Government, Politics and Law

The New York Times – October 19, 2018

Any reporter who has covered a humanitarian disaster should understand what Stalin is once reported to have said to a fellow Soviet official: The death of one person is a tragedy, but the death of one million is a statistic.

Thousands dead – an abstract notion.‬
‪One gruesome MURDER – fires emotion.‬

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The Wall Street Journal – September 17, 2018

US companies have moved cautiously repatriating profits stockpiled overseas in response to last year’s tax rewrite, despite the Trump administration’s assertions that trillions of dollars would come home quickly.

TOUTING huge returns is so relaxing.
Clawing back profits is really taxing.

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BBC. – August 24, 2018

Mr Weisselberg was one of those called to give evidence before a federal grand jury for the Cohen investigation earlier this year, the Wall Street Journal reports.

It’s so cliched, it’s amost funny:

FOLOW THE MONEY!

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AP – August 4, 2018

The now-disbanded voting integrity commission launched by the Trump administration to investigate the 2016 presidential election uncovered no evidence to support the president’s claims of widespread voter fraud, according to an analysis of administration documents released.

The FRAUD – an UNsubstantiated accusation.

(LOSING the  popular vote was a Trump fixation.)

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TheAtlantic.com – January 21, 2018

When truth itself feels uncertain, how can a democracy be sustained?

Rants, “alt-facts,” conflicting views,
Distort perceptions, warp, confuse.

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