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What does objectivity mean in the Trump era?

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Inflation Hits 9.1%

The CPI has hit yet another four-decade high.

Elon Musk Buys Twitter

It’s happened. What does it mean?

Voters in Sour Mood Ahead of Midterms

The polls do not bode well for Democrats.

A Reminder of the Gutless and Feckless

A number of GOP politicians criticized Trump over 1/6 and some resigned.

President Joe Biden, joined by Vice President Kamala Harris, delivers remarks on the COVID-19 National Month of Action on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden, joined by Vice President Kamala Harris, delivers remarks on the COVID-19 National Month of Action on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden Administration Urges Businesses to Comply with Vaccine Mandates Despite Judicial Stay

Resolving the legal issues will take time we don’t have.

$4 Trillion for Dignity?

The Democrats are apparently selling their omnibus spending package the wrong way.

Porn Site OnlyFans Bans Porn

Making sense of a weird story.

US Births Drop Sixth Year Straight

We’re at the lowest rate in generations.

Corporate Politics in Georgia

The GA GOP is butting heads with corporations over HB202

Lou Dobbs Canceled

Fox Business has abruptly sidelined its most popular host.

Biden’s Executive Order Frenzy

The 46th President has been busy signing proclamations signaling a new direction.

Janet Yellen Biden’s Treasury Secretary Pick

Another unassailable if boring cabinet choice.

How Confident Should We Be in the Polls?

Two prominent media pollsters are hedging their bets.

Majority Think Trump and Biden Mentally Unfit

The two oldest major party nominees in American history are not inspiring great confidence.

Harris’ VP Chances Redux Redux

An ambitious veepable. What a concept!

I Have Seen the Future of Work and it Sucks

A world in which we’re all contractors is a dystopian utopia.

A Timeline of Denial and Incompetence

A non-exhaustive tour of Trump’s utterances on the pandemic since January.

Shepard Smith to Anchor CNBC Newscast

The longtime Fox News host has re-emerged at an unusual spot.

Brooks Brothers Bankrupt

The venerable apparel company is having a hard go of it.

President Donald J. Trump boards Marine One at Joint Base Andrews, Md., just after midnight Sunday, June 21, 2020, for his flight back to the White House following his trip to Tulsa, Okla. President Donald J. Trump boards Marine One at Joint Base Andrews, Md., just after midnight Sunday, June 21, 2020, for his flight back to the White House following his trip to Tulsa, Okla.

Trump to Ignore New Jersey Quarantine Order

A case where the rules probably shouldn’t apply to the President.

WHO Says Limit Alcohol Consumption During Pandemic

Next thing you know, they’ll tell us to eat vegetables.

Art Laffer has a Plan for the Economy

It would be laughable, but the White House might be interested.

Wisconsin’s Election Mess

The state is voting during the high point of a global pandemic because Republicans forced it.

President Donald J. Trump, joined by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, left, and Attorney General William Barr, displays his signature after signing an Executive Order to Prevent Hoarding and Price Gouging, Monday, March 23, 2020, in the Oval Office of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) President Donald J. Trump, joined by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, left, and Attorney General William Barr, displays his signature after signing an Executive Order to Prevent Hoarding and Price Gouging, Monday, March 23, 2020, in the Oval Office of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

The Magical Thinking Presidency

Trump’s approach from the beginning has been reality-denying. It makes it difficult to take anything the administration proposed seriously.

COVID-19 and the Trump Administration

The administration’s handling underscores its poor governance skills (and the degree to which it doesn’t matter to supporters).

Mike Bloomberg Reconsidering Decision Not To Run For President?

Michael Bloomberg is reportedly reconsidering his decision not to run for President.

Pressure Continues On Mike Pompeo To Run For Senate In Kansas

Republicans from around the country want Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to run for Senate in Kansas. Because they’re afraid they can’t win without him.

Trump Is Worried About The Economy And 2020. He Should Be.

The Trump Administration and 2020 campaign are clearly worried about the state of the economy. They should be, because it could be the one thing that dooms his re-election chances.

Trump Promised To Bring Jobs Back To America. It’s Not Happening.

As a candidate, Donald Trump promised to bring jobs back to the United States, especially manufacturing jobs. It hasn’t worked out that way.

Economic Growth Slows But Shows No Signs Of Entering Recession Territory

The economy slowed somewhat during the second three months of 2019, but the economic recovery still looks strong as we head into the 122nd month of positive growth.

Is Wilbur Ross Trump’s Next Target?

After the census debacle, some reports indicate that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross may be next on President Trump’s chopping block.

Ross Perot, Presidential Spoiler, Dead at 89

The independent who upended the 1992 Presidential race has passed.

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Jeffrey Epstein and Guilt by Association

A weird media narrative has formed.

Are Our Critics and Commentators too White?

Should the pundit class look more like America?

June Jobs Numbers Bust Past Expectations But Uncertainty Remains

June’s jobs report brought in stronger than expected numbers but the fact that these numbers have not been consistent all year makes one wonder what the state of the economy really is.

First Democratic Debate Sets Viewership Record

The first Democratic debate drew record numbers on both nights.

White House Aides Asked Navy To ‘Hide’ USS John McCain During Trump Visit

White House aides asked the Navy to keep the USS John McCain “out of sight” while the President visited a Navy base in Japan earlier this week.

Trump Set To Place Tariffs On Another $540 Billion Of Chinese Goods

The Trump Administration is proposing another round of tariffs on even more Chinese goods.

April Jobs Report Brings Higher Than Expected Jobs Growth

Jobs Growth in April was much higher than expected, seemingly putting to rest for now fears that the economy might be slowing.

Secret Service Chief Out as Part of DHS Shakeup

The tumultuous turnover at the top of the Trump team is too much.

Stephen Moore is a Terrible Choice for the Fed

Only the best people, dontcha know.

It Sure Looks Like Beto O’Rourke Is Running For President

Beto O’Rourke hasn’t officially said that he’s running for President, but he’s certainly sending all the signals you’d expect from a Presidential candidate.

On Personal Liberty And Vaccination

Mandatory vaccination laws raise personal liberty issues that ought to be taken seriously, but in the end, public health concerns weigh heavily in favor of laws mandating vaccination.

DNC Excludes Fox News From Hosting A 2020 Primary Debate

As it has since 2007, the Democratic National Committee is barring Fox News from hosting a debate featuring the party’s candidates for President.

Economic Growth Slows In Final Quarter Of 2018

Economic growth slowed significantly in the fourth quarter of 2018 from where it had been earlier in the year. And it’s likely to slow down even more.

Howard Schultz’s Seinfeldesque Campaign About Nothing

Based on his appearance on CNN last night, Howard Schultz appears to be running a campaign about nothing.

Let Them Eat Bridge Loans

The Trump Administration either doesn’t realize the impact the shutdown is having on Federal workers who haven’t been paid in a month, or it doesn’t care.

December Jobs Report Blows Past Expectations

December’s Jobs Report blew past expectations to show more than 300,000 jobs created.