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Wealth Inequality in America

Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actua...
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Chart of the Day: African-American Unemployment, 1993-2018 –

Chart of the Day: African-American Unemployment, 1993-2018 – | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
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Opinion | How Does Trump Stack Up Against the Best — and Worst — Presidents? - The New York Times

Opinion | How Does Trump Stack Up Against the Best — and Worst — Presidents? - The New York Times | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
How scholars of politics rate the presidents — including the current one.
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Thoughts on the Nunes Memo: We Need to Talk About Devin

Thoughts on the Nunes Memo: We Need to Talk About Devin | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
The memo’s preparation and public dissemination represent a profound betrayal of the central premise of the intelligence oversight system.
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“At the end of the day, the most important aspect of the memo is probably not its contents but the fact that it was written and released at all. Its preparation and public dissemination represent a profound betrayal of the central premise of the intelligence oversight system... the Republican congressional leadership and Trump violated the core of that bargain over the course of the past few weeks.”
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Poll: Under Trump, global approval of U.S. leadership hits historical low

Poll: Under Trump, global approval of U.S. leadership hits historical low | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
Approval of U.S. leadership under President Donald Trump around the world hit a historic low of 30 percent in 2017 according to a new Gallup Poll.
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Robert Reich: Trump voters, he’s taking you for suckers

Robert Reich: Trump voters, he’s taking you for suckers | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
Twenty campaign promises Trump has broken.
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This simple chart debunks the conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton sold uranium to Russia

This simple chart debunks the conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton sold uranium to Russia | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
When you fix those Uranium One charts, it looks a lot less like a conspiracy.
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Trump voter says Charlottesville was a setup - CNN Video

Trump voter says Charlottesville was a setup - CNN Video | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
A group of Trump voters from Florida, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Alabama and Georgia give their take on who is to blame for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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THIS. This is the problem. How do you fix stupid?
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Donald Trump's file

Donald Trump's file | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
PolitiFact is a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others on its Truth-O-Meter.
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If the President Lies, Does It Matter?

If the President Lies, Does It Matter? | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
The president was talking about the speech he had given to the Boy Scouts. He said, “I got a call from the head of the Boy Scouts saying it was the greatest speech that was ever made to them, and they were very thankful.” The Scouts organization says there was no call. In fact, the head of the Scouts, Michael Surbaugh, issued a statement apologizing to the scouting community for the partisan political nature of Trump’s speech.


Earlier, the president had talked about the speech he had given in Warsaw. “Enemies of mine are saying it was the greatest speech ever made on foreign soil by a presiden
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The Observer view on Donald Trump’s unfitness for office | Observer editorial

The Observer view on Donald Trump’s unfitness for office | Observer editorial | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
The incompetence and infighting at the White House dismay America’s allies and encourage its enemies
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Trump supporters know Trump lies. They just don’t care.

Trump supporters know Trump lies. They just don’t care. | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
A new study explains the psychological power — and hard limits — of fact-checking journalism.
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Australian journalist demolishes Trump at G20: 'biggest threat to the west'

Australian journalist demolishes Trump at G20: 'biggest threat to the west' | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
Reporter Chris Uhlmann’s commentary tearing into American president – a man with ‘no desire and no capacity to lead the world’ – reverberates to Washington
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Trump says he'd 'run in' to save people. Americans should be worried.

Trump says he'd 'run in' to save people. Americans should be worried. | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
We have a commander in chief who isn't who he thinks he is. How can you lead effectively if you don’t know your own strengths and weaknesses?
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They Were Bad. He May Be Worse. - The New York Times

They Were Bad. He May Be Worse. - The New York Times | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
The best way to evaluate President Trump’s first year in office is to compare him not with the great presidents but with the worst.
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11 Warning Signs of Gaslighting in Relationships

11 Warning Signs of Gaslighting in Relationships | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
You may be a victim of gaslighting—no one is immune. Learn what it is so you can identify it before it sucks you in.
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This is a nice primer on a term we increasingly see in analyses about the Trump administration. Worth a read if you’ve sort of glossed over the definition of the term “gaslighting.” See if you can relate the stages in the article to actual events.
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The Psychological Trick Behind Trump’s Misleading Terror Statistics

The Psychological Trick Behind Trump’s Misleading Terror Statistics | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
Terrorism by foreign-born individuals is rarer than the administration is leading Americans to believe.
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‘Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic,’ by David Frum

‘Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic,’ by David Frum | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
The most important new book about the dangers of Donald Trump's presidency is getting the least attention at the moment.

"Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic," by respected conservative author David Frum, offers a persuasive and detailed account of how Trump is undermining American institutions, including the presidency itself. It's never going to compete with Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury" for incendiary anecdotes and speculation about Trump's fitness for the highest office in the land, or the intellect of his favorite daughter or patriotism of his namesake son.

Neither is it going to encounter any questions about the thoroughness or methodology of Frum's reporting.
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Trump's biggest whoppers of 2017

Trump's biggest whoppers of 2017 | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
From fibs about crowd size to mischaracterizations of the Russia investigation, here are nine things the president said in 2017 that needed a fact check.
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America's gun culture vs. the world in 5 charts

America's gun culture vs. the world in 5 charts | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
The mass shooting in Las Vegas has once again reignited the debate around gun rights in the US. Here's how America's gun culture compares to the rest of the world.
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Why Trump Can’t Say the Obvious

Why Trump Can’t Say the Obvious | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
The president won’t condemn white supremacy because he has no appreciation for America’s tragic history.
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"The more convincing explanation for Trump’s moral failure is that he is, and always has been, completely disconnected from any understanding of the American political tradition.... For Trump, there is no past; only himself, rising as a self-creation out of the mist. He feels no need to speak against the poison of bigotry because he has no clue about how that poison has infected our past, and still infects our present. 

 Among the many ways that Donald Trump is the most manifestly unfit president in American history, put this one near the top of the list."
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President Trump’s Lies, the Definitive List

President Trump’s Lies, the Definitive List | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
We have catalogued nearly every outright lie the president has told publicly since taking the oath of office.
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My Party Is in Denial About Donald Trump

My Party Is in Denial About Donald Trump | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
We created him, and now we're rationalizing him. When will it stop?
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“The conservative mind, in some very visible cases, has become diseased,” and conservative institutions “with the blessings of a president … have abandoned the normal constraints of reason and compassion.”
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Look At The Timeline

Look At The Timeline | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
Over the weekend, as the import of the Donald Trump Jr meeting became clear, but before this morning’s email
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Which Party Was More Secretive With Its Health Plan?

Which Party Was More Secretive With Its Health Plan? | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
A comparison of public meetings on Obamacare and the Republican bills to repeal it.
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Donald Trump Is Proving Too Stupid to Be President

Donald Trump Is Proving Too Stupid to Be President | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
Donald Trump Is Proving Too Stupid to Be President « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas
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