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Trump conference 10-16-19

Trump: It’s not our border. Terrorists: Since when did terrorists care about borders?

By Rob F | October 17, 2019

In what is perhaps the single dumbest statement from a man who makes many...

Democratic debate 10-15-19

Democrats need to be careful that attacks on billionaires aren’t seen as an attack on capitalism and success

By Rob F | October 16, 2019

In last night’s Democratic debate, Elizabeth Warren got one of the loudest rounds of...

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What Flat-Earthers (and other conspiracy theories) Tell Us About Modern Society

By Rob F | May 7, 2019

When you hear that people believe the world’s flat, your first thought might be,...

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What is the Center 80?

By Rob F | March 21, 2019

What is the “Center 80”?  It represents that large majority of centrist Americans that...

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The Challenge for America is on Display at the Country Music Hall of Fame

By Rob F | February 28, 2019

My wife was working in Nashville, meeting a client, and bought me a ticket...

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Why Climate Scientists are Motivated to Disprove not Support the Consensus: Personal agendas beat political agendas every time

By Rob F | February 16, 2019

I try really hard to understand multiple positions on debates. In fact, I argue...

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The power of compassion: Why it needs to be the foundation of our approach

By Rob F | February 3, 2019

Tell someone that compassion is what we need most today, and they’ll probably label...

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Why Trump’s border speech backfired

By Rob F | January 18, 2019

To bolster flagging support for shutting down the government over border wall funding, Trump...

News

Democrats, Avoid the Robot Rabbit Hole

October 17, 2019

One of the less discussed parts of Tuesday’s Democratic debate was the exchange that took place over automation and how to deal with it....

God Is Now Trump’s Co-Conspirator

October 14, 2019

Listening to the speech William Barr, the attorney general, gave last week at the University of Notre Dame Law School, I found myself thinking...

Luckily, Trump Is an Unstable Non-Genius

October 10, 2019

The surprising thing about the constitutional crisis we’re now facing is that it took so long to happen. It was obvious from early on...

The Education of Fanatical Centrists

October 7, 2019

It’s hard to believe that barely three weeks have passed since Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, issued a mysterious subpoena...

Here Comes the Trump Slump

October 3, 2019

When he isn’t raving about how the deep state is conspiring against him, Donald Trump loves to boast about the economy, claiming to have...

Warren Versus the Petty Plutocrats

September 30, 2019

Remember when pundits used to argue that Elizabeth Warren wasn’t likable enough to be president? It was always a lazy take, with a strong...

Impeaching Trump Is Good for the Economy

September 26, 2019

If there’s one thing the tweeter in chief believes, it is that what’s good for Donald Trump is good for America. A little over...

The Winners and Losers of the Latest Trump Scandal

September 24, 2019

This article is part of Paul Krugman’s newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it each weekday. Only 11 days have passed since...

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