Month: November 2016

FBI Investigation – Candland and QBE Part Ways

On August 8, the Muckraker reported that the FBI was investigating transactions between Prince William County and Quality Business Engineering (QBE), where Gainesville Supervisor Pete Candland was employed as Executive Vice President. Now we have learned that Supervisor Candland and QBE have parted ways.

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Distraction and Dysfunction

Unusual and unseemly is one way it’s being described. Dysfunctional is another. The President-elect of the United States is holding a drama-ridden reality TV-style selection process for some of the most important positions in the United States government. People like Rudy Giuliani are openly lobbying in public for the position of Secretary of State to

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Social Media, Fake News, and Post-Truth Age

On October 24 we ran a post regarding the rise of alt-right, anti-Semitic tweets that originated with self-identified Trump supporters and targeted Jewish journalists. An Anti-Defamation League (ADL) report noted that there is evidence that Trump contributed to the environment in which reporters were targeted, citing Trump’s references to them as “absolute scum,” and his

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Anti-Abortion Groups Pledge to Hold Trump to His Promises

Anti-abortion groups have moved quickly to announce they intend to hold Donald Trump to his promises, noting that their efforts on his behalf in critical battleground states were based on those promises. Specifically, given that Republicans control both houses of Congress as well, they expect Trump to promptly defund Planned Parenthood, outlaw abortions after 20

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ADL Calls Out Alt-Right Anti-Semitism in Trump’s Closing Ad

The Muckraker and numerous other outlets have been commenting for weeks on how alt-right anti-Semitism has infiltrated and taken control of the top ranks of the Trump campaign, thanks to the influence of campaign CEO Stephen K. Bannon, of Brietbart News, the self-professed “platform for the alt-right.” Yet another troubling example of the pernicious and

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The Alt-Right and Jim Crow 2016 Style

Recent events and court decisions have revealed a disturbing pattern among alt-right forces aligned with Trump (though direct ties to the Trump campaign are absent in some instances). They show a conscious attempt to suppress the minority vote in a 2016 version of the Jim Crow tactics that conservative used to block the black vote

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