Ben Fountain

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American author of novels and short stories

Ben Fountain on KCRW

When a novelist turns reporter, you don’t get journalistic cliches or more of the pack consensus.

Novelist Ben Fountain on Trump, Clinton and America’s Future

When a novelist turns reporter, you don’t get journalistic cliches or more of the pack consensus.

from To the Point

Ben Fountain: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

from Bookworm

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Despite mounting evidence, Republicans in the House and the Senate are defending President Trump or keeping their heads down. Veteran GOP conservatives accuse them of sacrificing morality for short-term political gain. Meantime the Trump Administration calls the impeachment inquiry “unconstitutional,” while legal scholars point out that it’s part of Article II. And how did Ukraine, an obscure former Soviet republic, become so important? Money.

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Dunce, by Mary Ruefle, finds meaning everywhere.

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The structure of Emma Donoghue’s  Akin  leads the reader through one surprise after another.

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Today, on All The President’s Jawyers...

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

... there's a lot to discuss after last night's Democratic presidential debate.

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Malcolm Gladwell's latest book explores why people struggle to understand strangers, and the negative (and even tragic) consequences when we don’t.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Greta Thunberg inspired Fridays for Future--school strikes around the world.  Were the leaders of major polluters paying attention? Not according to what they told the United Nations.

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What did President Trump do this time?

from Left, Right & Center

In a world in which global opinion reigns, public diplomacy rooted in nationalism and propaganda will not save us from pressing crises.

from Scheer Intelligence