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​Sinclair promotes propaganda with mandatory message threatening democracy as we know it

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 30th, 2018

By Ty Danks
ty.danks@ndsu.edu

With “Fake News” and “Alternative Facts” becoming a large and influential topic since the 2016 Presidential election, many people have become more aware and concerned with the spread of misinformation. The spread of “Fake News” and “Alternative Facts” has impacted all news organizations, but recently, Sinclair Broadcasting Company has come under scrutiny involving a broadcast message.

Sinclair and their Message
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​Gateways to history are best kept open

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 23rd, 2018


By Ken Smith
kelandsmith@gmail.com

When the State of North Dakota decided to sell the campus of the Ellendale Branch of the University of North Dakota following the disastrous January 1970 fire that destroyed the two main buildings, the town prepared a big color glossy brochure to attract potential buyers of the campus. That brochure listed every single building, and evaluated their condition. The Armory (built in 1905) ranked lowest on the list in terms of its condition. It was the only…

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​Sinclair promotes propaganda with mandatory message threatening democracy as we know it

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 16th, 2018

By Ty Danks
ty.danks@ndsu.edu

With “Fake News” and “Alternative Facts” becoming a large and influential topic since the 2016 presidential election, many people have become more aware and concerned with the spread of misinformation. The spread of “Fake News” and “Alternative Facts” has impacted all news organizations, but recently, Sinclair Broadcasting Company has come under scrutiny involving a broadcast message.

Sinclair and their Message
Sinclair Broadcasting Company…

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​Of Swamps, Sewers, “Deep States” and Mixed Metaphors

by Charlie Barber | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 16th, 2018

“Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater private security group and a close campaign adviser to Donald Trump, met a Russian financier with direct ties to Vladimir Putin's family in the weeks leading up to Mr Trump's inauguration, according to multiple people briefed on the talks.”
- The Financial Times, 04/01/18

“On Tuesday, Michael Avenatti, the attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels, released a report claiming that Viktor Vekselberg—a Putin-friendly Russian tycoon—and an American…

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​The University of North Dakota is not exempt from the rules of architecture

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 2nd, 2018

Wesley College - provided by UNDBy Andrew Alexis Varvel
mr.a.alexis.varvel@gmail.com

“This stuff? Oh, okay, I see. You think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select, I don't know, that lumpy blue sweater, for instance, because you're trying to tell the world you take yourself too seriously to care what you put on your back. But what you don't know is that that sweater is not just blue, it's not turquoise, it's not lapis, it's actually cerulean. And you're also blithely unaware of the fact…

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​Memories Of A Darn Good Governor

by Jim Fuglie | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 4th, 2018

The late Governor George SinnerCalm was the day in late July

And bright was the sun across the sky

But inside his chest the calm had broken

Governor Sinner had started croakin’.

I laughed the first time I read that, and I’m still laughing every time I think about it. It’s a poem written by a sixth grader from Turtle Lake about Governor George Sinner’s heart attack in 1991.

Well, Bud Sinner has finished croakin’. There. I said it. Bud Sinner. That’s the first time I’ve called him anything but “Governor”…

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​Assaulting the Status Quo with Ballots instead of Bullets: 21st Century Version

by Charlie Barber | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 4th, 2018

Emma Gonzalez at the Rally to Support Firearm Safety Legislation in Fort Lauderdale"I do not believe that a democracy must necessarily become something other than a democracy to protect its national interests…We can prevent and publish the abuse of liberty by sabotage, disorder and violence without destroying liberty itself."   
– U.S. Attorney General (later Supreme Court Justice) Frank Murphy, 1939

"We know what we want. We want gun reform. We want common sense gun laws…The people in office have failed us…We’ve had enough of ‘thoughts and prayers.’ So this is…

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​Putin’s ‘Pinocchio’ plays the peace card rather than face Mueller’s wood chipper

by Charlie Barber | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 21st, 2018

“The thing to fear from the Trump presidency is not the bold overthrow of the Constitution, but the stealthy paralysis of governance; not the open defiance of law, but an accumulating subversion of norms; not the deployment of state power to intimidate dissidents, but the incitement of private violence to radicalize supporters…Trump gambled that Americans resent each other’s differences more than they cherish their shared democracy. So far, that gamble has paid off.”
– David…

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​Which airline is best for musicians?

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 14th, 2018

By Andrew Vait
https://www.facebook.com/andrewpaulvait

We made it to Austin! The sun and warmth feel good, but it was a hard day of travel and I think some of you guys might benefit from knowing what we learned today.

United checked our equipment in at SeaTac (Seattle-Tacoma International Airport) this morning and we were charged the full baggage fee of $120 for 4 bags and an additional $100 for an oversized piece of gear. Annoying but typical commerce transaction. At our gate, because of…

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A brief thought experiment

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 14th, 2018

By Gary Olson
olsong@moravian.edu

Recently, I’ve tried to make the case that only presidential aspirants who are vetted by and acceptable to the oligarchic elite, deep state, plutocracy or whatever nomenclature you prefer, have any chance of reaching the Oval Office.

Further, as the chief administrative officer for the bourgeoisie, they often implement policies characteristic of a psychopath and do not feel guilty about it. Harsh as it sounds, as political analysis Michael Hago…

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