Archive for January, 2017

Another source of good journalism in the Trump era: Talking Points Memo.

Friday, January 20th, 2017

In my post yesterday advocating support of independent journalists now more than ever, I forgot to mention Talking Points Memo. I’m a Prime member there, which just means I pay $50/year to read the same articles anyone can read for free, because the site is so good I want to support them. TPM has done sharp political […]

What To Do.

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

I was corresponding with a friend recently about what one can do to help repair the damage. This is what I came up with: 1. Support independent journalists, and encourage others to do the same. What we most need during the next four years is a lot of people digging around and uncovering stuff. Facts […]

Five-Day Forecast: Cloudy With an 80% Chance of Faked Kompromat

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Update 2018-02-04: See Rick Perlstein’s and Henry Farrell’s Op-Ed in the New York Times: Our Hackable Political Future. TL;DR: falsified video/audio of real people is here, and people aren’t ready for the implications. Anything you see on a screen isn’t evidence anymore. Update 2017-01-19: After I wrote this post, I read Thomas B. Edsall’s excellent […]