This is a curated list of articles, seeds, photo/video posts and comments for the past two weeks. The series will combine the use of Newsvine's "thumbs up" as well as the minds of the Newsvine team. As always, meta articles about the proper use of the site will be ignored for this feature. Those tend to get both the most upvotes, as well as the most flags.
You missed a busy week. It's time to catch up.
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Deep_Thought writes "Political Compasses And Self-Deception."
With all the recent work I have been doing in the area of neural research, this idea that we rationalize or infer our own behavior rather than intrinsically knowing it really caught my interest. I started to look for ways to examine this, a sort of self-diagnostics if you will. What I was seeking was something that could highlight a clear difference in how I subjectively viewed myself and how I actually respond to certain conditions. I found the answer in various online tests that assess political opinions. Whilst these test do not explore every facet of thinking and tend to group complex opinions into simple categories, they are useful for the defined task.
LPFnyc writes "This is Freedom." This photo essay explores what is freedom and what is responsibility.
The GOP is in tatters and many average voters and people inside the party do know this. This is what you get when your total political strategy is obstruction, this is what we get from a scorched earth political force that has no real ideas or solutions, this is what we get when a corporation becomes a person and spending money on politics is the highest form of free speech.
A lot of my liberal friends here may see this as a good thing but now I don't think this is great at all.
Two articles explored the different sides of the issue of illegal immigrants committing crimes while in the United States.
Lisa Schneider started it off with "Mother of Horrifically Murdered Son Speaks to Congress Today: Comments Media Largely Leaving Out On Her Story, And What She Said About Trump."
Read both. Watch both videos.
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Plantsmantx seeded from the ADL "White Supremacists View Donald Trump as Champion of Disaffected Whites"
Rebecca Kesler seeded from Politicus USA "Rick Perry Loses As Court Rules That He Must Face Felony Abuse Of Power Charge"
SuperSaiyan seeded from PolitiFact "Marco Rubio says Iran deal means we have to help defend Iran from Israel or other allies(Verdict: False)"
dwillie seeded from The New York Times "The New York Times' "Our Bad" on the Clinton Email Investigation"
Seldom Seen Sam Colorado seeded from The New York Post "Obama's pathetic attempt to spin the IRS scandal"
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sam23-2966130 on the NBCNews.com story about Cecil the Lion's killer Walter James Palmer
I hunted for 50 years. This isn't hunting.It is murdering animals for the sport of murder, period.
Tip of the Week: I don't care what you believe in, just believe in it. - Shepherd Book, Serenity
So who's going to make next week's Best Of? What did we miss?