Election 2016: Truth in the post-facts era or why we still need journalism

I’ve been covering elections and politics in one way or another for the better part of 20 years. I’ve seen sexual assault allegations on the campaign trail, mistresses in the Governor’s mansion, bribes, and tax evasion — and that was just Gov. Jim Gibbons! I’ve done candidate profiles of everyone from the school board to…

From BernieBros to TrumpBots, the 2016 election season is about Privilege Panic

If there is one uniting theme in the 2016 presidential campaign season it is the rise of Privilege Panic. Again and again, across parties and at venues all over the country, we see a deep well of anger exploding with the landing of fists and the hurling of chairs (and death threats). From BernieBros to…

No one who runs for president is an “outsider”

I keep seeing stories about these statistically insignificant rogue voters who are threatening to tantrum if they don’t get their way. For instance, this Guardian piece on Bernie Sanders supporters threatening to vote for GOP-front runner Donald Trump if Hillary Clinton gets the Democrat’s nomination. (Their proxy on the Republican side is the #NeverTrump contingent…