Trump and One World

WOLF SPRITZER Welcome back to Broken News, Mr. Trump. But let’s get started. Your comments on One World have been widely publicized. Tell us what you think in a few words. TRUMP I love it. WOLF You love it? TRUMP The Trump World Tower? I love it. WOLF No, Mr. Trump, I mean your comments […]

Don't Hike The Capital Gains Tax

The rule for doctors, “First Do No Harm” should also apply to politicians promising to “reform” the tax code.The federal tax code is too long — 74,000 pages — too complicated, too confusing, and too expensive for taxpayers. It needs to be radically changed. But there is the right way to do it and the […]

Why Turkey Matters (Now More Than Ever)

In case you haven’t heard, the city of Istanbul was bombed this week. Suicide bombers chose the city’s main airport — Turkey’s largest — as its target on Tuesday, killing nearly 50, injuring nearly more than 200. It’s the latest in a series of bombings that has rocked Turkey in the past two years. And […]

Why Melissa Hillman's Privilege Argument Was Backwards

A recent article by Melissa Hillman for Quartz created a stir among loyalists in Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s camp. Hillman insisted that “privilege is what allows Sanders supporters to say they’ll ‘never’ vote for Clinton under any circumstance.” That is inaccurate. There are those who are well outside the ranks of privilege who will not […]

Rolling Stone Wins Lawsuit Dismissal Over Debunked UVA Rape Story

A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by three University of Virginia graduates who accused Rolling Stone magazine, its publisher Wenner Media and a journalist of defamation over a now-debunked article describing a gang rape. U.S. District Judge Kevin Castel in Manhattan said details about the alleged attackers in the November 2014 article by […]

A Bridge From Brexit

A few days ago, we woke up to a new world. Britain had voted to leave the European Union. Some were pleased, many were deeply concerned. What is likely is that many will be affected. Some wonder if the EU will survive. It will take months if not years to fully understand the ramifications. Here […]

Where The UK's Major Brexit Players Stand After The Referendum

Days after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, leading British politicians face infighting with their parties, anger from voters and confusion over what their future holds. The political chaos of Brexit has now left what Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon called “a vacuum of leadership” in Britain.  The Brexit vote has already […]

Media Objectivity Is Illusive: It Cuts Many Ways

Conservatives often excoriate the “liberal media.” The Media Research Center, a content analysis organization, brands itself as a vehicle to “expose and neutralize the propaganda arm of the left: the national news media.” After an unflattering political cartoon featuring his two daughters, then Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz bewailed how “desperate the liberal media is […]

Why Politicians Lie

I’m sure you have heard accusations that politicians lie, or don’t tell the whole truth. Politicians say that about each other. Back in 1952, Adlai Stevenson said it in a campaign speech: “I offered my opponents a deal: if they stop telling lies about me, I will stop telling the truth about them.” Today Donald […]

At Least 7 Hurt In California Stabbings As Neo-Nazis, Protesters Clash

At least seven people were injured in stabbings Sunday when neo-Nazi demonstrators and counter-protesters clashed outside the capitol building in Sacramento, California.  The Sacramento Fire Department described the situation as a “mass casualty event” — meaning at least five people were injured. Calls about the incident came in just before noon local time, according to […]