“Facts Don’t Matter!” or Trump’s War on Data

With the Comey and national security breaches blowing up all the news cycles right now there is one big story you may have missed: how the Trump administration forced out John Thompson as head of the Census Bureau. Wait…what??? With everything else going on, why the hell does that matter? In fact, it matters a great deal: Thompson’s departure and the troubles of the Census Bureau are scandal enough, but there is a broader and more troubling pattern of Team Trump’s seeking to dismantle government data collection to deny citizens the…

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Trump’s top policy priority: Enriching Trump Inc.

They say you should go with what you know and that is especially true in the case of Crooked Donald. Because unlike the issues with his travel ban or his health care fiasco, Trump has issued at least one Executive order that went smoothly. According to Politico, Trump’s order making it easier to pollute lakes and rivers with fertilizer run-off was welcome news to America’s privately-owned golf courses. As you might expect from a man who not only owns several golf courses, but is also spends at least a day…

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