Category Archives: Politics

The Trump Standard: Inequity Claims Dominate the Discourse

On the September 16th edition of NPR’s “On the Media,” acting host Bob Garfield opened the show with a recording of Hillary Clinton’s now infamous “basket of deplorables” comment. Offering his own commentary, Garfield said “sure, [Trump] has built his entire campaign on disparagement, but

Donald Trump Addressed Obama’s Citizenship – And Twitter Erupted

Yesterday, following an article by the Washington Post’s Robert Costa, the Donald Trump campaign said it would make a “major announcement” at his newest property on Friday – Washington, D.C.’s Trump International Hotel. Trump spokesman Jason Miller announced, as well, that the Republican candidate believed that

Trigger Warning: The Social Justice War in the Op-Ed Section

The issue of trigger warnings and safe spaces on college campuses has become the center of national attention in response to the University of Chicago welcome letter. The letter condemns both trigger warnings and safe spaces in the name of “commitment to freedom of inquiry and

Battleground Media 2016: The Trump Card

This story is the second in a three-part series, Battleground Media 2016. This series covers the Presidential candidates’ relationships with the media. Part one in the series focused on Hillary Clinton and part three will look at Jill Stein and Gary Johnson.  The Donald Trump

Donald Trump and Fair Coverage

“I’m not running against Crooked Hillary [Clinton], I’m running against the crooked media,” Trump said at a rally in Fairfield, Conn on August 13th. “That’s what I’m running against. I’m not running against Crooked Hillary.” From the beginning of this election cycle, Trump surrogates and

Analysis: A Tale of Two Interviewers

Last Thursday morning, Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson was asked a relatively routine question about how he would deal with the crisis in the Syrian city of Aleppo if elected. His answer was a gaffe that echoed around the world: “And what is Aleppo?” “I

Commission on Presidential Debates Announces 2016 Moderators

The Commission on Presidential Debates announced the moderators and formats of the presidential and vice presidential debates on Friday. The moderators will be NBC’s Lester Holt, CBS’ Elaine Quijano, CNN’s Anderson Cooper, ABC’s Martha Raddatz, and Fox News’ Chris Wallace. Lester Holt will kick off