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Trends This Week – Fact or opinion? – 01.25.17

“Reporters” abandoned the facts in exchange for their personal opinions while reporting what occurred during President Donald J. Trump’s Inauguration. The paid-to-put-out pressitutes described the President and his mannerisms as dark, gloomy, and Hitlarian, stating that his sense of nationalism is unlike anything seen since World War II.

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Andrea Germanos – On Day One, Trump’s WhiteHouse.gov Scrubs Every Mention of Combating Climate Change

Soon after Donald Trump took his oath as the 45the President of the United States, the new White House web page for his administration went up. Among the key differences from the previous administration’s—the lack of any reference to the threat of climate change. While climate change was listed as a top issue on the Obama White House official site, …

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Rev. Richard Skaff – “Make America Great Again”: The Psychology behind Trump’s Election

A great leader must be a great liar and a hypocrite. Men are simple of mind and so much dominated by their immediate needs, that a deceitful man will always find plenty who are ready to be deceived. Men in general judge by the sense of sight than by the sense of touch, because everyone can see but only few …

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Leid Stories—Fake Politics: Propagating the Dangerous Myth That Opposing Trump Is Opposing the System—01.04.16

Fake news–the gluten-free, lower-calorie term for what used to be called “disinformation,” “lies” and “propaganda”—played a significant role in shaping the attitudes and choices of millions of voters in the 2016 presidential election. Although fake news for a long time has been an integral component of the “information” disseminated by mass-media outlets, only recently was the widespread practice exposed as a national menace and a threat to the long-held principle of freedom of information.

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BETSY WOODRUFF – Churches Prepare to Shelter Immigrants From Trump

If Donald Trump keeps all his campaign promises, thousands of churchescould disappear. That’s according to Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, who heads the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, an evangelical group with more than 40,000 affiliated congregations. “The very viability of our churches—these are our church members,” he said. “You’re talking about shutting down churches. If you would ever deport 11, 12 …

George Monbiot – Frightened by Donald Trump? You don’t know the half of it

Yes, Donald Trump’s politics are incoherent. But those who surround him know just what they want, and his lack of clarity enhances their power. To understand what is coming, we need to understand who they are. I know all too well, because I have spent the past 15 years fighting them. Over this time, I have watched as tobacco, coal, …

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Leid Stories—TrumpWorld Shapes Up. Scared Yet?—12.01.16

President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet and top-staff picks so far are an interesting lot and a strong indication of where he and his new administration—and, by extension, the rest of us—are headed.