internet providers to sell your private information without your consent. This is likely much more of a violation than you think.

Why the Justin Trudeau Lovefest Should End (Russ)

Whether personal or political, Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau receives praise. Time to reconsider the love.

Trump Congratulated Erdogan on Win (Dan)

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan did not win reelection, but rather a referendum that granted an expansion of power. Some experts are saying this could leave the president in office far past his term, as well as other authoritarian measures.

Alex Jones, the Actor? (Reader Ben)

Alex Jones is out to prove he and his show Infowars is “performance art” so custody of his children will not be taken away. Will he be successful? Furthermore, what is success if it is proved that the wildly popular show is indeed all an act?

A Timeline of Trump and Transparency (Reader Steve)

Like his predecessors, Trump was for transparency before coming out against it. Here is a timeline of his transformation.

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