More About JohnFAVORITE MOVIES FAVORITE ALBUMS FAVORITE BOOKS SPEECHES
Tag Archives: Reality Check
America is self-segregating into separate political realities and partisan media is largely to blame. Our media helped create our #FracturedUSA with 78% of Americans now unable to trust each other on basic facts, according to a Pew survey.
Our Fractured USA is deeply divided, but it wasn’t always this way. President Eisenhower might have said it best: “the middle of the road is all of the usable surface. The extremes, right and left, are in the gutters.”
This week, I’m launching a series on the problem of polarization with CNN Opinion. E Pluribus Unum, out of many, one, is literally the opposite of ‘Us Against Them,’ the demagogue’s eternal calling card. Watch now.
30 Years Later: Have We Forgotten Lessons of the Berlin Wall? “Truth and love must prevail over lies and hatred.” – former Czech president Václav Havel.
Right-wing media pushed two discredited Ukraine narratives that President Trump just can’t quit. Congratulations, everybody. This is the first time a president’s belief in a conspiracy theory led to an impeachment inquiry.
President Trump’s impeachment strategy can be summed up in one word: denial. It’s a hell of a drug. It lets you ignore inconvenient facts… and instead just live in a self-serving fantasy land. My latest Reality Check for CNN’s New … Continue reading
The newly-released, highly-redacted interview notes from the Mueller investigation, obtained as a result of a FOIA request by CNN and BuzzFeed show that Trump was obsessed with obtaining Hillary’s emails and who planted the idea of Ukraine meddling in his … Continue reading
President Trump and his allies are questioning the loyalty of military heroes and life-long public servants who have testified in the impeachment inquiry.
In the history of American presidents announcing the deaths of enemies, President Trump’s speech about al-Baghdadi sticks out. We know that size matters a lot to this President, but we didn’t know it extended to the killing of terrorists.
Democrats are still more than capable of screwing up the 2020 election by lurching too far left and playing into Republican hands, despite support growing for Trump impeachment.
Apologies to the Talking Heads, but you might ask yourself… how did we get here? I’m talking, of course, about Ukraine becoming Ground Zero for America’s impeachment inquiry. And it’s a good question! It begins long before President Trump asked … Continue reading
Deunking the misinformation coming out of the White House following President Trump’s order to withdraw US troops out of northern Syria. As Trump’s own former special envoy Brett McGurk said, “Mr. President: With all due respect, none of this is … Continue reading
The 2020 election can be called “That 70s Show.” All the top-tier presidential candidates are over 70 years old for the first time in modern US history. My latest Reality Check for CNN New Day.
On the eve of CNN’s presidential town hall on gay rights, I chart America’s gains on gay rights and the obstacles that still exist. We’re still capable of bridging deep cultural divides and making progress, however fitfully and imperfectly.
“I want you all to stonewall it.” That’s what Nixon said during the Watergate impeachment inquiry and now the Trump administration is echoing his approach.
Trump has undone decades of Republican warnings about Russia as a bad actor on the world stage. In today’s I look at how the President’s recent foreign policy decisions, including pulling US troops from northern Syria, have helped advanced Russia’s … Continue reading
President Trump’s attempt to “reframe his re-election around being an anti-corruption crusader” doesn’t add up. They’ve proposed cutting the budget devoted to “fighting corruption” by 40%.
A “very stable genius” who “watches his words carefully” wouldn’t be talking about coups and treason and civil war. None of this is normal.