Fallacies, Foolishness, Fails And Fictions Of Trump’s New York Times Interview

by Richard Cameron   The New York Times Michael Schmidt’s impromptu interview with President Donald Trump at his Trump International golf club in West Palm Beach was evidence that Trump has not developed any new habits of embracing facts, grasping reality or curbing his instinct to loiter around absurd and unfounded pretensions. The audience that the unscripted interview was intended for, as all of them are – is Trump’s continuously shrinking political base. Schmidt apparently was of the view that employing open ended questions colloquially known as “softballs”, would cause…

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Donald Trump – The First Post Truth President And The Tragedy Of The Commons

Trump Swearing In Ceremony during Inauguration

By GLEB TSIPURSKY  Donald Trump is our first post-truth president. And he may well be the first of many. The Oxford Dictionaries website chose “post-truth” as its 2016 word of the year, in large part due to Trump’s success in the presidential election. It defined post-truth as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” (Incidentally, the 2015 word of the year wasn’t a word at all but the “face with tears of joy” emoji.) Trump’s…

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Not Accepting, Forgetting and Moving On From the 2016 Presidential Campaign

By Janice Barlow “Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these – “it might have been”” – John Greenleaf Whittier No memories are so short or stilted in the minds of Americans as political ones. We put up a big curtain between ‘the end that the means attempted to justify‘ so that we can carry on with our lives and not let any guilt sway our patriotism. For most of us. But for many, we simply cannot accept what happened a little over a year ago,…

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