Category Archives: political campaigns

Fake news…in Kenya?

An excerpt from today’s “The Media Today”, produced by CJR.com: As votes near in Kenya and Germany, concerns over fake news have taken center stage. With Kenyans headed to the polls tomorrow in a closely contested race that pits current … Continue reading

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Spare me the wailing and gnashing of teeth about the Russians and our election, unless…

…you can show me evidence that the Russians and the Trump campaign successfully worked together to win him the White House. I want evidence. And so far no one has any. If the best you’ve got is that the Russians … Continue reading

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Chill out. Russian hackers did not change your vote.

It is a theme of the 2016 presidential election that will not go away: Russia’s ability — and perhaps with great success — to influence how Americans voted. Far-fetched? No way a foreign power could flip enough minds (and therefore … Continue reading

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READ THESE WORDS CAREFULLY: Top U.S. officials aware Russian government could blackmail Trump

In just 10 days, Donald Trump is going to become the next President of the United States. And there is unconfirmed — but apparently credible — evidence that he will become Commander-in-Chief knowing that the Kremlin has some salacious details … Continue reading

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You want Trump to win? The National Review says you’re going to be disappointed.

The National Review examines why Donald Trump had one chance to make this presidential election competitive. He blew it. And he’s not going to get a second chance. Indeed, I could simply say what most analysts think but are careful … Continue reading

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Any pretense of Republican unity was shattered on Wednesday night

If one of the most important goals of any national political convention is to ensure a message of unity going forward, then the Republican Party is in big trouble. Its internal friction about whether Donald Trump is a real Republican … Continue reading

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VOTE: Your reaction to Ted Cruz’s speech

Texas senator Ted Cruz did not endorse Donald Trump during his speech on Wednesday night to the Republican National Convention. What do you think?

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