No discussion of the American political process today is complete without a mention of fake news, junk news, or – most broadly – disinformation. Disinformation is defined as false information that is spread with the intent for it to deceive or harm, often occurring alongside misinformation, which is false information...
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Washington Watch: The Idea of America is at Risk
by James Zogby in Washington Watch
I have long argued that the American identity was fundamentally different than that of most other countries in the world. While the identity of most nations has been ethnic-based, being American represented an inclusive idea that transcended ethnicity.
For centuries we have absorbed peoples from all over the world and, within less than a generation, they became American. As they did, not only were they transformed, but the idea of America, itself, was transformed. Continue Reading....
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