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Podcast: Russ Baker on Trump, Jeb and More

Reading Time: 1 minute Here’s WhoWhatWhy Editor in Chief Russ Baker with the podcaster Jack Blood a few months back. In this wide-ranging discussion, they mulled Donald Trump; what’s wrong with the candidates and the coverage; problems with modern conversation; the importance of thinking and reading outside the box; the narrow mindset of elites; and more.

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Trump’s “Silent Majority” Makes Loud Ugly Noises Online

Reading Time: 7 minutes After making anti-immigrant remarks, Donald Trump rose to the top of the polls among Republican presidential candidates. The billionaire claims his supporters are part of a new “silent majority.” How silent are they? An examination of their online comments shows they are anything but silent. They’re also rather shocking in their expressed views.

Trump is Not the Carnival — The Whole Election Is

Reading Time: 3 minutes Is Trump simply a buffoon, or is the entire way we elect presidents buffoonish? This ran in 2011, after Trump abandoned a previous White House bid, but has never been more apt. The Donald Trumps, the Sarah Palins, and their ilk are not a sideshow to the real, substantive campaign. They are a comic distraction so that, by comparison, the rest can seem to offer us something. When in fact, they do not.

What is the New York Times saying?

Reading Time: 2 minutes In an article titled “Debate on Trump Project takes the Low Road,” about some troubling goings-on in the hamlet of Balmedie, Scotland, the lead paragraphs read as follows: Since refusing to let Donald Trump buy his house, inconveniently located in the middle of Mr. Trump’s planned $1.5 billion development in the countryside here, Michael Forbes Read More