Politics and its Discontents: The Lie Deflector

This is a device critical thinkers probably don’t need, but many others could benefit from. Simply click on the link within the box below to view the video: Lie Deflector from MarkFiore on Vimeo. On the other hand, we could dispense with such technology with this Spoiler Alert: You know Trump is lying when his ...

Politics and its Discontents: A Primer On Trump’s Mendacity

You probably don’t need this, but it is an incisive analysis of the multitude of lies that permeated Trump’s State of the Union Address. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: For Your Sunday Consideration

Thanks t my friend Gary, who sent me this: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Trump Can Dish It Out

But can he take it? Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Truly, Madly, Deeply

Although the above title is taken from both a song and a movie title, it seems as apt a way as any to describe the current state of the American republic under the insane leadership of Donald Trump. It is truly, madly and deeply a nation in almost unfathomable crisis. Last night, NBC’s Lester Holt ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Mad Hatter Holds A News Conference

This has to be seen to be believed. Mendacity AND an alternative universe: two for the price of one. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: In Case You Hadn’t Noticed

Meanwhile, Star letter writers offer their suggestions: Re: Chaos, fear and anger, Jan. 29 Canadians outraged at Trump’s ban on Muslims and refugees can take concrete action by contacting the United States embassy in Ottawa and pledging not to travel to the U.S. until the ban is overturned. We can’t vote south of the border, ...

Politics and its Discontents: Facts Are Clearly Overrated

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Politics and its Discontents: The Danger Of False Equivalency

In this morning’s Star, Daniel Dale has a very interesting essay on why, despite the fact that it forks no lightning but provokes much outrage from his supporters, it is important to keep reporting on Donald Trump’s shameless aversion to truth. Unfortunately, it is not yet available online, but if it becomes available, I will ...

Politics and its Discontents: A Post Fact-Checking World?

That seems to be the opinion of Donald Trump supporter Jeffrey Lord, who offers this view: I honestly don’t think this ‘fact-checking’ business … is anything more than one more out of touch, elitist media-type thing. I’m sure the rabble would agree: Recommend this Post