VP Debate Performance

The first and only vice presidential debate of the 2016 election took place Tuesday night between Mike Pence and Tim Kaine. While there were the usual differences in coverage, there was some agreement. Everyone seemed to agree that Democrat Tim Kaine put some people off with his frequent...
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Black Lives, Blue Lives Part IV: Resolutions

The issue of police brutality doesn’t have to be a subject that divides us. As discussed in parts I , II and III of this four-part series, we don’t have to choose between supporting police officers and defending abused minorities. Not only is it possible to talk about police brutality...
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Deplorables?

At a fundraiser Friday night, Hillary Clinton said, "You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the ‘basket of deplorables'… Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic — you name it.” Several days later, this...
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A Study in Contrasts: Presidential Race Polling Coverage

Contradictory media coverage is never more apparent than in an election year, and the biases on each side of the news spectrum get stronger the closer we get to November. This is a season when even the “hard numbers” of polling statistics are described in strikingly different ways, as we...
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Is alt-right all right?

A few days ago, on the campaign trail, Hillary Clinton gave a speech describing the alt-right as an "emerging racist ideology” and linking it to Donald Trump's campaign. This is after Stephen Bannon, chairman of Breitbart News Network, was brought in to run the Trump campaign. Bannon has...
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Trump’s Economic Plan + Other Media Contrasts This Week

This was one of those weeks when sources on the Left, Right, and Center have largely focused on entirely different stories. For example, while the Left has been talking about Trump’s campaign woes and the J ustice Department’s findings of bias in the Baltimore Police Department , the...
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Story of the Week: Trump Implosion or Media Mania

It hasn’t been a good week for Donald Trump in the polls or in the media. Today, NPR.com reported that “some (anonymous) Republicans have told reporters they are discussing a Plan B, or a ‘Break Glass’ contingency plan to replace Trump at the top of their ticket” and added that this is...
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Black Lives, Blue Lives: Truth on Both Sides, Part I

Read Parts II , III and IV Lately the media has seemed inundated with reports of alleged police brutality. Now, the recent murders of policemen in Dallas and Baton Rouge add another wrinkle to this grave issue. Demonstrations against police racism vie against rallies to support slain...
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Story of the Week: The Democratic Convention

If you were an alien dropped from outer space to the U.S. last week and you watched the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, you might assume these conventions have been discussing two different countries entirely. You might even decide there are two different Donald Trumps and...
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