Cover Up: Trump & Nunes Attempt to Block Yates Testimony

Devin Nunes Sally Yates and Donald Trump

If Watergate taught the nation anything, it’s that cover-ups can be damning for a presidential administration. That hasn’t stopped Trump and his campaign, transition and administration surrogates from attempting to block the ongoing Russia investigation any way they can. From pointing fingers at Hillary Clinton to raging on Twitter in the middle of the night to distract the nation, Trump has gone to […]

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Far-Right Media Part of FBI Russia Investigation

Breitbart & Infowars - far-right media

As a part of their investigation into the potential links between America and Russia in Russia’s attack on the 2016 presidential elections, the FBI is reportedly also looking at far-right media’s role in assisting Russian bots and trolls in disseminating propaganda promoted and often produced by Russian sources. Two prominent conservative outlets – Breitbart and Infowars – are named as possible co-conspirators. At the heart […]

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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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