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The Numbers

See how the articles rate in spin, slant and logic when held against objective standards.

August 17, 2017

Charlottesville happened. Now what? Putting Trump and the media coverage in perspective

On Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump said he believed there was “blame on both sides” of Saturday’s protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, where protests at a “Unite the Right” rally and counter-protest became violent and resulted in one dead and 35 injured. Trump made the comment at a 23-minute press conference in the lobby of Trump Tower […]

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August 16, 2017

The news changed, but the spin on North Korea didn’t

On Tuesday, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong Un had reviewed plans to fire four missiles towards the island of Guam, a U.S. territory, and did not give orders to fire, saying he would “watch a little more the foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees.” […]

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August 15, 2017

Warning: This piece on Trump and Charlottesville may be unpopular

This is an opinion piece, and it may not be popular. It’s certainly not the main narrative on cable news or Twitter today, and it may not be what soothes the pain of the tragic events in Virginia over the weekend. Yet read on; it could ultimately help move our society forward. First, let’s establish […]

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Charlottesville protests: How blame strengthens the chain of violence

A woman was killed and 19 people were injured, five critically, in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday when a car drove into a crowd of counter-protesters. The group was protesting a scheduled rally promoted as “Unite the Right,” which opposed the city’s decision to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. An additional 15 […]

The Daily Cut: Iran bill | Trump & Xi | UK papers | White Helmets | Nepal floods

On Sunday, Iran’s parliament voted in favor of a bill to increase spending on the country’s ballistic missile program and the special forces arm of the Revolutionary Guard, known as the Quds Force. If it receives final approval, the bill will direct an additional $260 million in funding to the two programs, according to Iranian […]