Media Cowardice and the Collusion Hoax - WSJ

To many hack commentators, “conspiracy theory” has become a term used to make certain kinds of implicit and explicit cooperation unacknowledgeable.…

Disinfecting Journalistic Ethics - WSJ

#Politics #U.S.A.

I finally read the lengthy transcript of President Trump’s April 23 press conference but it turned out to be unnecessary.…

Deutschland: Extremisten wollen den Staat unterhöhlen

#Deutschland #Die Linke

In Deutschland ist die Hälfte der Bevölkerung der Ansicht, dass der Kapitalismus mehr schade als nütze. In diese Kerbe hauen Formulierungen von Politikern wie «Reiche erschiessen» oder der erneut offen geäusserte Zweifel an der DDR als «Unrechtsstaat».…

FLASHBACK: Let’s Take A Look At How The Press Covered Trump’s China Travel Ban | The Daily Caller

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Media outlets bashed President Donald Trump back in January after he implemented a travel ban from China because of the novel coronavirus – a move that many other countries have now followed.…

President Donald J. MacGuffin - WSJ

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Is he a disease or a cure? Like him or hate him, there’s tons of spilled ink trying to assess President Trump’s governing style. To me, the key to understanding Trumpism is remembering why he was elected.…

The State of the Democrats - WSJ

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Donald Trump visited Congress this week to declare the state of the union “stronger than ever before.” Speaker Nancy Pelosi concluded the evening by highlighting the state of the Democratic Party: Intensely—perhaps fatally—divided.…

Who Is Kevin Clinesmith? - WSJ

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It was an almost unbelievable story—fit for a spy novel, and among the most disturbing and consequential allegations of governmental abuse in recent history. The alleged abuse went right to the heart of our ability to participate in free and fair elections. But much of the U.S.…

After the Tragic Wildfires: History is Rewritten or Forgotten

#Global Warming

The infernos of January 2020 will be remembered for destroying so much of southeastern Australia. I weep for the burns’ victims. So many people and so much wildlife in so much pain.…

Everyone Knows Memory Fails as You Age. But Everyone Is Wrong. - The New York Times

I’m 62 years old as I write this. Like many of my friends, I forget names that I used to be able to conjure up effortlessly. When packing my suitcase for a trip, I walk to the hall closet and by the time I get there, I don’t remember what I came for.…