Morning Jolt: Our Bipartisan Obsession with President Trump

Making the click-through worthwhile: the dangerous habit of interpreting every development and bit of news through the lens of your opinion of the president; saluting some good reporting and a reminder that every fleeting news story reflects something happening in the lives of real, flesh-and-blood human beings; data that prove one of the bigest worries about our refugee policy simply isn't based on the facts and history; and one more new bit of good news.

He’s Not a God or the Devil

I'm glad everyone enjoyed yesterday's dose of underreported good news. Yesterday brought the lesson that you can tweet out figures from the Census Bureau about a change in the poverty rate and some people will insist it has to be a lie. A lot of people will respond "but what about inflation?" when given data on "real median earnings" — the real means that is already adjusted for ...

December 06 2019

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Our Bipartisan Obsession with President Trump

Jim Geraghty

Making the click-through worthwhile: the dangerous habit of interpreting every development and bit of news through the lens of your opinion of the president; saluting some good reporting and a reminder that every fleeting news story reflects something happening in the lives of real, flesh-and-blood human beings; data that prove one of the bigest worries about our refugee policy simply isn't based on the facts and history; and one more new bit of good news.

He’s Not a God or the Devil

I'm glad everyone enjoyed yesterday's dose of underreported good news. Yesterday brought the lesson that you can tweet out figures from the Census Bureau about a change in the poverty rate and some people will insist it has to be a lie. A lot of people will respond "but what about inflation?" when given data on "real median earnings" — the real means that is already adjusted for ... Read More

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