Tag Archives: 1984

It’s not the liar or even the lies…it’s the millions who eagerly believe the lies to be the truth

Trump’s lies are not the problem. It’s the millions who swallow them who really matter | Nick Cohen https://t.co/J2iH6LaaXc pic.twitter.com/Nq5xzJvbOa — McSpocky™ 👽 (@mcspocky) February 10, 2017 MILWAUKEE — If… Read more »

The Handmaid’s Tale: When art imitates life

If you had casual plans to check out a copy of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale from your local library, we have some bad news: The waitlists are almost as… Read more »

Oxymoron alert: “I love the First Amendment; nobody loves it better than me”

[H]ere’s the truth: The press is not the opposition party. The media is not the enemy of the American people. Negative stories are not fake news. And when Trump keeps… Read more »

How Democracy Dies: The normalization of mendacity and propaganda

Donald Trump is a proven liar. He lies often and effortlessly. He lies about the profound and the trivial. He lies to avoid guilt and invite glory. He lies when… Read more »

“The powers of the President…are substantial and will not be questioned”

Congratulations Stephen Miller- on representing me this morning on the various Sunday morning shows. Great job! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2017 The White House has provided enormous… Read more »

How to maintain your sanity and compassion in very insane and compassion-deprived times

Like many Americans, Erin and I have struggled, wondering how to maintain our sanity in our new fascist world order. It would be very easy- far TOO easy- to get… Read more »

How Democracy Dies: We are all Winston Smith

George Orwell's "1984" has found a nervous readership in today's "post-truth" era, @michikokakutani writes https://t.co/LLOxzWaCEv — The New York Times (@nytimes) January 27, 2017 The dystopia described in George Orwell’s… Read more »