With the 2018 Mid-Term election fast approaching this Tuesday, I foresee the following to be the most likely outcome:
- A net gain of 21 seats for Democrats in the House, with Republicans retaining a slight 221-214 majority, and
- A net gain of 2 seats for Republicans in the Senate, with Republicans holding a 53-47 majority
The US government is inching closer to banning so-called hate speech. The Washington Free Beacon reports, the National Science Foundation (NSF), a federal agency, will spend nearly $1 million in taxpayer money to create an internet database targeting “false and misleading ideas,” “suspicious memes,” and “hate speech” on Twitter. Though the database will have no authority immediately, it reflects the federal government’s priority and foreshadows passage of a hate speech ban similar to the UK’s Public Order Act 1986.