December 2, 2016
by Susan Bigelow | December 2, 2016 10:00am
Let’s get this out of the way: President-elect Donald Trump is a serial liar, a con man, and an egotistical misogynist who rode to the presidency on a national wave of populist self-delusion.
But there is one thing that I think he gets right. Mostly.
by Terry Cowgill | December 2, 2016 5:30am
“We didn’t ask for it; there’s no need for it,” Goshen First Selectman Bob Valentine told the Northwest Hills Council of Governments in October. “It’s a solution looking for a problem.”
November 29, 2016
by Barth Keck | November 29, 2016 11:23pm
“Fake news” is all the rage now. Since Election Day, articles have appeared daily, outlining this latest scourge infecting the nation’s news landscape.
Tags: Barth Keck, media literacy, fake news, propaganda, critical thinking, All the President's Men, First Amendment, Constitution, falsehoods, freedom of press, Donald Trump, Douglas Coupland, Finding Truth in an Internet World, Neag School of Education, Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus, Stanford University, dh
November 25, 2016
by Susan Bigelow | November 25, 2016 9:00am
November 23, 2016
by Sarah Darer Littman | November 23, 2016 3:00pm
In his election night speech, President-elect Donald Trump claimed, “I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans, and this is so important to me.”
November 18, 2016
by Susan Bigelow | November 18, 2016 10:00am
One of the great promises of the internet was that it would be a conduit for truth; repressive governments would be hard put to stop the flow of news from reaching their citizens. What we’ve gotten instead is a deluge of fake and grossly biased “news” sources that have made it a lot more difficult for us to tell what’s real.
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by Terry Cowgill | November 18, 2016 5:30am
One of the oddities of this year’s elections, aside from the fact that we elected an unlikely president, is that for the first time in recent memory the Connecticut Senate is now deadlocked at 18 — the result of the Republicans flipping three seats from Democratic to GOP control.
November 16, 2016
by Barth Keck | November 16, 2016 5:30am
I wish I were half the person my dog thinks I am.
I’ve always liked that adage because it’s simple, honest, and accurate.
November 11, 2016
by Terry Cowgill | November 11, 2016 5:30am
Hillary Clinton may have lost the presidential election but it appears the real casualty in the partisan wars was the truth, which during the presidential campaign took quite a drubbing — not only among the candidates themselves but in what passes for political discourse in the social media echo chamber. Or if you’re picking winners instead of losers, listen to my colleague Barth Keck, who says the grand victor was confirmation bias.
November 10, 2016
by Barth Keck | November 10, 2016 9:00am
The 2016 election is history — mercifully — and Donald Trump will be our next president. While the GOP candidate might have garnered enough votes to take the win, I believe there’s an even bigger winner this year.