Politics and Public Life

The Cause of Fake News Has Been Discovered (It’s Not What You Think)

During the 2016 election, radio host Ira Glass interviewed his Uncle Lenny, an 81-year-old retired plastic surgeon who gets all his news from conservative outlets. During the interview Uncle Lenny made several, um, audacious claims about President Obama. Uncle Lenny started by boldly declaring that Obama has “played more rounds of golf than any president [ Read More ]

To Anyone Who Thinks Antifa is Good for America

The demonstrations and protests in recent months and weeks have called attention not just to right-wing extremists but also to heavily-armed anti-fascist groups and individuals who engaged in sometimes-violent counter-protests. Anti-fascists groups are not new to the political scene, having engaged in mob violence in Berkley, CA and whose threats caused the cancellation or disruption [ Read More ]