Battling Trump Lies: Denial Isn’t a River in Egypt

In attacking and blacklisting CNN, Donald Trump launched an assault on free press

I recently read a sobering report on climate change; apparently, the pace of the predicted rise in sea levels is accelerating. The effects will not be uniform–some areas will see a more rapid rise than others. As the introductory paragraphs noted, polar ice is melting and the seas are rising faster than at any time in at least 2,800 years. The sea […]

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Debunking Trump: Rampant Voter Fraud is Not a Thing

Trump wants an investigation of alleged voter fraud / voting fraud

What are Americans to make of Donald Trump’s insistence that he would have won the popular vote but for “millions” of fraudulent votes? I suppose the first thing we need to do– as my mother used to admonish me– “Consider the source.” As Philip Roth memorably described Trump in an interview published by the New Yorker, “[he is] ignorant of […]

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Trump’s Attack on Refugees: How Long Can This Last?

Trump executive order targets Syria refugees and Muslims

Sentient Americans of all political persuasions knew that Donald Trump was unfit to occupy the Oval Office. We knew he was unstable. But even those of us who were terrified by his election have been astonished by the speed with which he is harming critical American interests and plunging the country–and world– into chaos. Trump’s most recent Executive Order, banning […]

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Trump Continues Illegal Voting Lie Calling for Investigation

Trump wants an investigation of alleged voter fraud / voting fraud

After continuing to propagate the repeatedly debunked lie that 3-5 million people illegally voted in the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump tweeted yesterday that he wants an investigation into the matter. Despite the authors of the two studies he’s cited as proof having come forward to argue he misinterpreted their publications, Trump continues pursuing the falsehood that massive voting fraud occurred. “I will […]

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Trump’s War on Reality: Do Facts Matter Any More?

Fake news. “Alternative” facts. Welcome to the age of Trump. There is no generally accepted definition of “fake news,” and no bright line separating it from the increasing proliferation of propaganda, but the essential characteristic is that it is not factual. (Fake news is not, as Trump asserts, any news that disparages him.) Concern about fake news has risen, and Facebook and […]

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Alternative Facts: Kellyanne Conway Rationalizes WH Lies

Alternative Facts: Kellyanne Conway Rationalizes WH Lies

Coining a new “politically correct” term for lying, White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway argued this morning that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was offering “alternative facts” when disputing photographic evidence of Donald Trump’s inauguration crowd size. She made the now infamous comments during an interview with Chuck Todd on NBC News’ Meet the Press. “Why put [Sean Spicer] out there for the […]

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CNN Grows a Back Bone; Challenges Trump on Lies & Attacks

Anderson Cooper, Jake Tapper, Jim Sciutto, and Jim Acosta of CNN take on the Trump Russia lie about their coverage

In a fifteen minute segment of his show AC360 last night, CNN’s Anderson Cooper spoke with three other CNN personalities in dismantling President Elect Donald Trump’s ongoing attack against the CNN organization. Calling Trump’s attack a “denial of real news,” the panel systematically explained in excruciating detail how CNN’s coverage was separate and different from the Buzzfeed Russia dossier document drop […]

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Tomi Lahren Just Doesn’t Get It – And Probably Never Will

Tomi Lahren

Aiming to be the next Ann Coulter, conservative commentator and professional aggrieved white person Tomi Lahren just doesn’t appear to understand a large portion of what she’s talking about. Or, if she does, she’s clearly hoping her audience doesn’t see her for the conservative emperor with no clothing she really is. The most recent example of this failure to launch […]

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Russia Claims to Have Compromising Info on Trump [UPDATED]

Trump and Putin / Russia Russian

CNN broke news this evening that as a part of the classified intelligence briefing delivered on Friday, the intelligence community notified President Elect Donald Trump (as well as Congress and the Obama administration) Russia claims to have compromising personal and financial information about him. CNN reported: The allegations were presented in a two-page synopsis that was appended to a report on Russian interference […]

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