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#ClimateChange emerges as top issue for Democrats in 2020

We’ve come a long way from “It’s the economy, stupid.” A new CNN poll conducted by research firm SSRS shows that 96 percent of registered Democrats list climate change as a very or somewhat important issue when evaluating potential presidential candidates. If the 2018 midterm election was about health care, 2020 may hinge on what […]

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GOP hits new low with hysteria against Syrian refugees

To score cheap political points after the terrorist attacks in Paris by the Islamic State, Republicans across the country, from governors to those in Congress to several running for president, are trying to gin up fears against refugees trying to get into America to escape oppression elsewhere. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder started the ball rolling […]

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Obama didn’t go to Paris? Quelle horreur!

The latest OUTRAGE on the right and in the media seems to be the fact that President Obama didn’t fly to Paris to take part in the group of other world leaders in the midst of a million-plus person march to show solidarity in face of the terrorist attacks against the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo […]

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Too late, but media backtracks on Ebola hysteria

Irony, thy name is CNN. After weeks of all-Ebola, all-the-time coverage on cable news channels, some cooler heads are starting to realize the news channels were more than a little over the top in their reporting. “Ebola hysteria: An epic, epidemic overreaction,” claimed the headline on CNN.com. In an interview with CNN commentator and legal […]

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Excellent — and horrible — media work about Ferguson

Often your take on the news depends on how you get your news. If you stick to ideology-driven websites, Twitter feeds, and news media, your view of today’s stories are going to be skewed. It’s certainly true on the right; it’s even partially true on the left. That’s why the coverage of the events over […]

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No, CNN, space aliens didn’t take down Flight 370

It might be overkill to poke more fun at CNN for the network’s over-the-top coverage of the missing Malaysian jetliner. Yet when the cable news station pulls something like this, it’s too hard to resist. CNN has been the brunt of many well-deserved jokes over the last two months since the flight went missing on […]

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Sure, they’ve got to fill 24 hours of “news,” but …

You wonder how long the cable news channels can sustain their endless coverage of the disappearance of Malaysian flight MH370. It’s a tragedy for those with family members or loved ones on board, and I don’t want to minimize that. But we really don’t know any more now than we did when the flight went […]

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