Hillary Clinton’s Imaginary Russian Assets

Oct 21, 2019

For many Americans — both Republican and Democrat — the drama of 2016 consisted of deciding not so much who to vote for, but rather who to vote against, and how. There were basically two ways to handle the “how.” You could abstain or vote for the candidate of the other party you would...

Facts Speak Louder Than Words

Oct 18, 2019

The impeachment narrative is going well at the moment. The Democrats in the House of Representatives are making daily headlines about both substance and process. They throw in a few Ukraine facts and witnesses that support the narrative and move on to the next process issue, resisted...

Is Trump’s Impeachment Bound to Backfire?

Sep 27, 2019

After months of grappling with the issue of whether US President Donald Trump should be impeached, on September 24, House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi formally launched an impeachment inquiry. Pelosi had stayed clear of impeachment talks even after earlier this March Special Counsel Robert Mueller...

Is the Phrase “Moral Authority” an Oxymoron in the World of Politics?

Sep 20, 2019

When John Bolton resigned (or was fired) a little over a week ago, the media in the US lost a recognizable, well-branded, political and ideological mustache. President Donald Trump has now replaced his media-friendly, saber-rattling, “give me war or give me death (i.e., fire me)” national...

NY Times Editors Reveal How They Create Stories to Avoid News

Aug 26, 2019

Known as “The Gray Lady,” The New York Times has a global reputation for seriousness and objectivity. That is the brand it built. Like all brands, it reassures because of its endurance, inspiring trust. But well-established trust can lead to the abuse of trust. And like most modern...

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