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Salon: Conservatives Are New ‘Good Germans’ of Nazi Era, Seek ‘Friendly Fascism’

A Salon essay published on Friday accuses Republicans of resembling “good Germans” of the Nazi era — wishing to believe they are decent people while hiding behind “fictions of plausible deniability for the evils committed by their leader” —  and describes today’s conservatism as seeking “friendly fascism” masked in an appeal to return to “traditional values.”

Trump supporters hold signs on the sidelines during the Veterans Day parade on November 11, 2019 in New York City. U.S. President Donald Trump, the first sitting U.S. president to attend New York's parade, offered a tribute to veterans ahead of the 100th annual parade which draws thousands of vets …

Arab Media Spreads Wikipedia Hoax Claim About Late Saudi Oil Minister

Former Saudi Oil Minister Ahmed Zaki Yamani, who died Tuesday, was an architect of the 1973 oil embargo and widely misreported by Arab-language media, including CNN’s Arab edition, to have been the first Secretary-General of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Arab News reported Wednesday that the claim of him serving as Secretary-General was false and attributed it to Yamani’s page on the Arabic Wikipedia, which has included the false claim since the page’s creation in 2005.

Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia

WaPo: Wikipedia Political Pages Are Biased – for Not Citing Enough Women

A Washington Post article published this week criticizes bias in political science articles on Wikipedia. However, rather than attacking the left-wing bias afflicting political articles, the author argues instead the problem is articles not citing enough female authors and academics. The author, Samuel Baltz, boasted of trying to fix this “bias” by expanding coverage of women in political articles, while otherwise celebrating Wikipedia’s “political and ideological neutrality” in its coverage.

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales

Poll: Mitch McConnell Lowest Favorability in Congress, Kevin McCarthy Highest

Rasmussen Reports conducted a favorability survey among congressional members on Friday in which Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) at 29 percent beat out Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) at 33 percent, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) at 34 percent, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at 37 percent for the lowest favorability rating in Congress.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R), R-KY, stands next to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-CA, during a signing ceremony for the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act on February 13, 2015 in the Rayburn Room of the US Capitol in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL …

Palm Beach County refuses to lower flags for Rush Limbaugh

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Palm Beach County defied Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday, refusing to lower its courthouse flags to half-staff in honor of the late conservative broadcaster Rush Limbaugh. The county’s courthouse flags remained at full staff, ignoring

In this May 14, 2012 file photo, Rush Limbaugh speaks during a ceremony inducting him into the Hall of Famous Missourians in the state Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is moving ahead with plans to honor the recently deceased conservative radio broadcaster by lowering flags to …