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Donald Trump

An Editorial Board Finds its Voice

by Ramona Naddaff | Sep 12, 2017 | Books, Politics

Our Dishonest President The Los Angeles Times Editorial Board Introduction by Davan Maharaj and Nicholas Goldberg Berkeley: Heyday, 2017 On January 27, 2017, the Urban Dictionary added a new word: “Trumpion: A die-hard follower of Donald Trump.” The Trumpions loyally follow their president in word and in deed, defending his ever-changing manipulations of alternative reality […]

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Fake President

Fake News was Hallmark of MSM Long Before Trump and Twitter

by Jim Sleeper | Sep 10, 2017 | Media, Politics

Ever since the current occupant of the White House blamed mainstream journalists for generating fake news, some of us have countered by blaming social media and armies of trolls and bots (robotic tweets). But it’s as silly to blame social media for causing fake news as it would be to blame the internal combustion engine […]

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GOP

Dark Money and Black Ops Fuel GOP Control

by Rick Perlstein | Sep 5, 2017 | Politics

In September 2015, two months after Donald Trump announced his presidential candidacy, I asked in these pages if he could accurately be described as a fascist. I decided against the designation. The true fascist states, I concluded—Germany, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Chile—“suffered weakness in their institutions that are just about unimaginable in the United States. For […]

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DACA Supporters

Trumpism is Killing The Dream

by Lou Dubose | Sep 1, 2017 | Immigration, Politics, The Interval

“Texas is the national testing ground for bad public policy,” the journalist Molly Ivins used to say. It was a Texas attorney general, Gregg Abbott, who sued in federal court in Brownsville, Texas, challenging Barack Obama’s 2014 executive memorandum that attempted to provide temporary legal status for undocumented parents of children born in the United […]

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Montreal is considered the Silicon Valley of AI

Economic and Social Impact of AI Takes Center Stage

by Katharine Dempsey | Aug 21, 2017 | Politics, Technology

We are at a moment of profound societal transition, not just with respect to science and technology, but in the way we work, live, and think. No sector will be spared. No one’s life will go unaltered, even if the impacts are uneven. With advances in computing power and storage and improvements in machine learning […]

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