Category Archives: Political Science

disinformation as misinformation and malinformation also involves framing

By ann summers Excellent Mother Jones article on disinformation that offers an opportunity to remind us that the interpretive tools are there, but they get misused or disused. Disinformation is false information that is deliberately created with the intent to … Continue reading

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a bored Trump now wants to replace the FBI building in DC

By ann summers Lord Dampnut is now more Master Builder than baiter, considering the lack of adult entertainment at the WH. As if chocolate cake and 134 days of golf weren’t enough, the unhingery continues with Trump indulging himself with … Continue reading

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like Trotsky opening up a taco truck in front of Trump’s Walk of Fame star.

  By ann summers The millennials’ remake of “up from socialism” might be embodied in the call to “Abolish ICE”.  The question is for whose cause is it more effective. If one believed in the lessons of GOP marketing, “Abolish ICE” has … Continue reading

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Trump thinks Montenegro will start WW III because it’s “aggressive”

By ann summers Trump implied that Montenegro – NATO’s newest member, which joined last year – is an aggressive place which may drag America into World War III. Trump in his current “wouldn’t” mode, winds up taking the Russian position … Continue reading

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in #TrumpRussia, there’s too much there, there, beyond Trump’s lies

By ann summers Tom Nichol’s extended tweet thread of responses to Jonathan Chait’s article on Trump the Russian asset has now come out as a piece in Politico. Beginning with Jonathan Chait’s original article and the various responses, Nichols’ piece … Continue reading

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Nuclear Power, Japan, and Korea

By Terry Welshans By the mid-1930s most nations with an interest in such things, were trying to understand how nuclear energy worked. Physicists in Germany, Denmark, Hungary, Japan, England, and the United States were writing and reading scientific papers on … Continue reading

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Will Cohen suck on Trump’s Lemon, or does Helsinki meet mean that 45* must talk to his boss first

By ann summers The week begins with network interviews of Michael Cohen as he hectors Trump to pay his legal tab (or at least task Kushner to find a Qatari willing to forgo that new stable of Lambos or a Russian … Continue reading

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