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straw man fallacy in politics

Unraveling the Straw Man Fallacy: Common Examples in Politics

Discover Common Examples of the Straw Man Fallacy in Political Arguments – Uncover the deceptive tactics used in politics with this insightful article. Learn to identify and avoid straw man fallacies for more informed discussions. Explore now!

Slippery Slope Fallacy in Politics

The Slippery Slope Fallacy in Politics: Common Examples

Explore Common Examples of the Slippery Slope Fallacy in Politics – Learn how this logical error affects political discourse and discover how to avoid it in constructive debates. Dive into real-world scenarios and promote informed discussions.

Analysis shows Russian and Chinese-backed efforts to sow division after Trump indictment

Analysis shows Russian and Chinese-backed efforts to sow division after Trump indictment

A week after the arraignment of Donald Trump, we’re learning new details about a covert effort by Russian and Chinese-backed actors aimed at sowing division among the American electorate and increasing distrust in institutions. Laura Barrón-López discussed the findings with Colin Clarke of the Soufan Center And Zach Schwitzky of the data science firm Limbik.

WATCH: Special interest push behind 2nd Amendment a ‘fraud,’ former chief justice said in 1991

WATCH: Special interest push behind 2nd Amendment a ‘fraud,’ former chief justice said in 1991

During a 1991 interview on the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, former Chief Justice Warren Burger was asked what he would change in the Bill of Rights. He called out the Second Amendment.

“If I were writing the Bill of Rights now there wouldn’t be any such thing as the Second Amendment,” Burger told the NewsHour’s Charlayne Hunter-Gault. “This has been the subject of one of the greatest pieces of fraud – I repeat the word ‘fraud’ – on the American public by special interest groups that I have ever seen in my lifetime.”

The interview was part of a series marking the 200th anniversary of the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

He pulled out his tiny copy of the constitution and read the Second Amendment aloud, which states that “a well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

“If the militia, which was going to be the state army, was going to be well-regulated,” Burger asked, “why shouldn’t 16 and 17 and 18, or any other age, persons be regulated in the use of arms the way an automobile is regulated?”

Months before Burger’s appearance on the NewsHour, former President Ronald Reagan called on Congress to pass the Brady bill, a piece of legislation named for his press secretary who was wounded during the 1981 assassination attempt against him.

“Every year, an average of 9,200 Americans are murdered by handguns, according to Department of Justice statistics. This does not include suicides or the tens of thousands of robberies, rapes and assaults committed with handguns,” Regan wrote in a March 1991 New York Times op-ed. “This level of violence must be stopped.”

It took another two years before President Bill Clinton signed the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act into law.

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FactCheck: Proposed Ontario Bill for LGBTQ+ Community Safety Zones Sparks Misinformation

A proposed bill introduced in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario aimed at providing legal protections for members of the LGBTQ+ community and drag artists has sparked misinformation on social media. The 2SLGBTQI+ Community Safety Zones Act, introduced by four left-leaning lawmakers, would allow the Ontario attorney general to designate a space for 2SLGBTQI+ persons as a community safety zone where it would be illegal to commit acts of intimidation within 100 meters of the established boundary. However, social media users have misrepresented the bill’s content and status, using a clip from the April 4 press conference to inaccurately claim that Canada has outlawed protests against the LGBTQ+ community. While the bill is a private members’ bill and has not become law, it has raised awareness about the need for legal protections for the LGBTQ+ community.

Vaccinations | Vaccines

Viral Video Repeats Bogus Claim About Vaccines and Visible Ailments

A video repeating the claim that COVID-19 vaccines are responsible for the sudden onset of various visible ailments — such as fainting and facial paralysis — is making the rounds, again. But, just like the other, similar posts we’ve addressed, there’s no support for this one, either.

COVID-19 Vaccines Have Not Been Shown to Cause ‘Turbo Cancer’

Daily Fact-Check: COVID-19 Vaccines Have Not Been Shown to Cause ‘Turbo Cancer’

People with cancer are particularly vulnerable to severe disease and death from COVID-19. Vaccines provide needed protection. It has not been shown that COVID-19 vaccines cause or accelerate cancer. Nor does a recent paper about a mouse that died of lymphoma “prove” that the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine induced “turbo cancer,” contrary to social media claims.

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