Tag Archives: Donald Trump

We revile sexual violence but misogynistic populists thrive around the world | Anne McElvoy

The peace prize was well deserved. Yet the language of too many political leaders seems driven by the compulsion to demean women The Nobel peace prize often gets it wrong, routinely crowning approved individuals or supranational institutions such as the EU and UN, usually on the eve of them making a prizewinning Horlicks of their Read more »

Does Trump not understand why ‘Fox & Friends’ is so influential?

News watchdog site Mediaite on Wednesday released its list of the 75 most influential people in media. Topping it are the hosts of Fox & Friends, Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt, and Brian Kilmeade. This morning, President Donald Trump congratulated the trio. Was @foxandfriends just named the most influential show in news? You deserve it – three Read more »

The NBA has surpassed the NFL as the league of Americas future | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The NFL may still be Americas most popular sport, but its become increasingly clear that football embodies the spirit of a nation as it once was not as it is today Although football has long been Americas favorite child among professional sports, there are clear indicators that the ole pigskin is starting to deflate in Read more »

American Horror Story: Cult review post-election terror in Trump-inspired new season

The seventh installment of Ryan Murphys horror anthology series begins on election night and proceeds as a messy but gripping document of political paranoia in the wake of the 2016 election Like some presidential campaigns, television empires are often built on some deliberate alchemy of camp and hyperbole, a certain shrewd sense of the zeitgeist. Read more »

Remind me again who is Carly Fiorina?

Yesterday Ted Cruz named the former Hewlett-Packard CEO turned failed presidential candidate as his running mate. But what do we know about her? Yesterday Ted Cruz named Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO turned failed presidential candidate, as What if women talked like men in the workplace. Whats the deal with her personal life? Her Read more »

Ten alternative facts for the post truth world

From Nineteen Eighty-Four and Malcolm Tucker to Vote Leave and Donald Trump playing fast and loose with the truth has moved from fiction to real life A word on definition: post truth is emphatically not the same as lies, spin and falsehood. What is new is not mendacity but the publics response to it the Read more »

Scientists are armed with the truth. But to win this culture war, theyll need more than that | Anne Perkins

We all love science when its making life better, longer and easier. Its a much harder sell when it points to inconvenient truths about our way of life There is an old joke about being able to tell an extroverted scientist: instead of staring at their shoes when they talk to you, they stare at Read more »

Ten alternative facts for the post truth world

From Nineteen Eighty-Four and Malcolm Tucker to Vote Leave and Donald Trump playing fast and loose with the truth has moved from fiction to real life A word on definition: post truth is emphatically not the same as lies, spin and falsehood. What is new is not mendacity but the publics response to it the Read more »

Remind me again who is Carly Fiorina?

Yesterday Ted Cruz named the former Hewlett-Packard CEO turned failed presidential candidate as his running mate. But what do we know about her? Yesterday Ted Cruz named Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO turned failed presidential candidate, as What if women talked like men in the workplace. Whats the deal with her personal life? Her Read more »

Remind me again who is Carly Fiorina?

Yesterday Ted Cruz named the former Hewlett-Packard CEO turned failed presidential candidate as his running mate. But what do we know about her? Yesterday Ted Cruz named Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO turned failed presidential candidate, as What if women talked like men in the workplace. Whats the deal with her personal life? Her Read more »