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Donna Brazile’s 2016 claims are political catnip for media

Donna Brazile, the head of the Democratic National Committee in the final days of the 2016 presidential campaign, is making blockbuster charges in her new book that are causing the political media world to gasp. Brazile’s book, Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House, is […]

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Media still don’t get ‘What Happened’ to Hillary Clinton in 2016 election

Judging by the reactions and judgment of many (mostly white and male) members of the media about What Happened, Hillary Clinton’s book about the 2016 campaign, the former Democratic nominee is supposed to just fade into oblivion. Instead, Clinton is showing the world what she’s always been: whip-smart, well-spoken, and able to distill politics to […]

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The real danger of ‘post-truth’ fake news

A recent incident at a Washington, D.C., pizza restaurant shows how the continued lies of Donald Trump and his allies are putting people’s lives in danger. A North Carolina man said he had “read online” about child sex slaves being kept in the basement of a Washington, D.C., pizza parlor. Oh, and the whole thing […]

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Why media failed so badly in 2016 election, and why they’re still failing

The election was horrible, the coverage was worse, and the outcome was unbelievable. Yet here we are, soon after being served up an orange turkey on a Thanksgiving platter, and the traditional media still haven’t learned their lesson. We waded through nonstop screaming coverage of Hillary Clinton’s emails on every channel and every inch of […]

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Trump awakens a sleeping giant — on the left

The results of the election were discouraging, depressing, maddening, and downright scary for progressives across the country. Actually, not just for progressives. For women everywhere. For Muslims. For immigrants. For people of color. For LGBT folks. For anyone who falls outside Trumpland and the viewpoints of Steve Bannon, the CEO of Donald Trump’s campaign who […]

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Election 2016 aftermath: Where does America go from here?

The losing side in an election often asks itself such a soul-searching question the morning after experiencing a devastating loss. And make no mistake: The election of Donald J. Trump is a devastating loss for America. As of this writing, ballots were still being counted. And although Trump won the Electoral College, Hillary Clinton is […]

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The most over-covered news stories of the 2016 election

It’s almost Election Day, and it can’t come a moment too soon. For 20 months, we’ve been inundated with nonstop cable news coverage, a never-ending stream of Donald Trump rallies, endless stories about trivial matters, pontificating pundits, “breaking news” that isn’t, parsed polls, unskewed polls, nothing-burger scandals, and so much more. What a relief it […]

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Need a laugh? 2016 election memes to carry us through

As awful as this election as been (and boy, has it been awful), it also has brought us memorable phrases, memes, and tweets that cracked us up, made us bang our heads against our desks, and caused innumerable face-palms. We’ve seen countless jokes and images of Donald Trump’s hair, often with the words, “We shall […]

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Why Hillary Clinton will succeed as president: She listens

When you think of Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail, chances are you think of her at a scene like the one above. In a diner or a cafe. In someone’s living room or kitchen. In a small group or on a small stage. Around a table, taking people’s questions and listening to people’s concerns. […]

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#NastyWomen will ensure YUUUGE Hillary Clinton victory

Donald Trump is going to regret referring to the next president of the United States as a nasty woman. Of all of the insults he delivered and the lies he told at the third and final (thank you, Jesus) presidential debate, his flippant “Such a nasty woman” was his lowest comment of the night. Especially […]

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