NBC has something going for it in defending an attack on its station licenses, however. The FCC historically couldn’t care less about ‘serving the public interest’, the mission under which the licenses are issued. Read more →
There’s nothing particularly surprising about President Donald Trump’s rejection of a White House statement praising the late Sen. John McCain on Saturday. What’s surprising is people expected something different. Read more →
If there’s one radio listener complaint that’s as predictable as rain, referring to the person in the Oval Office as ‘President’ or ‘Mr.’ is it. Read more →
USA Today isn’t exactly the official paper of bomb-throwing Socialists. Neither does it have the journalistic heft of the Washington Post or New York Times. So there’s plenty of reasons for those who want to ignore its editorial today to ignore it, if they so choose. Read more →
Three days after someone bombed out the imam’s office at the Bloomington’s Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center with an improvised explosive device, the White House is weighing in. Read more →
David Brooks, the New York Times columnist, has never been on the Donald Trump bandwagon. Nonetheless, the more conservative (for the Times) columnist’s essay today is a bit stunning if only for the headline one doesn’t usually read about a sitting president of the United States.
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The move comes primarily on the recommendation of Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, who objected to the fact James Comey closed the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, according to his letter released today.
Obviously, this is a developing story, but it seems like an appropriate time for an open thread for your opinions and analysis. Read more →
The White House reportedly cites a scheduling conflict, but there are other possible reasons. First, presidents rarely look good throwing baseballs and, second, as President Obama found out in 2010, it’s a good way to be reminded how much the fans hate you. Read more →
President Trump reportedly suggests Jews and Democrats are responsible for a wave of anti-Semitism in the United States. Read more →
The question of rebuking anti-Semitism should be a hanging slider that any president could hit out of the park. Read more →
The people on the Iron Range, whose politics now matches the color of its topography, have a lot riding on the president’s promise to bring the steel industry back. Read more →
If an Associated Press story today is any indication, some voters in rural Wisconsin are getting tired of hearing about immigration and walls on the border of Mexico.
The 2016 stabbing was among dozens of incidents the president accused the media of underreporting. But there was plenty of reporting. Read more →
When we heard NPR’s segment the other morning about why the network didn’t refer to Donald Trump’s repeated assertion that millions of illegal immigrants voted for Hillary Clinton, denying him a popular vote victory, a ‘lie’ we figured that NPR’s ombudsman would surely hear about it. She did. And she’s issued her ruling. Read more →
The latest volley over whether journalist should say Donald Trump is lying comes after he indicated this week that he would have won the popular vote for president had it not been for voter fraud. There’s no evidence that’s the case, nor is it the first time the president has repeated the falsehood nor been told it’s a falsehood. Read more →