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The thing about the Big Lie

I’ve always loved the metaphor of the Wizard of Oz where, after the Wizard has been unmasked, we can see the mechanics of his deception. That takes the power out of it. You would think that by now, in 2020, … Continue reading

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A Look at Propaganda in Action: Trump’s decision to punish the World Health Organization.

I got an email the other from an old friend of my bother’s, a big conservative and fanatical Trump supporter. He doesn’t usually include me in his email circulars, because he knows what my position is. But I thought, okay, … Continue reading

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Trump’s Justification for the Border Wall: Propaganda in Action

Yesterday we were talking about what would be involved in actually enforcing a border wall between the United States and Mexico. Today, I want to highlight an interesting article from Michael Cohen of the Boston Globe, entitled “On Immigration: Trump’s … Continue reading

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If you want to see Propaganda in Action, just watch the RNC

If you want to see propaganda in action, you couldn’t find a much better example than this week’s Republican convention. The convention has stoked two of people’s primary emotions: fear and rage. The Days of Fear I already wrote the … Continue reading

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Why are Republicans so Fixated on the Phrase ‘Radical Islamic Terrorist?’

One of the questions that arises in the wake of yesterday’s pronouncement by Donald Drumpf that President Obama should resign because he hadn’t called the mass murder at Orlando Pulse “radical Islamic terrorism” is, why is this so important to … Continue reading

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On the Wizard of Oz

Back in 2005, the University of Chicago economist Steven Levitt and New York Times journalist Stephen J. Dubner published a book called “Freakonomics.” The book has been described as attempt to meld together pop culture with economics. By 2009 it … Continue reading

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Shameful Rhetoric, NYC Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association

It was just before Christmas so it may have gone unnoticed, but Pat Lynch, the President of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association claimed that NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio had “blood on his hands” for the gangland style execution of NYC … Continue reading

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