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Parsons on Ideological Skewness

The relation of an ideological system to the social system in which it takes root is highly complex, and subject to a great deal of variation in different circumstances. In a well-integrated society the dominant ideology in large measure reflects and interprets a large part of the system of actually institutionalized patterns. But even in the most stable societies the ideological patterns are selective relative to the institutional. Ideological formulation often reflects a need to justify, which...
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Newsom Declares April 24 ‘Day Of Remembrance’ In CA As Biden Recognizes Atrocities Against Armenians As Genocide

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP/CBS13) — The systematic killing and deportation of more than a million Armenians by Ottoman Empire forces in the early 20th century was “genocide,” the United States formally declared on Saturday, as President Joe Biden used that precise word after the White House had avoided it for decades for fear of alienating ally Turkey. California Gov. Gavin Newsom followed suit and declared April 24 as a “Day of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide” in the state. “Today and ev...
Tags: Politics, News, California, White House, Islamic State, Iraq, US, America, Turkey, Joe Biden, Syria, United States, Ronald Reagan, Nato, House, New York Times


MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell was honored with two awards for having the worst film in 2020

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell waits outside the West Wing of the White House on January 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has won two distinctions from the Razzies, a parody awards show. His so-called "documentary," full of election fraud conspiracy theories, took home Worst Picture. Lindell himself received Worst Actor for his role in the film. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Razzies, Hollywood's parody award sho...
Tags: Politics, News, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Retail, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, Lindell, Razzies, 2020 Elections, Mike Lindell, Antifa, West Wing of the White House, MyPillow


Johnson faces MPs’ fury over Downing Street sleaze claims

Labour urge Speaker to summon senior minister as poll reveals 40% of voters think Tories are corruptLabour is aiming to force a senior minister before parliament this week to account for the growing sleaze crisis engulfing No 10 – amid growing cross-party uproar over a collapse in standards at the heart of government.The Observer understands the opposition is hoping to persuade Lindsay Hoyle, the Speaker, to grant an urgent question on Monday that would mean a senior minister – most likely the C...
Tags: Politics, Conservatives, UK News, Ethics, Labour, Nicola Sturgeon, Michael Gove, Boris Johnson, Rachel Reeves, Johnson, Cabinet Office, Dominic Cummings, Lindsay Hoyle


Sturgeon warns Johnson: don’t use Trump tactics

First minister tells PM that Scots must not have their democratic will thwarted by Westminster government in run-up to elections Related: Ignoring the will of the Scots would be an act worthy of Trump Nicola Sturgeon has warned Boris Johnson he would be showing the same contempt for democracy as Donald Trump displayed after losing the US presidential election, if he were to block the will of the Scottish people in favour of another referendum on independence. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Scotland, US, UK News, Nicola Sturgeon, Boris Johnson, Westminster, Johnson, Donald Trump, Sturgeon, Brexit, Trump, Scottish National party (SNP


The dark side of America’s ‘iron-clad’ alliance with Japan

Japan’s new Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga, attended the first White House summit meeting of the Biden Administration.  Meant to be of great symbolic importance, as it highlights Japan’s standing as an ally, the meetings yielded up the usual bromides, including how this alliance is the “cornerstone” of regional and global peace and security. No doubt, Tokyo’s leader and chief diplomats could enjoy taking a victory lap, knowing they had bequeathed their own vision, the Indo-Pacific Strategy, upon...
Tags: Japan, Opinion, Washington, White House, China, Russia, US, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Taiwan, Beijing, Soccer, Tokyo, Dc, Biden


Biden formally recognizes killing of more than 1 million Armenians as genocide

Chris Megerian WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Saturday formally recognized as a genocide the killing of more than 1 million Armenians starting in 1915, a label long used by historians but resisted by U.S. presidents to avoid angering Turkey, an important ally. The decision is a victory for Armenian diaspora communities, notably in Southern California, that have spent decades fighting for such recognition only to be repeatedly disappointed by previous presidents. It will buoy Armenia as well...
Tags: Congress, Washington, White House, Germany, Islamic State, Iraq, Russia, Uncategorized, Barack Obama, Reagan, Sport, Turkey, Joe Biden, Syria, Afghanistan, Soccer


