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December 15, 2017

Alabama, and Other Blazes: Our Visual Roundup of the Week

Alabama, and Other Blazes: Our Visual Roundup of the Week
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By Michael Shaw Doug Jones's victory in Alabama, the sexual harassment and abuse awakening, and the massive wildfires in Southern California highlighted the week.

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December 12, 2017

No Moore: Have We Reached the Cowboy Tipping Point?

No Moore: Have We Reached the Cowboy Tipping Point?
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By Michael Shaw Does Roy Moore's defeat finally strike a blow for character, substance and real qualifications? Is America tired of so-called leaders playing to the TV?

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December 12, 2017

Visual Scholars Read the Fake Russian Ads – Part 2

Visual Scholars Read the Fake Russian Ads – Part 2
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By Michael Shaw We asked seven visual scholars to analyze one of the sponsored ads Russian trolls ran on Facebook during the 2016 presidential election. This is part two.

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December 11, 2017

Watch Nancy Burson’s Latest GIF Morphing Trump with “Rocket Man”

Watch Nancy Burson’s Latest GIF Morphing Trump with “Rocket Man”
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By Michael Shaw The GIF and the picture are about Trump's identification with nemeses, and about scaling the Mt. Olympus for autocrats.

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December 7, 2017

Visual Scholars Read the Fake Russian Ads – Part 1

Visual Scholars Read the Fake Russian Ads – Part 1
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By Michael Shaw We asked seven visual scholars to analyze one of the sponsored ads Russian trolls ran on Facebook during the 2016 presidential election.

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