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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Debate 2016
Trump and the media

How Trump Dared The Press With A Campaign Built On Lies

As Donald Trump’s three-ring circus-style campaign of misinformation winds down, one of the lingering questions is whether the press has helped normalize the kind of post-truth performance that Trump has so enthusiastically embraced.

October 25, 2016
Donald Trump listens as Hillary Clinton speaks.

American Democracy Meant To Be Messy, Not Ugly

Donald Trump is the most unconventional candidate to come along in 200 years. We must know by now that Trump means what he says. It’s not over until he says so. So get ready for an Election Day that breaks all the records. It’s bound to be ugly, not messy.

October 21, 2016
Chris Wallace moderates final presidential debate

Chris Wallace And The Banality Of Conservative Dishonesty

What makes Wallace such an effective purveyor of dishonesty is that he’s good at playing the part of the reasonable, “even-handed” journalist, even when what he’s saying is wrong.

October 20, 2016

Questions Chris Wallace Should Ask In The Final Debate — But Probably Won’t

Moderator Chris Wallace has the final opportunity to ask direct and meaningful questions about abortion — an opportunity that will likely be ignored.

October 19, 2016
Chris Wallace Debate Moderator

Chris Wallace Supported Debate Fact-Checking Before He Was Against It

Wallace’s assertion contradicts his performance as moderator of the March 3 Fox News Republican primary debate when he repeatedly told Trump “his numbers don’t add up.”

October 17, 2016
china trade war

The Alt-Right Tries To Spin Trump Debate Performance And Fails

Despite attempts to shill for Trump, as usual, many in the alt-right are finding it difficult to reasonably deny that Clinton won, in every sense of the word.

September 27, 2016
debate prep

Debate Prep: How Sexism Makes Hillary’s Task Infinitely More Difficult Than Trump’s

Clinton’s difficulty lies in the fact that for a woman, especially one facing off against a man, behavioral norms are still evolving, and she must dance around the obvious discomfort broadly experienced in American culture with the notion of female leadership.

September 26, 2016