Tag Archives: George Orwell

Roger Ailes: Gone…and hopefully soon forgotten

Roger Ailes, the Fox News co-founder who resigned amid a sexual harassment scandal, died on Thursday, his wife, Elizabeth Ailes, confirmed in a statement. The network’s former chairman and CEO… 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 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 »

Obamacare: “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act”

apologies to George Orwell…. Millions of Americans have gained insurance coverage under Obamacare, bringing the uninsured rate to an all-time low https://t.co/BbdvQL9WYm pic.twitter.com/u6iW4xXd9E — Vox (@voxdotcom) January 6, 2017 We’ve… Read more »