Reality Check: “Alternative Facts”

What The Trump Era Can Teach Us About Our National Illusions    

When world-class political flack, Kellyanne Conway, uttered the gorgeously provocative and spectacularly honest phrase “alternative facts” to defend some nonsense blathered by the White House press secretary at the behest of our paranoid new president on NBC’s Meet The

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Reality Check: Ground Rules For Donald Trump Commentary

A Template For “Covering” A Weird Presidency

 

You can’t argue with crazy.

– Doc Slater

 

As one can imagine, I have been getting a bevy of advice on what I should be writing or how I should be dealing with the emergence of this thing called Donald Trump. And I …

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Reality Check: Joe Cool…Out!

Our Journey From Hope To Change To Trump  

Barack Obama is the only major party candidate for president I have ever voted for with gusto. And he shall be the last. That is my gift to him on his way out. The man I dubbed Joe Cool was historic for …

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Reality Check: Readers’ Responses

Mr. Campion,

If ever in this time of bizarre and idiotic, criminal and blatantly megalomaniacal candidates for president a voice like this is needed it is now! (Scott Garrett Needs An Ass Kicking – Issue: 10/26/16) I applaud your nerve and verve and all those things in taking on your …

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Reality Check: A Seasonal Wish

What You Write The Day Before Christmas Eve With A Crushing Deadline 

 

Hold me in your thoughts

Take me to your dreams

Touch me as I fall into view

When the winter comes

Keep the fires lit

And I will be right next to you
—Warren Zevon

“Keep Me In …

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Reality Check: In Praise Of The Daily Show (The Book)

An Oral History Of The Golden Age Of 21st Century American Satire

I have never actually missed a TV show. The concept seems silly to me. Sure, I wish certain shows I dig would have kept going in-perpetuity, but usually when I look back, I figure it was probably a …

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Reality Check: Next Up – Oust Christie

Freeing The Garden Stare Of Assholes Since November, 2016

Feeling good.

Still high on our rousing victory over the scum that is Scott Garrett. That’s right, Garrett, you’ve got a few more weeks to bring the full force of the United States Congress down on me, then it’s off to …

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Reality Check: The Ballad Of District Five

How Acting Like A Total Jackass Helps Flip The Tide Of Politics

Victory is mine.

At least that is how I choose to frame it. When you get a column someday, then can you crow. This is my moment and I’m taking it.

Sure Democrat Josh Gottheimer now represents New …

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Reality Check: Readers’ Responses

Editor’s Note: The following is just a sample of the bevy of Reality Check reader responses we received this week in the wake of the 2016 presidential election results. We may have to dedicate two weeks to the overwhelming stream of comments.

 

James,

I’m very proud of you …

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Eric Hutchinson @ Highline Ballroom

It noisily moves across the nation like a four-man, air-tight, funky, harmonious pop Special Forces unit; Eric Hutchinson’s “Anyone Who Knows Me” American Tour is now here and you should not let it pass without seeing it.

The launch came a few weeks back at the Highline Ballroom in Downtown …

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