Should you call the Senate Committee on Homeland Security to block Steve Bannon’s appointment to the NSC? No. Don’t make that call. The claim is not true.
It slipped into my consciousness the way memes do today, via Facebook and Twitter and a hashtag. But who’s behind National Book Lovers Day?
The short answer: it isn’t. Immediately after the news broke that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia had died, Republican leadership indicated it did not welcome a Barack Obama nominee to replace him. Rather, they want to wait a year. Justice Scalia was an American hero. We owe it to him, & the Nation, for the […]
If it walks like an ad, quacks like an ad, but requires no out-of-pocket change to distribute … is it still an ad? And if it features a candidate, does that make it a campaign ad? Pundits sure think so. Together is a slick, emotionally-charged 60-second video that features a Bernie Sanders clip, photos of […]
It sounds so clever, so right … that you want to share it immediately! Which, one assumes, is the point. This particular version of the quotation misattributed to Charles Darwin was in my Twitter feed. The Darwin Correspondence Project makes it clear that this is not Darwin. They gave an award to Nick Matzke for documenting […]
There’s a meme floating around Facebook this week. It features this “trickle up” economics quote from Will Rogers: The money was all appropriated for the top in the hopes that it would trickle down to the needy. Mr. Hoover didn’t know that money trickled up. Give it to the people at the bottom and the people […]