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Vote for your favorite lie-of-the-week: Week 1 of Trumpocalypse


Let’s call a spade a spade, and admit that a lie is a lie. And this first week of Trump’s term has been filled with lies. The day after the inauguration, Trump sent his press secretary out to lie about the size of the crowds. The next day, special advisor Kellyanne Conway said those lies were just “alternative facts.” I’m a pretty good fact-checker but I can’t begin to keep up with the flood of presidential prevarications. So I’m offering up three big fat lies from the first week, and asking you, my loyal readers, to vote on your favorite. Heck, ask your friends to vote, too!

My nominees for the three biggest lies are: Continue reading

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Vote — to answer the attack on democracy



Every day, a new tweet, a new speech, a new lie Trump-ets failure, rigged elections, voter fraud.

These are lies. We know they are lies. Every study, every bit of evidence, says voter fraud is vanishingly small. Small like 31 likely voter fraud cases out of more than 1 billion votes cast from 2000 to 2014.  Politifact puts it in perspective: more people are struck by lightning than accused of voter fraud. Continue reading

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