Conatus News, My New Most Recommended Site

I was recently lucky enough to stumble ass backwards into the opportunity to write for a new progressive news outlet, Conatus News.  While generally I will toss out my writings into the internet and let anyone who wished re-publish my work, I have become particularly passionate about the mission of Conatus, and you will soon be seeing stories from me published there alone.  Conatus' mission statement is

Conatus News is an online blogging platform started by grassroots...

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Why It’s Too Early To Get Excited About The Travel Ban Stay

Travel Ban

This afternoon the 9th circuit court ruled 3-o against lifting the temporary restraining order (TRO) on Donald Trump's travel ban.  Many of us fist pumped at the ruling and perhaps let out a cheer, but now is time to dig a bit deeper and look at what the future holds.  The challenge is still working its way through the court system and there is no reason to suspect that the administration will back down.

In all likelihood, even if the travel ban is struck down at the supreme court, the...

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Trump Claims The Murder Rate Is Highest It Has Been In 47 Years

Murder

Today at a meeting of the National Sheriffs Association Donald made the absolutely untrue and easily fact checked claim that the U.S. murder rate is at its highest in 47 years.  At this point I am just sitting back in my office chair and screaming at the ceiling.  I know that if I go to conservative sites right now I am likely to see any number of dumbasses trying to defend that claim.

I used to think, there's no way people could really be this stupid.  Almost everyone in the...

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Are Skeptics, Atheists And Other Scientific Thinkers Starting To Believe In Our Own Conspiracies?

Russian Conspiracy

Is The Rational Left Building Its Own Conspiracy Theory?

Typically, atheists, skeptics, and people of science keep away from conspiracies like those popularized by Alex Jones and David Icke.  We  usually consider them foolish wastes of time and use the term conspiracy as a pejorative.  We mock the president for supporting unverified claims and ridiculous notions.  But has the Russian election hacking scandal caused us to develop our own conspiracy?

Polls suggest that the...

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How To Survive As A Liberal In A Conservative Family

Conservative family

Liberal In A Conservative Family

My parents have never been happy with my choice to go to UC Berkeley.  I remember when I first told them I was ecstatic.  I was jumping out of my chair and expecting them to do the same, after all, I had friends that told me that had been their experience.  But I have a conservative family.  My mother's response upon hearing the news was to ask, "but do you really want to go there?"  I'm really not sure why I expected anything different really....

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The Top 5 Biggest Threats To Science Under the Trump Reich.

Trump Executive Order

The Republican party has widely been considered anti-science for years, due mostly to their collective denial of climate change, large contingent of fundamental Christian Creationists, and hostility to progressive ideology.  On January, 20th, however, the country was taken over by someone far more dangerous than the average Republican party member.  Donald Trump is possibly the most explicitly anti-science president the nation has ever had.  I have already written about...

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Pictures And Reflection From The Milo Protest In Berkeley

Berkeley Protest Sign

Wednesday Night was a wild and insane time to be here in Berkeley.  The Berkeley Protest over alt-right speaker Milo Yiannopoulos appearing on campus started as a relatively normal affair.  We are by no stretch unaccustomed to protests on campus, and in the beginning this one seemed like any other, albeit much, much larger.  Yesterday Morning I woke up to a tweet by the moron in chief insinuating that he would withdraw our federal funds because apparently we don't support free...

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Trump Watches Infowars!! (According To Alex Jones)

Trump Watches Infowars

Alex Jones is one of my guilty pleasures.  I just can't help myself, he's basically a reverse fact-checker.  If he says something is true, you can usually be assured it isn't.  So on inauguration day I just had to see what the loon-in chief was saying about his glorious leader.  In his inauguration day broadcast we get the usual ramblings about globalism and the new world order, but he seemingly dropped a gem out of nowhere.  TRUMP WATCHES INFOWARS (3:20 in the video).  Other sources...

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Trump’s Gettysburg Address

Gettysburg Adress

I have to give the credit for this idea to conservative professor Steven Hayward, who gave his own version of the first two lines in class on Thursday.  While much has been said about Trump "talking like the people" the real translation of that phrase is "least eloquent president we have ever had."  So without further ado, Trump's Gettysburg Address.

Trump's Gettysburg Address

Eighty seven years ago there were some really great, great people.  I mean, nobody loves these guys...

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Announcing The Trump And Friends Insult Hall Of Fame

Insult Trump

Come one, come all, from far and wide, announcing the opening of the huuuuge and so, so beautiful, really its the best, everyone agrees, Trump and friends insult hall of fame.

What does Steve Bannon look like?  A wet sewer rat covered in Cheetos dust?  Does Donald Trump sound like an Alzheimer's patient who thinks he's Joseph Stalin?  Insult Donald Trump and his cronies to your heart's content.

We want to know!!!  Leave your best insults here, and if they're good enough they'll be...

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