Author: Conner Drigotas

Conner Drigotas is the Director of Communications and Outreach at the Fairness Center. Prior to joining the Fairness Center, Conner managed local, state, and federal political campaigns, and worked in the financial industry developing financial strategies for at-risk populations. Conner earned his MBA from Lehigh University and holds undergraduate degrees in Government & Law and Psychology from Lafayette College. A native Mainer, Conner enjoys the great outdoors and spends his free time hunting, camping, and fishing with his wife Danielle. All opinions expressed are his own.

Judges: Trump Can’t Block on Twitter

Conner Drigotas | @connerdrigotas

Following a now years old battle to retain control over his Twitter, Trump has lost. A three-judge panel on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York ruled unanimously that President Donald Trump is not allowed to block Twitter critics.

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Justin Amash Must Avoid Libertarian Party Temptation

Conner Drigotas | @connerdrigotas

At 6 AM on July 4, 2019, the Washington Post published an Op-Ed by Representative Justin Amash of Michigans 3rd Congressional District in which he announced his departure from the Republican Party.

Amash said he has become “disenchanted with party politics and frightened by what I see from it. The two-party system has evolved into an existential threat to American principles and institutions.” His sentiment is one that state houses across the country are echoing.

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Justin Amash Leaves the GOP as Anti-Partisan Sentiment Grows Nationally

Conner Drigotas | @CDrigs44

At 6 AM on July 4, 2019, the Washington Post published an Op-Ed by Representative Justin Amash of Michigans 3rd Congressional District in which he announced his departure from the Republican Party.

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Mueller’s Press Conference Stokes Partisan Fire

Conner Drigotas | @CDrigs44

Following Robert Mueller’s press conference on the now completed Mueller Investigation, Republican and Democrat pundits are both correct on what happens next for President Donald J. Trump.

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America Needs a Blue Flu for Citizens’ Rights

Conner Drigotas | @CDDrigotas

The phrase “Blue Flu” describes a unique phenomenon: when mass numbers of police officers call out sick in a coordinated manner to protest a public policy. In states where police are legally prohibited from striking this has been a tool used by officers to leverage political power and enact change in government.

This is not a new tactic; in the past, it has been a means to promote the interests of police officers exclusively. In New York City, 1971, twenty-thousand police officers coordinated calling in sick to pressure public officials into giving officers higher pay and increased benefits – at the expense of the citizens’ bottom lines. The city acquiesced, and taxes went up. Police have used the Blue Flu in cities across America to fight for law enforcement causes. It’s time we have one in defense of citizens’ rights and for the protection of police officers who are asked every day to enforce laws that pit them against the citizens that they swore to protect and serve.

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