Wouldn’t it be great if:
There were a lapel pin you could wear that simply meant Black Lives Matter.
Everyone could wear it. All races.
Read this article by Joan Walsh on The Nation about how badly the press is covering Donald Trump’s racism.
Clinton’s great speech on Trump’s racism wouldn’t have been necessary if the press were doing their job.
At least 40% of Americans say they’ll going to vote for Trump.
That’s a big story that needs to be covered. A phenomenon I want to understand. Another elephant in the room.
The domination of the web by Facebook is just as much a problem for bloggers as it is for journalists. Fact.
People want to read stuff in Facebook, they do — it’s great, but when our stuff appears there, the links to pages on the web…
I was wondering the same thing, why do we care more about death in Paris than we do about death in Beirut, and is it acceptable?
First, a life is a life. A French life is worth exactly as much as a Lebanese life.
The press must treat Trump like a real candidate.
Use all the metrics, regardless of whether you feel his supporters will care. That’s not even an interesting question, because until you report it, you can’t know.
Did Facebook tilt the news?
Top-line: I think it’s pretty unlikely.
But whether they did or didn’t, though, it points to how unwise it is to trust one big company with the flow of news. And…
Here’s how I got there.
First, we are as damaged by the war in Iraq as Iraq is.
What we lost — our sense of invincibility. People of my generation already had lost it, through the Vietnam War. But there’s a new generation that…
Nate says don’t count on the Electoral College saving us. Good point. The latest polls show the race narrowing.
And even worse, Trump now can read off a teleprompter without sacrificing quality. Which means writers can create for his medium. And worse it shows…
3-minute podcast with a simple idea.
Let’s go to a baseball game, or a football game or basketball, it doesn’t matter, and when they play the national anthem, with great love of country, stay seated in a moment of reflection on what makes our…