Gitlin’s Latest Question: Who’s Afraid of Antifa
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Gitlin’s Latest Question: Who’s Afraid of Antifa

First published here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/opinion/antifa-trump-charlottesville.html By TODD GITLINAUG. 28, 2017 A counter protester holds a “Antifa” sign at the Boston Free Speech Rally earlier this month.Credit Stephanie Keith/Reuters During his speech in…

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Gitlin’s View on Charlottesville: A Step-Up Moment for Leadership
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Gitlin’s View on Charlottesville: A Step-Up Moment for Leadership

The fire that burns the length and breadth of American history has burst through a firebreak.  BY TODD GITLIN | AUGUST 14, 2017 First published here: http://billmoyers.com/story/charlottesville-step-moment-leadership/ Charlottesville Unite…

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Trump to the GOP: You, Dopes
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Trump to the GOP: You, Dopes

Right before switching to “Made in Trumpland,” President D. Trump remembered Trumpcare. He ramped up his outreach to the Hill and hosted a handful of GOP senators for dinner.…

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Gitlin’s HISTORY:  Summer of Love and Rage
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Gitlin’s HISTORY:  Summer of Love and Rage

First published here: http://billmoyers.com/story/summer-of-love-and-rage/ HISTORY:  Summer of Love and Rage If you were in the ghettoes of Newark, Detroit or scores of other cities that summer, you were not…

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If anybody’s okay, that’s not T 
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If anybody’s okay, that’s not T 

Recently, T found himself in the Oval Office and decided to make random phone calls. No one wanted to pick up. Mark Knoller@markknoller Pres pool watched Pres Trump…

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Gitlin Watches What He Tweets When Alone
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Gitlin Watches What He Tweets When Alone

First published here http://billmoyers.com/story/watch-what-trump-tweets-but-also-what-he-does/. Watch What He Tweets but Also What He Does @realDonaldTrump in action BY TODD GITLIN | JUNE 19, 2017 The Twitter accounts of President Donald Trump, @POTUS and…

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Gitlin’s Take on George Orwell on Sean Spicer
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Gitlin’s Take on George Orwell on Sean Spicer

First published here: http://billmoyers.com/story/george-orwell-on-sean-spicer/ George Orwell on Sean Spicer A note on the uses of stupefaction. BY TODD GITLIN | JUNE 2, 2017 The Trumps’ nine-day journey outside the…

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Let’s Fire Trump While Abroad
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Let’s Fire Trump While Abroad

In a tweet last week, Trump dismissed the FBI and congressional probes into his Russian connection as a “witch-hunt”. Today, The Washington Post writes: Trump made separate appeals…

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Gitlin on Trump’s War – A Sport and a Pastime
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Gitlin on Trump’s War – A Sport and a Pastime

First published http://www.cjr.org/covering_trump/syria-bombs-tv-news.php WAR IS THE BLOOD SPORT of television. Devastation on the ground—someplace the viewer doesn’t live but where other human beings do, and gasp, run, shout, weep,…

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Gitlin’s Bannon
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Gitlin’s Bannon

First published – http://billmoyers.com/story/bannon-bounced/. Bannon Bounced Chaos is the new normal at the White House. BY TODD GITLIN | APRIL 6, 2017 Bannon Bounced Steve Bannon, chief strategist for…

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You said TPV Rocks. Here is the proof
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You said TPV Rocks. Here is the proof

Classic rock mix for your morning workout from the desk of The Pothole View. Yes, we know. There is no shortage of workout music. But this is especially…

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Gitlin’s Punches
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Gitlin’s Punches

First published here  – http://billmoyers.com/story/times-still-pulls-punches/ The ‘Times’ Still Pulls Its Punches Why is the leadership of the “opposition party” still mincing words? BY TODD GITLIN | MARCH 28, 2017…

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Trump’s Twitter Course in Un-American History
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Trump’s Twitter Course in Un-American History

Trump-the-TwitterMan is in learning mode, when the teaching does not require more than a few characters. Certainly, he’s willing to increase his word-usage, especially if the words are not…

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Who’s Trumping Democracy? The Weakling Democrats
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Who’s Trumping Democracy? The Weakling Democrats

Yesterday, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) chose to continue the failed Clinton strategy of prioritizing wealthy donors over the activist base. In Atlanta, Democrats  chose Tom Perez, the former Obama…

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