Author: David Cay Johnston

David Cay Johnston co-founded DCReport. He is a best-selling author and investigative journalist who for 13 years reported for The New York Times. Johnston is a specialist in economics and tax issues. He won a 2001 Pulitzer Prize. He teaches at Syracuse University College of Law.

Getting Out Facts and Making Sure Voters Cast Ballots Beats Trumpism The overwhelming failure in the recall of California Gov. Gavin Newsom should send a powerful message to those Republicans who think their future lies with Donald Trump and Trumpism. It doesn’t. By any measure, the vote to retain Newsom was a landslide. Almost 64% of voters cast ballots against recalling Newsom. That’s better than the record margin by which Newsom won in 2018. He won that race with just under 62% of the vote. It also equals the share of California votes for Biden against Trump in 2020. Trumpers…

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Trump Tries Raising Money in His Fight to Force Social Media Companies to Let Him Spew His Bile America’s panhandler in chief, Donald Trump, just proved beyond all doubt that he has no idea what is in the Constitution he took an oath to defend. Trump today sent me and millions of others a text begging for money to finance federal lawsuits filed in Florida against Facebook, Google, Twitter and their chief executive officers for “UNCONSTITUTIONAL CENSORSHIP.” Trump is, at least for now, banned from their platforms for breaking their rules. Had Trump ever read the First Amendment, he would…

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