Articles of Interest
September 15, 2016, 3:19pm

One of the mental traps that we all fall into, journalists included, is to perceive politics through narratives.

President Gerald Ford had been a star football player, yet somehow we in the media developed a narrative of him as a … Read more »

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September 13, 2016, 8:37pm

By Binyamin Appelbaum – The New York Times.

A housing development in Santa Clarita, north of Los Angeles. CreditMonica Almeida/The New York Times 

WASHINGTON — Americans last year reaped the largest economic gains in nearly a generation as poverty

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September 13, 2016, 11:19am

By Timothy Egan

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Donald J. Trump supporters in Tampa, Fla. on Wednesday. Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times

 

Are you smarter than an immigrant? Can you name, say, all three branches of government or a single Supreme Court justice? … Read more »

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September 12, 2016, 6:27pm

By Charles M. Blow – The New York Times.

Let’s get straight to it: Hillary Clinton’s comments Friday at a fund-raiser that half of Donald Trump’s supporters could be put in a “basket of deplorables” wasn’t a smart political play.… Read more »

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September 09, 2016, 3:23pm

By Paul Krugman – The New York Times.

The last month has been a disgraceful time for the news media, with headline after headline, news report after news report on supposed Clinton scandals that were obvious nothingburgers — as the … Read more »

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September 07, 2016, 11:39am

By Paul Waldman – Washington Post.

This article contains a video – and is best viewed by clicking here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2016/09/05/trumps-history-of-corruption-is-mind-boggling-so-why-is-clinton-supposedly-the-corrupt-one/?utm_term=.374c4d1a3dab… Read more »

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September 05, 2016, 2:22pm

By Paul Krugman – The New York Times.

Americans of a certain age who follow politics and policy closely still have vivid memories of the 2000 election — bad memories, and not just because the man who lost the popular … Read more »

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September 05, 2016, 11:50am

By Philip Bump – The Washington Post.

Melania Trump, wife of Donald Trump, waves as she arrives to speak at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on July 18. (Mike Segar/Reuters)

Donald Trump’s immigration position is, at its heart, fairly … Read more »

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September 05, 2016, 11:48am

By Justin Gillis – The New York Times.

NORFOLK, Va. — Huge vertical rulers are sprouting beside low spots in the streets here, so people can judge if the tidal floods that increasingly inundate their roads are too deep to … Read more »

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September 05, 2016, 11:44am

By Charles M. Blow – The New York Times.

So, after weeks of preaching his sinister sermon of black pathology to mostly white audiences as part of his utterly fake “black outreach” — which is in fact the effort of … Read more »

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