The Best TV Shows & Movies Coming to HBO Max in May 2021

It’s gonna be May (are we still doing that joke?) soon, which means HBO Max – which has quickly become one of the best streaming services around in terms of content – is going to unleash a whole slew of new movies (and TV shows) you’re going to want to check out. So let’s take a gander at the best TV shows and movies coming to HBO Max in May 2021, shall we? Tenet At last, Tenet is coming to HBO Max (even though Christopher Nolan isn’t such a fan of the streaming service). I was mixed on T...
Tags: Hbo, Christopher Nolan, Movies, White House, Los Angeles, Stanley Kubrick, Kansas, Charles Dickens, Silicon Valley, Las Vegas, Greenland, Kubrick, Ellen, Nolan, Quentin Tarantino, Alex Gibney


Biden has formally recognized the Armenian genocide, becoming the first US president to do so

President Joe Biden Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images President Joe Biden on Saturday officially recognized the Armenian genocide. In doing so, Biden becomes the first US president to acknowledge the atrocity as genocide. The US had avoided declaring such for decades over fears of angering Turkey. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden on Saturday officially recognized the mass killing of hundreds of thousands of Armenians during the early 1900s by the Ottoman Emp...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, US, International, Trends, Turkey, Joe Biden, Associated Press, Biden, Armenian genocide, Constantinople, Ottoman Empire, Connor Perrett, Joe Biden Doug Mills


Biden boasts record approval rating among young Americans, poll says

President Joe Biden speaks during an event with the CEOs of Johnson & Johnson and Merck at the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building March 10, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Biden has a 63% approval rating among young voters, according to a Harvard poll. Biden also boasts a 59% job approval rating among voters aged 18 to 29. Since the president's election, minority Americans have seen a surge in hopefulness for the future. See more...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Barack Obama, Trends, Georgia, Merck, Joe Biden, Harvard, Biden, Donald Trump, Doj, George W Bush, Trump, Institute, Johnson Johnson, South Court Auditorium


Biden Recognizes Atrocities Against Armenians as Genocide

President Joe Biden has formally recognized that the systematic killings and deportations of hundreds of thousands of Armenians by Ottoman Empire forces in the early 20th century were “genocide” — using a term for the atrocities that his White House predecessors have avoided for decades over concerns of alienating Turkey.
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Hawaii lawmakers just approved a measure to fine people $500 for intentionally releasing balloons into the atmosphere

tisma/Getty Images Hawaii lawmakers passed a bill to make it illegal to intentionally release balloons. If signed by Gov. David Ige, people who intentionally release helium balloons face a $500 fine. Supporters say the bill would reduce pollution that is harmful to the state's marine life. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hawaii lawmakers this week voted to pass a bill that would make it illegal to intentionally release balloons filled with helium or another similar ...
Tags: Politics, News, Virginia, Trends, Hawaii, Balloons, Scientific Reports, Suzanne Case, David Ige, Hawaii House, Scott Saiki, Connor Perrett, Democrat West Hawaii Today, Suzanne Frazer, BalloonsBlow, California Connecticut Florida Tennessee


Bidenomics explained: Why building the economy from the middle out might be the most revolutionary concept in modern politics

President Joe Biden has taken an economic stance against neoliberal trickle-down ideals. Patrick Semansky/AP Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures and cohost of the "Pitchfork Economics" podcast with Nick Hanauer and David Goldstein. In this week's column, Constant explains how President Biden has embraced the middle-out theory of economic growth. The plan's premise: Economic growth is stronger when the middle class is more stable and prosperous. See more stories on Insider&#...
Tags: Obama, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Reagan, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, United States, Treasury, Biden, Trump, Robert Rubin, Marc Maron, Lawrence Summers, Nick Hanauer, Eric Liu


Top White House cyber official says action taken so far not enough to deter further Russia cyberattacks

The White House's top official on the response to the massive SolarWinds hack says the sweeping measures announced by the Biden administration against Russia are unlikely on their own to prevent Moscow's malicious cyber activity against the US and did not dispute that the hackers responsible for the massive breach are still lurking on American networks.
Tags: White House, Russia, US, Cnn, Moscow, Biden, Top White House


'You had a good time there but come on back': Andrew Yang wants New Yorkers who fled to 'boring' Florida to return

