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Trump vs. the “Deep State”

2018-05-16T04:56:17+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Categories: News, Uncategorized|Tags: |

How the Administration’s loyalists are quietly reshaping American governance. Midway through its second year, Trump’s White House is at war within and without, racing to banish the “disloyals” and to beat back threatening information. Bit by bit, the White House is becoming Trump’s Emerald City: isolated, fortified against nonbelievers, entranced by its mythmaker, and constantly

The Psychology Of Fake News

2018-03-29T04:27:56+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Categories: Media, News, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

In a paper published in March in the journal Science, David Lazer, Matthew Baum and 14 co-authors consider what we do and don't know about the science of fake news. They define fake news as "fabricated information that mimics news media content in form but not in organizational process or intent," and they go on to discuss problems

Trump, Flush With Power

2018-03-20T15:11:46+00:00 March 18th, 2018|Categories: News, Uncategorized|

We’ve always known Trump makes stuff up. But now he has stopped bothering to pretend that he doesn’t. Truthful hyperbole is out. Outlandish fabrication is in. Trump began bragging to Republicans at a private fund-raiser in St. Louis Wednesday: Oh, get a load of this trade stuff I made up to outfox that fox, Justin Trudeau.

What ‘Law and Order’ Means to Trump

2018-03-18T06:31:03+00:00 March 18th, 2018|Categories: News, Uncategorized|

Donald Trump is not subtle. While normal political language functions through implication and indirection, Mr. Trump luxuriates in saying the quiet part loud. But in doing so, Mr. Trump exposes what drives the politics of the movement he commands. That is most evident in the way he talks about crime and punishment. nyti.ms/2GBJMYT

A President Tests His Own Credibility

2018-03-18T06:32:47+00:00 March 18th, 2018|Categories: News, Uncategorized|

WASHINGTON — When President Trump told donors at a fund-raiser this past week that he had invented a fact during a conversation with Canada’s prime minister, the surprise was not that America’s leader makes things up, but that he openly admitted it. nyti.ms/2GBFf8P

U.S. blames Russia for cyber attacks on energy grid

2018-03-16T07:01:35+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Categories: News, Uncategorized|

The Trump administration on Thursday blamed the Russian government for a campaign of cyber attacks stretching back at least two years that targeted the U.S. power grid, marking the first time the United States has publicly accused Moscow of hacking into American energy infrastructure. — Read on mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1GR2G3