“Fake News” and Social Media Reaction

I’ve been seeing a great deal of social media shares declaring how “Don Lemon stormed off the set” when someone called a segment “fake news.” This “storming” was, alternatively, cheered and condemned by partisans looking to score points in the culture war. Frankly, there are days when I think progressives and reactionaries deserve each other…

Paying for News

My post on February 2, entitled #resist laid out some of the ways I plan to resist the current political shift in our culture. One method I chose to pursue was paying for news. Achievement Unlocked. This past week my wife and I spoke and agreed to get a digital-only subscription to the Washington Post….

The Donkey and the Elephant

Throughout this primary season I’ve heard many cries of the system being “hijacked” and “undemocratic” and “not following the will of the people” from my friends who are more left of center on the political spectrum. In some respects, I can understand. I agree the DNC wanted to hold a coronation, rather than have a…