Andrew Yang, who is currently leading the contenders in his Democratic primary run for mayor of New York City, rides the Staten Island Ferry during a campaign stop to the borough on February 26, 2021 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Yang said that he'll work to convince New Yorkers to return to the city from places like Florida. He said that people will pay a premium "as long as we can make the case that New York City is back." Yang stressed that the private sector would pl...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Taxes, New York City, Trends, Georgia, Brooklyn, Republican, Biden, Staten Island, Doj, Albany, Trump, Democratic, Eric Adams


GOP Rep. Burgess Owens says it's 'an insult' to compare the new Georgia voting law to Jim Crow

Rep. Burgess Owens (R-Utah) speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on voting rights on Capitol Hill on April 20, 2021. Bill Clark/Pool via AP GOP Rep. Burgess Owens has criticized comparisons of the Georgia voting law to Jim Crow. "This is the type of fear-mongering I expected in the 1960s, not today," he said. Democrats contend that the law was devised to target voter turnout among Black voters. See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP Rep. Burgess Owens of Utah on...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Politics, New York, News, Senate, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, Capitol Hill, Biden, Illinois, Donald Trump, Doj, Jim Crow


GOP Rep. Burgess Owens says its 'an insult' to compare the new Georgia voting law to Jim Crow

Rep. Burgess Owens (R-Utah) speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on voting rights on Capitol Hill on April 20, 2021. Bill Clark/Pool via AP GOP Rep. Burgess Owens has criticized comparisons of the Georgia voting law to Jim Crow. "This is the type of fear-mongering I expected in the 1960s, not today," he said. Democrats contend that the law was devised to target voter turnout among Black voters. See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP Rep. Burgess Owens of Utah on...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Politics, New York, News, Senate, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, Capitol Hill, Biden, Illinois, Donald Trump, Doj, Jim Crow


Florida's Democratic Party is having an identity crisis: 2020 losses were the culmination of strategic missteps, cultural blindness, and internal divides

An employee works with ballot tabulating machines as counting is underway for the general election at the Broward County Voting Equipment Center, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Lauderhill, Fla. AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) After Florida Democrats lost almost every critical race, many thought the state's Democratic Party had hit rock bottom. Florida's Democratic operatives are struggling to understand how they got here and how they can fix the party. See more stories on Insider's busine...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, C, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, House, Bill Clinton, Miami, Party, Biden, Donald Trump, Freelance


Senate GOP moves closer to picking a fight over the debt. Democrats condemn it as 'Obama-era economic sabotage'

Photo by Nicholas Kamm/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Senate Republicans adopted a resolution to press for spending cuts in exchange for raising the debt ceiling later this year. Ted Cruz called it "a step in the right direction," though other senior Republicans downplayed it. A top Democrat branded it as "Obama-era economic sabotage." See more stories on Insider's business page. Senate Republicans are expressing renewed alarm over the nation's rising federal debt, as President Joe Bid...
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‘Soundtrack to a Coup d’Etat’ to Examine the Hope of Patrice Lumumba, and the Role of Jazz and Corporatocracy in Congo (EXCLUSIVE)

Belgian filmmaker Johan Grimonprez, who examined the ties between the international arms industry and Western political establishments in his recent documentaries, the award-winning “Shadow World” and “Blue Orchids,” is set to explore its impact in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in his new project, “Soundtrack to a Coup d’Etat.” Grimonprez and producer Daan Milius […]
Tags: Politics, News, Global, Production, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Congo, CPH:DOX, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Politicians, Louis Armstrong, Directors, Producers, Patrice Lumumba, Johan Grimonprez, Corporatocracy


Louisiana runoff tests direction of Democratic base three months into Biden's presidency

Louisiana voters are set to weigh in on the direction of the Democratic Party, choosing between a more moderate candidate who is aligned with President Joe Biden's White House and a more progressive contender who could make history as the first Black woman to represent the state in Congress, in a Saturday runoff election.
Tags: Congress, White House, Joe Biden, Cnn, Louisiana, Biden, Democratic Party


No 10 refurb row: Grieve calls Boris Johnson ‘vacuum of integrity’

Former Tory attorney general piles pressure on PM demanding to know how residence revamp was fundedThe former attorney general, Dominic Grieve, has described Boris Johnson as a “vacuum of integrity” as the prime minister came under pressure to explain how the refurbishment of the Downing Street flat was paid for following an explosive attack by his former chief adviser Dominic Cummings. The government has said Johnson paid for the refurbishment, reportedly costed at £58,000, but in an explosive ...
Tags: Politics, Conservative, Conservatives, UK News, Labour, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Dominic Grieve, Lobbying, Cummings, Dominic Cummings, Grieve


