It may not be possible to calculate how many times the current President has referred to America or one of its Presidents as the "laughing stock" of the world, but he made it come true Tuesday to a global audience on TV, the internet and countless social media feeds carrying his address to the United Nations General Assembly.
Partisan politics is far from new in news reporting, but the proliferation of niche digital news publications aimed at readers -- and/or viewers -- across the political spectrum appears to be accelerating. And while most of the attention has been on conservative and/or alt right publications, liberal and progressive publishers are also gaining steam.
For most Americans, their personal data privacy now rivals our Constitution's most basic rights, according to results of a recent survey conducted by James Madison's Montpelier. The study, which was fielded by Edelman Intelligence, was designed to understand how important and secure Americans believe their Constitutional Rights are, and whether and how they should be amended. Ninety-five percent of Americans said their data privacy is somewhat or extremely important to them, about the same percentage that cited their civil rights (96%) and their voting rights (95%) and more than cited freedom of the press (91%), freedom of religion (90%) and …
Today, I'm doing the same for Donald J. Trump that I've been doing for other sociopaths. I'm going to stop referring to him by his name. From this point forward, he'll be objectified as the common noun "President."