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Monday, February 18, 2019

Morning Jolt: The Jussie Smollett Hoax Reaffirmed Progressive Fears

Making the click-through worthwhile: how actor Jussie Smollett's tale was tailor-made to play into the existing stereotypes of progressive minds; a look at how fear drives our political divisions; the Left and the Right react to Amazon's HQ2 incentives, and the scuttling of the deal with New York City, in different ways; and a hard truth about personal identity and social media.

If You Want to Understand Americans, Understand Their Fears

In light of the rapidly changing account of what happened to actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago, and the contention of unnamed police sources to local media that what was initially reported as a hate crime was a hoax staged by ...

February 18 2019

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The Jussie Smollett Hoax Reaffirmed Progressive Fears

Jim Geraghty

Making the click-through worthwhile: how actor Jussie Smollett's tale was tailor-made to play into the existing stereotypes of progressive minds; a look at how fear drives our political divisions; the Left and the Right react to Amazon's HQ2 incentives, and the scuttling of the deal with New York City, in different ways; and a hard truth about personal identity and social media.

If You Want to Understand Americans, Understand Their Fears

In light of the rapidly changing account of what happened to actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago, and the contention of unnamed police sources to local media that what was initially reported as a hate crime was a hoax staged by ... Read More

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