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Jonathan Maxwell is a professional writer. He holds an MA in English from Jacksonville State University in Alabama and a BA in English from Berry College in Rome, Georgia. He is the author of two books. His first one, Murderous Intellectuals: German Elites and the Nazi SS, received the 2011 Allbooks Review Editor's Choice Award in the Category of Best Non/fiction Book. His second one, Piltdown Man and Other Hoaxes, premiered early last year. For this work, he was nominated for 2013 Georgia Author of the Year (History Category). Maxwell is a twice-weekly contributor to Policy Mic, the online news organization.

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Above:  Rotten.com's appropriately sinister logo and slogans., From ImagesAttr
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 10, 2014
On the Dark Side: An Uneasy Look at Rotten.com Progressives adore the fact that the Internet remains a bastion of true free speech. Perhaps, they should rethink this long-held position. As every parent knows, the Internet is full of offensive, dark, and sinister material. Among the grossest offenders is Rotten.com, a long-lived website that profides authentic photographs of bloody crime scenes, suicides, and gruesome accidents. Maybe free speech does require limits?
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Conservatives are Trying to Rewrite History, Part 2 Some conservatives are trying to convince people that revered historical figures like George Orwell and Martin Luther King, Jr., were a part of the conservative movement. That's not true. They are spreading these misconceptions to garner votes and political points. So far, this underhanded plan is working. However, a backlash looks imminent.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Conservatives are Trying to Rewrite History, and They're Getting Away With It Some conservatives are trying to rewrite American history. They are doing it in their quest to make conservatism look always right and unassailable. They are also doing it to make "their" America (meaning white, Christian, and right-wing) to look equally correct and pristine. A few people are condemning them for such actions. Mostly, though, they are succeeding in their plans to bury the past.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Complaints about Left-Wing Media Bias Have Always Been Unwarranted Conservatives have railed against alleged left-wing bias for decades. What solution did they find to combat this supposed leftist bias? They formed their own media sources that were overtly and defiantly conservative. They abandoned objectivity, fairness, and getting both sides of the story, all in the name of making conservatism look good always. Why can't conservatives see the hypocrisy in this?
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 25, 2014
Meet Conservapedia, a Right Wing Encyclopedia at War with the Truth Conservapedia is an online encyclopedia that presents information from a decidedly conservative point of view. Can an encyclopedia be both reliable and overtly political? Most experts believe that it can't be. That doesn't stop Conservapedia, though. It's often ridiculed, but it's still growing.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 21, 2014
For Better or For Worse, the Republicans May be on the Ascent A weak economy, negligible job growth, scandals, and missteps all spell trouble for the Democratic Party.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 17, 2014
The Idolization of Ronald Reagan Is Undeserved Many conservatives now idolize Ronald Reagan. Such a perception is unwarranted. Like all leaders, Reagan was a mixture of good and bad points. He made serious mistakes as President. Furthermore, the Reagan Era was no Utopia.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 11, 2014
Despite Scandal, Chris Christie Can Still Become President in 2016 Chris Christie is now engulfed in scandal. However, almost certainly, the clamor will die out, and he will be as strong as ever. In other words, Hillary Clinton will have to work long and hard to defeat him in the 2016 Presidential Election, and all that still may not be enough to defeat one of the most popular politicians in the nation.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 10, 2014
The History Channel Now Does an Enormous Disservice to its Viewers To cut costs and to boost profits, The History Channel is presenting programming that has nothing to do with history. Sometimes, it even presents pseudoscience. That is tragic.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Ted Cruz is Quiet for Now, but That Won't Last Ted Cruz is quiet for now, but that won't last long. He'll be back with a vengeance.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 25, 2013
Syria Explodes; Meanwhile, the World Looks Away Obviously, no one wants to go to war yet again. However, hundreds of thousands of Syrians--many of them civilians--are dying in a brutal civil war. Is the world simply to look away as innocent people die?
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 24, 2013
Republicans Partly to Blame for Obamacare Rollout Fiasco It is now looking apparent that Obamacare is deeply flawed, as the Republicans have always alleged. They, of course, blame the Obama Administration. However, shouldn't they take some of the blame as well? After all, they have offered absolutely no suggestions to improve the healthcare system in America. At least the Democrats are trying to address the crisis.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 23, 2013
Mark Herring Likely to Win Virginia's A.G. Race: Takeaways for the Republicans from the 2013 Elections Mark Herring is likely to win Virginia's attorney general race. Even if he does not--he faces a recount--Republicans have fared badly in traditionally conservative Virginia. That's bad news for Republicans everywhere.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 10, 2013
Ken Cuccinell's Floundering Gubernatorial Candidacy Is Bad News for Republicans Everywhere Ken Cuccinelli looks destined to lose Virginia's governor's race. That's bad news for national Republicans. If conservatives can't win in traditionally conservative states like Virginia, then how can they win in swing states?
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(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Death of Impoverished Pennsylvania Professor Illustrates Plight of Adjuncts The majority of college instruction in America is now provided by part-time workers. These professionals- called adjuncts- receive no benefits or security. Their pay is paltry. Their numbers are growing. Why are they treated so poorly? It's because college administrations realize that they comprise a cheap labor source. They are exploitated in the name of naked profit.