CITIZENSHIP

In a Post-Truth Era

To Know Your Country Is To Love Your Country

Fact-checking Claims about Robert Mueller’s FBI Past

Fox News’s Sean Hannity has made some searing accusations about independent investigator Robert Mueller’s past, linking him to an infamous 1968 trial that resulted in the wrongful conviction of four men. But the facts say Hannity is not telling the truth.

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Welfare Reform Requirements Favor Rural Whites

Welfare Reform Requirements Favor Rural Whites

While many on both sides of the aisle agree that our nation’s welfare programs need to be reformed, a new work requirement for Medicaid has sent states scrambling to request waivers. The trouble is, the proposed waivers tend to favor rural, white residents.

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How Moderates View Immigration

How Moderates View Immigration

While no two moderates are exactly alike, we can infer how the majority of moderates view immigration based on the results of a 2014 poll. Based on a survey of 1,500 American voters, 86 percent of moderates said that they view undocumented immigrants as hardworking people who are trying to provide for their families.

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Will the Mueller Investigation Actually End by September?

Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani said Special Counsel Robert Mueller plans to complete his inquiry on obstruction of justice by the beginning of September. But that’s coming from someone who has a reputation for being dishonest with the press, and there’s no confirmation from Mueller’s office.

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Meet the Anti-Trump Evangelicals

Not all evangelicals are supporters of President Trump; the problem is, every time they try to speak up, their bretheren try to silence them. And that’s a problem when it comes to equal representation in the media. But things are slowly starting to change.

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NPS Report Mentions Climate Change After All

You may recall an April 2018 report that revealed censorship of a National Park Service report on the effects of rising sea levels and storm surge on America’s national parks. At the time, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke swore up and down that the Department of the Interior was not censoring science, but the Center for Investigative Reporting’s findings showed otherwise.

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EPA Blocks AP and CNN from Summit on Contaminants

Reporters from the Associated Press and CNN were blocked from entering a summit on contaminants in drinking water. An EPA spokesperson claimed that there was no space for them, but some are seeing it as “selective” exclusion, possibly in retaliation for unfavorable news coverage.

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Thomas Jefferson Invented Progressive Taxation

Progressive taxation is a concept first introduced in the 1780s by Thomas Jefferson. And until the 1980s, it was still seen as the best way to tighten the income gap between the wealthiest and poorest Americans. Looking back, Jefferson understood something important that we’ve lost track of today.

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The Wealth Gap Hurts Families the Most

The wealth gap is stark. Forty percent of the nation’s financial wealth is owned by the top one percent of earners, while only seven percent of the nation’s wealth is owned by the bottom 60 percent of earners. Over the last 30 years, the bottom 60 percent of the population has seen their wealth decline, while the top five percent has grown increasingly richer.

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