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7 Tips for Telling Real News from Fake

[Also published at Huffington Post.] I’ve been hearing a lot lately from people who feel overwhelmed by all the drastically different news narratives fighting for their attention — especially, of course, the ones about Donald Trump. Real news? Fake news? How … Continue reading

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Americans Fear Refugees Because We’re Bad At Math

Add this to the list of disturbing reasons for America’s panic over refugees: fewer and fewer of us can do the basic math of calculating the true risk. But really, it’s not that hard — and understanding it is crucial to … Continue reading

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Is Bannon Just “Defending American Culture?” Without Immigration, It Wouldn’t Exist

[Also published at Huffington Post.] Some readers have challenged my assertion that Steve Bannon is an ethnic nationalist, on the premise that Bannon is just defending the Judeo-Christian culture that has helped make America what it is. I maintain that his … Continue reading

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President Bannon Wants to Make America an Ethnic Homeland

[Also published at Huffington Post.] As reporters dig into Steve Bannon’s past and present, it’s becoming clear that he’s perfectly aware we face virtually no threat from the carefully vetted refugees his Executive Order turns away, over the signature of his … Continue reading

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Putin Wins Simply by Showing That a Clown Can Be Elected President of the United States

(Also published at Huffington Post.) Is our next president a Russian agent? Because of Donald Trump’s relentless shilling for Vladimir Putin, that once unthinkable question is being asked seriously by major news outlets. To at least some degree, the answer, … Continue reading

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The 2 Reasons This Is the 1 Time We Needed the Electoral College

(Also published at Huffington Post.) I could hardly have been more shocked and disappointed that Donald Trump won the election. But I strongly opposed the idea of the Electoral College overturning the results. Certainly Trump seemed to fail the fundamental … Continue reading

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Skip the Gut Check, Democrats: The Problem Is Hiding in Plain Sight

(Also published at Huffington Post.) Following a shock loss to what looked like the worst presidential candidate in history, many Democrats are agonizing over what policies they need to change in order to win back voters. They needn’t bother: policy … Continue reading

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A letter to a friend who voted for Trump

Also published at Huffington Post. Dear _____________, We wouldn’t be friends if we didn’t see the best in each other. It’s because of that that I need you to help me understand what you just did. I know you’re not … Continue reading

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A Year of Trump: Awful at the Start, Worse Now

The other day I realized that I’m coming up on a year of writing about Donald Trump: His ignorance, racism, his narcissism, and — perhaps explaining it all — his disturbingly baby-like mouth. Here’s the collection (so far) at the Huffington Post: Here’s … Continue reading

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Baby Donald Just Needs His Bottle

[Also published at Huffington Post.] Just look at his mouth. It’s the mouth of a hungry baby, lips permanently pursed for a nipple. Now look at his hands. See how they flail about — they’re not just the size of baby … Continue reading

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