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CNN hires Sarah Isgur, a Republican operative who once swore loyalty to Donald Trump, to oversee coverage of the 2020 campaign

Today it was announced that CNN hired Sarah Isgur, a Republican operative with absolutely no journalistic experience, to serve as political editor in charge of the network’s 2020 election coverage. If Isgur’s name sounds familiar, it might be from the Washington Post story in March of 2018 about how, only after she “kowtowed to Trump,” […]

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Putin, Trump, and the killing of journalists

This morning, the President of the United States took to Twitter to say that the investigation against him and his associates — the investigation that has already yielded multiple convictions and guilty pleas — is “illegal and rigged”. He then went on to add — quoting Rush Limbaugh — that those investigating him “ought to […]

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National Emergency

This afternoon, just short of the Friday deadline, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan spending bill that would avoid another shutdown. The compromise bill, which passed with only 16 Senators voting against it, included $1.375 billion for the construction of a 55 mile long fence of steel slats, significantly less that the $5.7 billion […]

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Trump says it’s not his violent rhetoric, but the press that’s responsible for political violence

When I last left you, we were discussing the fact that an explosive device had been discovered in the mailbox of George Soros, a man who Trump and his allies on the far right have been spinning wild conspiracy theories about for years. [Just today there’s a new conspiracy theory about how the billionaire philanthropist […]

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You can’t argue that Obama imprisoned child immigrants while also arguing that he had an open border policy

I’d like to preface this post by saying that, as a result of economic insecurity, climate change, authoritarianism, and any number of other factors, the United States will almost certainly see more immigration over the coming decades, as an increasing number of people, quite understandably, begin gravitating toward more stabile, less dangerous countries. And, as […]

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