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I, consumer (February 20, 2020)

Reading Be civil to all, sociable to many, familiar with few, friend to one, enemy to none. Benjamin Franklin, quoted in Treating People Well: The Extraordinary Power of Civility at Work and in Life by Lea Berman and Jeremy Bernard Listening So there it is. What news do political junkies demand? Outrage and gossip. Why? […]

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The fragility of digital information

Up late fixing broken links on the library’s website to now defunct government pages and resources. This is depressing.

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Repeat after me

My day-to-day news sources of choice are The New York Times and Democracy Now. When I’m in the mood for a sensationalized slant, I will usually visit Huffington Post. Lately, I’ve been enjoying the editorial notes that accompany Trump-related articles: Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims ― […]

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Subtext into text

From A National Descent into Trump’s Pants, “Rather, Mr. Trump turns subtext into text, whether it’s about immigration or torture. Republican candidates had sent certain messages to voters for years, and now the party hears them coming back from Mr. Trump translated, or perhaps decoded.”