Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader The Fix Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Eugene Scott May 22 at 3:47 PM Email the author A perplexing truth was one big reason for President Trump's early success: The Ivy League-educated billionaire from New York had a style that won over much of the working white middle class in America's flyover country. One of the most cited reason for the demographic's support for Trump is that he gets them, from their values to their communication style, and his Twitter feed reflects the Trump you see on the rally … [Read more...] about Do Trump’s Twitter typos and grammar errors actually endear him to his base?
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With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve. THE BIG IDEA: The Trump administration doesn’t care about free and fair elections, except when it does. In March, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked whether President Trump agreed with John McCain that Vladimir Putin’s reelection in Russia was a “sham.” “We're focused on our elections. We don't get to dictate how other countries operate,” Sanders replied. “What we do know is Putin has been elected in their country, and that's not something that we can dictate to them, how they operate. We can only focus on the freeness and the fairness of our elections.” Trump had ignored specific warnings from his own national security team — including a section in his briefing materials that said “DO NOT CONGRATULATE” in all caps — when he congratulated Putin for securing six more years. Yet, on Monday, Trump issued a strongly worded statement condemning the … [Read more...] about The Daily 202: A tale of two elections
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Annie Linskey Globe Staff May 22, 2018 WASHINGTON — The hallmark of President Trump’s Twitter feed is that it sounds like him — grammatical miscues and all.But it’s not always Trump tapping out a Tweet, even when it sounds like his voice. West Wing employees who draft proposed tweets intentionally employ suspect grammar and staccato syntax in order to mimic the president’s style, according to two people familiar with the process.They overuse the exclamation point! They Capitalize random words for emphasis. Fragments. Loosely connected ideas. All part of a process that is not as spontaneous as Trump’s Twitter feed often appears. Advertisement Presidential speechwriters have always sought to channel their bosses’ style and cadence, but Trump’s team is blazing new ground with its approach to his favorite means of … [Read more...] about Trump’s tweets include grammatical errors. And some of them are on purpose.
0 Have your say DAMIAN Hinds, the Education Secretary, has announced £50m extra funding for England’s 163 surviving grammar schools. Six of these are in Yorkshire. Good news or bad? Since the funding is tied to increasing the number of places for children from underprivileged backgrounds, it is surely a good thing. On the other hand, would it not be fairer to spend the money on comprehensive schools since these are the schools that the vast majority of children attend? Even though the cash involved is comparatively small, it comes as no surprise that a row has erupted.Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, Angela Rayner, has described the initiative as ‘absurd’. She fully backs the view of the educational establishment that grammar schools damage social mobility. This is a remarkable claim, since 50 years of the UK version of comprehensive schooling has given us the worst record on social mobility in the developed world. Former Prime Minister, … [Read more...] about Christopher McGovern: A compelling case for new grammar schools
EDUCATION Secretary Damian Hinds once slated grammar schools as “not the answer” to helping the poorest kids climb the ladder. The newly promoted Cabinet minister, touted as a future PM, made the declaration while working as a whip under David Cameron’s government. But yesterday he unveiled a £50million grammar expansion plan. A senior Tory branded the ambitious former Catholic grammar schoolboy a “shapeshifter”. It followed yesterday’s announcement that selective schools will get cash to create thousands of extra places as long as they include those from low-income families. But it sparked a backlash from Labour who claimed it ignores cash-strapped secondaries. GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL [email protected] David Cameron admits Brexit has 'turned out not as badly as we thought' … [Read more...] about Damian Hinds makes grammar school U-turn after previously dubbing them as ‘not the answer’