Whataboutism is often deployed when an argument is seen as a battle to be won and not a debate.
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As strategies go, whataboutism is more attack than debate. Using it isn’t about reasoned argument but winning a fight, no matter the cost to truth.
The doctor is in … with Trump, at least.
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The three leading candidates in the GOP Senate primary race in Pennsylvania all hitched their wagons to Trump. But will that make it harder for the Republican winner to win the center come the fall?
The American flag flies at half-staff at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on May 14, 2022, after President Biden ordered flags lowered to commemorate 1 million American dead due to COVID-19.
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Your willingness to get a vaccination is tied to your political party. And that may have deadly consequences.
Will House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy attempt to defy subpoena?
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Framers of the Constitution put in a clause giving lawmakers immunity from liability for any ‘speech or debate.’ Interpreting it may be key in the battle to get some Republicans to testify.
James Corden, host of ‘The Late Late Show,’ recently announced that he will be stepping down from the show.
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Members of the key 18-to-34 demographic finds the format stale, the hosts unrelatable and the topics patronizing.
An unscalable fence around the U.S. Supreme Court, on May 7, 2022, set up in response to protests against the possible overruling of Roe v. Wade.
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If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, will it be out of step with America?
Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia speaks outside the U.S. Capitol on April 28, 2022.
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The 14th Amendment banned Confederates from public office. But the rebels later received an amnesty that now might save GOP members from prosecution for their roles in the Jan. 6 insurrection.
Technology that can produce deepfakes is widely available.
Deepfakes — manipulated images of people — can be difficult to distinguish from the real thing, and this has terrifying consequences for democracy.
Could the former tweeter-in-chief make a Twitter comeback?
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Analysis of Trump’s post-Twitter communications suggest that the former president has not moderated his messaging style. So what does that mean if he were to go back on Twitter?
Research shows that Europe’s far right has deep ideological and practical ties to Putin’s Russia.
Howdy: Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky speaking to a joint session of the US Congress.
Putin’s war is being portrayed as an attack on democracy in a country where the notion of democratic values is a deeply divisive issue.
A strategic lie is designed to grab media attention with an initial, deliberate lie. This shifts the news agenda onto a politician’s preferred territory.
To the nationalist right, Vladimir Putin embodies similar qualities to Donald Trump’s: determination, virility and attachment to traditional values.
Former US president Donald Trump continues to wield an important influence within the Republican Party. Notwithstanding the war in Ukraine, he and his supporters continue to look up to Vladimir Putin.
Some conservatives view media as biased and take it personally.
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A series of in-depth interviews with self-described conservatives found concerns that go beyond concerns about selective facts or obvious partisanship.
COVID guidelines have changed a lot over the past few years as the pandemic has ebbed and flowed.
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The constantly changing COVID-19 rules can be frustrating. But this pandemic is like no other public health crisis in history. It is better to think of the virus and US responses the way we think about hurricanes.
A few visitors and staff at a Moscow bar watch the broadcast of Russian President Vladimir Putin addressing Russian citizens on a state television channel in March 2020.
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Russia’s propaganda signalled a full-scale invasion of Ukraine a long time ago.
As the COVID-19 pandemic pushed people online, the result has been increasing divisions on social media.
People used social media to connect with others, but after the pandemic, social media is increasingly fractured. Users adopt closed media spaces where they feel safe to express personal values.
In this March 2003 photo, Iraqi soldiers surrender to U.S. Marines following a gunfight. The war has loomed over geopolitical events for the past 19 years.
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The most direct cause of America’s ongoing harrowing descent, including the rise of Donald Trump and his alliance with Vladimir Putin, began 19 years ago with the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
This intercontinental ballistic missile was launched as part of Russia’s test of its strategic forces in 2020.
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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and Vladimir Putin’s nuclear threats have the world on edge, but so far, long-standing arms control measures have helped keep the situation from getting out of control.
PM Scott Morrison after a National Security Committee meeting on March 1. Morrison later tested positive for COVID.
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Imagine if the PM had caught COVID two years ago? We knew so little about COVID with certainty back then, and what we did know was truly frightening. Here’s what’s changed since then.