The Disaffected Lib: The Slippery Slope of Privacy

Those implicated in the Cambridge Analytica/AggregateIQ scandal inevitably contend that their uninvited intrusions and targeted messaging may have been unethical but they dispute that their acts were illegal and close with the assertion that there is no proof that their skulduggery actually changed anything, that it manufactured any votes for the client or suppressed voting ...

The Disaffected Lib: Steve Bannon – "Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out"

He described himself as a Leninist. For a while he was Trump’s Rasputin, the dark wizard devoted to bringing down the apparatus of the American state. Then Trump’s chief of staff, John Kelly, had enough of the Bannon insurgency and Stevie was shown the door, heading back to Breitbart from where he pledged to continue ...

The Disaffected Lib: Will Trump Sue Bannon? Don’t Hold Your Breath.

It would be a real Punch & Judy show.  Trump wailing away on his former campaign CEO and chief political strategist, using a confidentiality agreement to bludgeon both Bannon and the vaunted First Amendment to the American Constitution.  I’d pay a buck and a quarter to see that, wouldn’t you? Only it’s not going to ...

The Disaffected Lib: Steve Bannon – Every Demagogue Has One

Think of him as the guy who will toss the red meat to the Gullibillies. Steve Bannon, Trump’s lead strategist designate and former Breitbart chief, has a lot of people very, very nervous. Vice News calls Bannon a right-wing Rottweiler. The Bannon/Breitbart juggernaut has inroads to the radical right across Europe and Israel, pretty much any ...

The Disaffected Lib: Let’s Not Be Under any Illusions. Alt.Right Lives and It Will Have a Voice in Trump’s White House.

I’ve been using the word “AmeriKa” to refer to Trumpland. Now it seems I might be infringing on somebody else’s intellectual property rights. Kinsella found this handbill plastered on what appears to be a light post near his neighbourhood. I was a bit surprised to see the URL for america.org. I was drawn to explore ...