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The rise of the new KKK

In this era of a soon-to-be President Donald Trump, my profession has a lot to answer for. Journalists who should know better covered the email controversy that engulfed Hillary Clinton’s campaign as if it were a scandal akin to Watergate, helping to drive up her negative ratings and doom her … Click here to continue --->

Who is ‘rigging’ the vote? GOP

As if he hadn’t already broken just about every rule of conventional politics (and common decency), Donald Trump decided at the last debate to plow through a guardrail of American democracy that has stood since the Civil War. In the final face-to-face encounter with Hillary Clinton, he refused to … Click here to continue --->

Trump’s record with wives

Down the rabbit hole we go, curiouser and curiouser. Donald Trump followed his pathetic performance in the first one-on-one debate with Hillary Clinton with a series of abusive taunts of a former beauty queen, an insistence that polls show him “winning” the debate (none that I’ve seen) and a … Click here to continue --->

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Trump’s voters want white privilege

For months now, we’ve heard about an angry and anxious electorate, depressed by stagnant wages, furious about a “rigged” economic system, uncertain about the future for their children and grandchildren. That analysis supposedly explained Bernie Sanders’ surprisingly strong showing in the … Click here to continue --->

ITT Tech shows perils of for-profit

The news left tens of thousands of students stunned: Just as the fall semester was starting, ITT Technical Institute, one of the nation’s largest chains of for-profit colleges, shut down all its campuses, stranding some would-be graduates a few months shy of a diploma. As wrenching as the … Click here to continue --->