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Sunday, October 22, 2017
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Trump, Liar, Journalists

What Journalists Can Do When The President Is A Liar

When Donald Trump is inaugurated later this month, the presidency will officially be held by an inveterate liar. And the way the press has covered Trump in the two months since his November election victory suggests that many journalists need to adjust their approach to address that reality before Trump takes office.

January 4, 2017
Dr Strangelove - Paranoid period

Paranoia Is On The Rise In American Politics

It seems we are in the throes of another of those periods when the “paranoid style in American politics,” as the historian Richard Hofstadter put it in a groundbreaking essay, is ascendant. No nefarious act, no multilayered conspiracy, is too bizarre, too complex or too ridiculous for some to believe.

December 9, 2016
Giuliani on Hardball

#EndorseThis: Giuliani Eviscerated By Chris Matthews On Birther Claims

According to former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, Republican nominee Donald Trump has accepted that President Obama was born in the United States.

September 9, 2016
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Birtherism: Trump’s Original Sin And The Media’s Latest One

For Trump, the year 2011 began with the BIG NEWS that he had rejected Lindsay Lohan for Celebrity Apprentice, but by April, his one-man show to paint Barack Obama as a secret Kenyan had become the talk of the country.

April 27, 2016
Birtherism is everywhere now.

Obama On The Birth Of Birtherism

Obsessing over Cruz’s “status” is absolutely baseless.

March 14, 2016