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December 8, 2016 View email in browser

Trump and the triumph of falsehood

Can truth survive the era of President Donald Trump? There is now a bustling industry of websites and Twitter accounts whose chief product is fiction masquerading as fact. Their success was both cause and effect of the rise of Trump, who went beyond any previous major presidential candidate in saying things that were utterly baseless and easily refutable.

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What will Donald Trump tweet next?

In Trump’s unvarnished tweets, supporters see a champion. All others, including us, see trouble.

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A medal after ignoring presidential orders

Newton Minow, former FCC Chairman and 2016 Medal of Freedom recipient, reflects on the time he ignored an order from President John F. Kennedy.

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Racial rancor and ugly tweets: For CPS and Marist students, a teachable moment

Marist High School students are learning the consequences of racist speech. Let’s make it a meaningful lesson.

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Obama or Trump: Who’s the real bully?

Republicans have long said President Obama is a closet Marxist and anti-business bully, but Trump’s actions toward Carrier and Boeing take the cake.

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Trump will be a different kind of president

Democrats are comfortable with the status quo, but nothing about Trump suggests that he will be content with going along to get along.

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Electors, show us your anti-establishment side

The founders’ rules for the Electoral College mean that on Dec. 19, the electors could opt for a president who is not Trump.

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Scott Stantis cartoons

Check out the latest cartoons by Tribune editorial cartoonist Scott Stantis.

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