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August 21, 2017

Think the NYT and Fox covered Bannon differently? Yes and no.

On Friday, Stephen K. Bannon, left his position as White House chief strategist. He had submitted his letter of resignation on Aug. 7, and then he and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly “mutually agreed” that Friday “would be Steve’s last day,” according to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. “We are grateful […]

August 18, 2017

What we’re not considering in the Confederate monument debate

On Thursday morning, U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted about the removal of Confederate monuments in several U.S. cities, saying that he was, “Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments.” “You can’t change history, but you can learn from it,” […]

August 18, 2017

A guide to Confederate monuments by state

In the U.S., there are at least 718 monuments and statues, 109 public schools, 80 cities or counties, 10 U.S. military bases, and nine state holidays representing or honoring the Confederacy or its leaders, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). While some states have laws or ordinances prohibiting the removal of such monuments, […]

August 16, 2017

The news changed, but the spin on North Korea didn’t

On Tuesday, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong Un had reviewed plans to fire four missiles towards the island of Guam, a U.S. territory, and did not give orders to fire, saying he would “watch a little more the foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees.” […]

August 14, 2017

Charlottesville protests: How blame strengthens the chain of violence

A woman was killed and 19 people were injured, five critically, in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday when a car drove into a crowd of counter-protesters. The group was protesting a scheduled rally promoted as “Unite the Right,” which opposed the city’s decision to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. An additional 15 […]

August 11, 2017

Slant 101: North Korea’s plan to fire missiles near Guam

On Thursday, state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported details of a North Korean plan to fire missiles into waters near Guam. If the provisional plan is carried out, North Korea would launch four locally produced Hwasong-12 missiles, which would travel 2,086 miles in 17 minutes and 45 seconds, according to the report. The missiles […]

August 4, 2017

Slow news day? Rehash old news about Congress and add some spin.

The U.S. Congress recessed for the summer on Thursday. Both the Senate and the House of Representatives will reopen on September 5, after Labor Day. The Senate is scheduled to hold some pro-forma sessions in August and early September, The Washington Post reported. During the past legislative session, Congress approved, among other measures: A bill […]