April 2, 2017

Arthur Lupia talks about the post-truth politics. Vinnie Rotondaro says it was pain that caused people to vote for Trump. And Bill Press interviews Congressman John Yarmuth of Kentucky.

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The war of lies from the White House and the Kremlin, and the outbreak of fake news everywhere, makes one wonder why people just can’t handle the truth. Professor Arthur Lupia has written extensively about public ignorance and shares his thoughts with us. Trump’s health and environmental policies are certain to hurt the very people who elected him. But essayist Vinnie Rotondaro says their physical and psychological pain was why they voted for Trump.

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Arthur Lupia

University of Michigan professor Arthur Lupia studies the role of ignorance in politics. But he says Democrats are to blame for making issues too complicated for voters.

Vinnie Rotondaro

Vinnie Rotondaro explains why so many people voted for Trump. It wasn’t ideology, he says, but physical an psychological pain from circumstances of their life.

John Yarmuth

Bill Press interviews Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth.

Jim Hightower

Why is Trump hostile to actual facts?

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