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Now this is how you interview a member of the most corrupt administration in U.S. history

Back in December of 2016, I attended a panel at the University of Michigan called Covering Trump: The Presidency and The Press in Turbulent Times. In retrospect, the conversation between the journalists on the panel that evening, who represented news entities like the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, and the Washington Post, was quaint. […]

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Thank you, Donald Trump, for helping the Democrats take back Kentucky

Yesterday, at a rally for Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin in Lexington, Donald Trump said to the crowd, “You gotta vote, because, if you lose, it sends a really bad message.” He then went on to add, “You can’t let that happen to me.” Well, they let it happen to him. Continuing the trend we saw […]

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“Read the Transcript”

I don’t have a lot of time this morning, but I wanted to at least note how absolutely bewildering it is to me that Donald Trump continues to implore his followers to “read the transcript” when the document he’s referring to clearly demonstrates, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that military aid passed by Congress […]

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Sharpiegate takes yet another turn, illustrating the threat to both science and reality under the Trump administration

Remember how we were talking a few days ago about Trump and his sharpie, and how, instead of just owning up to his misstatement about the path of Hurricane Dorian, he’d doubled down, restating the lie that he’d been told that the hurricane was headed for Alabama, and holding up a crudely doctored weather map […]

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Liars on the Storm

This past Sunday, Donald Trump repeatedly said in public statements that Alabama was in the path of Hurricane Dorian. He tweeted it. He said it at the White House. And he said it during his visit to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. This, however, just wasn’t true. No one had forecast the hurricane making its […]

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