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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Story of the Week: House Gun Sit-In

On Wednesday , a group of House Democrats staged something new: a sit-in to protest a lack of action on gun control. The 25-hour occupation caught the attention of social media. By sitting in, were the Democrats standing up for something that most Americans support - or was it a time-...
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