By Michael d’Oliveira One of the tactics in American politics these days involves pretending as though everyone who agrees with you is always respectful and civil and the other side is filled with angry and disrespectful people. And like many things involving politics, the reality is much different. The truth is that both sides, liberal […]
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About Michael D'Oliveira
Michael d'Oliveira has been a journalist for various publications in South Florida for over 10 years. He is the co-founder of and senior editor of The Malarkey Meter.
Michael can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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By Michael d’Oliveira Every employee in the world wants to make more money. Every day, many around the world ask for a raise to try and get it. Not everyone is successful but the ones who are usually get met with praise and congratulations. Everyone, that is, except for fast food workers. For some reason, […]
By Michael d’Oliveira The hypocrisy of “shut up culture” reached new highs (well, lows actually) this week with Kanye West’s Oval Office meeting with President Donald Trump. The newly crowned leader of “shut up culture” is Candace Owens. A conservative pundit, Owens has gotten a lot of attention lately – from conservatives and liberals. Not […]
By Michael d’Oliveira When Christine Blasey Ford made her allegations against now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, it produced the usual questions that come with accusations of sexual assault: Why would a woman wait 40 years to come out with her story? Why would she stay quiet while the man who allegedly assaulted her was […]
By Michael d’Oliveira Mention democratic socialism and many conservatives shriek that it’s an attack on American values; basically, the softer side of Karl Marx. Mention it to a group of democratic socialists and it’s hailed as a system that will ultimately replace capitalism for the better. They’re both wrong. Democratic socialism is neither the forebearer […]
By Michael d’Oliveira “Lock her up” is a staple of rallies hosted by President Donald Trump. It’s a chant directed at Hillary Clinton for all the crimes conservatives claim she’s done. It’s become a very tired chant – one that’s been yelled for years but brings Clinton no closer to getting thrown in jail. It’s […]
By Michael d’Oliveira Stop trusting photographs. Seeing is not always believing, especially when politics is involved. On her verified Instagram account, Lynne Patton, an official with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, shared a meme of CNN anchor Anderson Cooper. The meme reads, “If the media will lie about this what else are they […]
By Michael d’Oliveira The following is quite insane: “The charge of sexual assault against [Supreme Court nominee] Brett Kavanaugh is disqualifying and we call on him to immediately withdraw his nomination for the Supreme Court,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America in a New York Times article about the sexual assault accusations against […]
By Michael d’Oliveira World War II is often referred to as “The Good War” because it ended the threat of Nazism and Imperial Japan. Killing human beings is never “good.” But World War II illustrates that there can be good goals associated with war. The world is infinitely better off because of the brave men […]
By Michael d’Oliveira Whomever the Democratic nominee for president is in 2020, they need to ignore most, if not all, of what President Donald Trump says and does. Hillary Clinton constantly talked about Trump in 2015 and 2016 and look where that got her. Trump’s Democratic opponent in 2020 needs to talk about what he […]
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