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The State of Objective Journalism and Democracy in Trump’s America

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By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — Since the early days of science and later objective journalism, we have known that reaching breakthroughs in knowledge is gained over time in fits and starts. A scientist, or a journalist for that matter, practicing the American invention of objective journalism, becomes immersed in the literature of a…

Gallup Poll: Trump’s Unpopularity Drives Public Favorability to Democrats

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By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — The shrinking popularity of President Donald Trump and the public pronouncements and policies of his administration are creating a boost for Democrats that could play out to their advantage going into the 2018 mid-term election cycle. A Gallup poll just released shows a significant increase in the American…

Comey: President Trump is a Liar Who Can’t Be Trusted

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By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald J. Trump is a liar who can’t be trusted and did not want the FBI director getting to the bottom of the investigation into Russian “meddling” in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, especially vis a vis his “satellite” associates, especially fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.…

Trump Faces Deepest Crisis of Presidency With Comey Memo

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The president may have obstructed justice in pressuring FBI director to drop Flynn investigation – By Chris Strohm and Steven T. Dennis – Bloomberg News – Donald Trump is facing the deepest crisis of his presidency after contents of a memo written by James Comey when he was FBI director surfaced Tuesday, alleging that the…

One Hundred Days and More of Trump Grief

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – Not since George W. Bush’s 100 day losing war with Iraq based on bad intel has America suffered such days of grief as the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency. For those who are too young to remember or who somehow rode out the Bush years…

Democratic Party’s Anti-Bernie Elites Maintain Power by Blaming Russia

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By Norman Solomon – After Hillary Clinton’s devastating loss nearly six months ago, her most powerful Democratic allies feared losing control of the party. Efforts to lip-sync economic populism while remaining closely tied to Wall Street had led to a catastrophic defeat. In the aftermath, the party’s progressive base — personified by Bernie Sanders —…

How We Are Going to Fund the New Free Press

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – Do you wake up in the morning, make the coffee, crank up your computer and look at your Facebook news feed and ever feel confused about what’s really going on in the world? Don’t feel bad. You are not alone. Rapid changes in technology over the past…

The Trump Story the Media Dare Not Utter

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The mainstream, corporate news media sacrificed democracy for ratings. By Thom Hartmann – AlterNet – The media are engaged in an orgy of navel-gazing about the Trump presidency, but they’re totally, utterly, absolutely, no-way-in-hell willing to gaze at their own navel. Did Russian hackers revealing that Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Donna Brazile had put their…

Evidence Emerges Disputing Russian Hacking US Election Story

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EDITOR’S NOTE: We have been following with interest all the stories claiming the Russians were behind the hacking and leaking of Democratic Party emails and claims that fake news stories about this impacted the U.S. presidential election, hurting Hillary Clinton and helping Donald Trump. We have already published several stories and columns viewing this story…

Looking Back on Tumultuous Year, 2016

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Connecting the Dots – By Glynn Wilson – What a year it has been. Whether you liked it and prospered or were horrified by some of the stories and events, it was a year to remember, even if many people would simply like to forget. To write a year in review column, I was looking…

Electoral College Revolt Yields More Defections from Clinton than Trump

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Donald Trump Affirmed as President With 304 Electoral College Votes – The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – After all the screeching and howling, sharing and protesting, weeping and gnashing of teeth, Donald J. Trump was affirmed as the 45th president of the United States on Monday with 304 Electoral College votes to Hillary…

President-Elect Donald Trump Ends ‘Thank You’ Tour in Mobile

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By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — Television celebrity president-elect Donald J. Trump ended his “victory tour” or “thank you tour” where his campaign took off 16 months ago, before an adoring crowd of average, working class “conservative” Republicans at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in the home town of Senator Jeff Sessions. When Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home…

What Cost Hillary Clinton the Election and Handed the Country to Trump?

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“As far as I’m concerned, it’s a damned shame that a field as potentially dynamic and vital as journalism should be overrun with dullards, bums, and hacks, hag-ridden with myopia, apathy, and complacence, and generally stuck in a bog of stagnant mediocrity.” — Hunter S. Thompson By Glynn Wilson – Allow me to give fools…