“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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