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Media bias chart is not helpful

Image attribution from “The American Journalist in the Digital Age” The Ad Fontes Media bias chart, often referred to as “the chart,” is not particularly helpful. The chart seeks to show where the major media outlets, publications, or websites land on the spectrum of left to right, or liberal to conservative. It also ranks them […]

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Jimmy Carter at 96 — an ‘old school’ Democrat

Today (October 1) Jimmy Carter turns 96. We’ve only had two Democrat presidents since him, but much has changed about his party since 1981, when he stepped down and was replaced by Ronald Reagan. I finished reading Jimmy Carter’s White House Diary a couple years ago. I had read Ronald Reagan’s Diary about his time […]

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NYT piece is disgraceful

I’m reading through one of The New York Times articles on Trump’s tax returns. It is full of editorializing and innuendo. It’s unethical for a newspaper that claims to be objective. It would be OK if HuffPost wrote this way because it doesn’t claim to be objective, but it’s not OK for The New York […]

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Trump quotes you probably never heard

“There is an old phrase you hardly ever hear anymore: ‘Made in America.’ We will start saying this again.” “We love people coming in, but not illegally.” “The fact is, we are overregulated. People can’t move. They are stymied. We are overregulated. Companies can’t be built.” “Now we are going to open the gates to […]

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COVID-19 proves Trump was right

Warning: this column is not about President Donald Trump’s personality. There’s been enough ink spilled — or breath wasted — on that. It’s going to be about his policies. When Donald Trump first started running for president, I didn’t quite understand his appeal. As a conservative, I didn’t see how he fit into the traditional […]