Boris Johnson a ‘vacuum of integrity’: Dominic Grieve joins Downing Street row

Former Tory attorney general piles pressure on PM demanding to know how residence revamp was fundedThe former attorney general, Dominic Grieve, has described Boris Johnson as a “vacuum of integrity” as the prime minister came under pressure to explain how the refurbishment of the Downing Street flat was paid for following an explosive attack by his former chief adviser Dominic Cummings. The government has said Johnson paid for the refurbishment, reportedly costed at £58,000, but in an explosive ...
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Ex-White House aide reveals 'inside story' of what happened when Trump claimed injecting disinfectant could cure COVID-19

President Donald J. Trump departs after speaking with members of the coronavirus task force during a briefing in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on Thursday, April 23, 2020 in Washington, DC Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) Trump famously touted injecting disinfectant as a cure for COVID-19 during a press briefing. Olivia Troye, a former aide, said that the White House Coronavirus Task Force was ...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, Washington, White House, Trends, News UK, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Trump, Mike Pence, HuffPost, Troye, Donald J Trump, Disinfectant, Getty Images Trump


AOC praised the 'vision' of Biden's $1.9 trillion infrastructure package, but wants the administration to be more ambitious

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Capitol Hill. Jose Luis Magana/AP Photo Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez offered praise on Friday for Biden's infrastructure package. She is, however, "pressuring the administration to be a little more ambitious" with it. Opponents have called Biden's infrastructure plan a "radical, left wing, socialist agenda." See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday said President Joe Biden's first 100 days in off...
Tags: Politics, White House, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Economy, Earth, Cnn, Infrastructure, Fox News, Biden, Ron Johnson, Fox Business, Aoc, Sen Bernie Sanders, Congressional Progressive Caucus


100 business leaders back Sadiq Khan for a second term as London mayor

London Mayor Sadiq Khan Getty One hundred business leaders today backed Mayor of London Sadiq Khan for re-election. They said he had been a strong advocate for their sector during the coronavirus pandemic. "Sadiq has been the most pro-business mayor ever, standing up for our interests on issues like Brexit and business rates," said Helen McIntosh, president of the South East London Chamber of Commerce. See more stories on Insider's business page. One hundred business leaders today back...
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Trump says he does not miss 'very boring' Twitter and claims his press releases are 'more elegant'

Former President Donald Trump. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Donald Trump told Fox News this week that Twitter has become "very boring" without him. The former president said that he prefers communicating via his "more elegant" press releases. Trump was banned from most mainstream social media platforms following the January 6 Capitol riot. See more stories on Insider's business page. Several months after being kicked off his favorite social media platform, Forme...
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A Note

In this on-going series of posts on 'Making Sense of the Post-Trump Era' I should be clear that I don't mean this to prejudge the question. I mean 'post-Trump' only in the very narrow sense of the period after Trump left the White House. I think it's very much an open question - one implicit or explicit in almost all your emails - whether we're really "post" at all. For my part, I increasingly think that we are 'post-Trump' in terms of the man himself. I think defeat just gutted him. The GOP...
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Hotels are pulling out of Biden's $87 million contract to house migrants amid political pushback, report says

Central American asylum seekers arrive to a bus station after being released by U.S. Border Patrol agents on February 26, 2021 in Brownsville, Texas. John Moore/Getty Images The Biden administration secured an $87 million contract to house migrants at hotels. Some of those hotels have backed out as debates over the border surge continue, Axios reported. The US is experiencing the biggest surge on its southern border in 20 years. See more stories on Insider's business page. Four hotels ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Washington Post, Hotels, Immigration, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, House, Border, Arizona, Hilton, The White House, Biden, Donald Trump


Athletes Taking a Knee & Raising a Fist Will Be Punished at Tokyo 2021 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee is maintaining its ban on athlete protests inside stadiums, at ceremonies and on podiums, forbidding participants from taking a knee or lifting a fist – actions that have recently been taken by other professional sports players in support of “racial equality movements” and has since led to them having a vast […]
Tags: Japan, Politics, Racism, Olympics, Tokyo, Anime, Announcements, International Olympic Committee



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