Before there was UBER or Airbnb there was Napoleon. He figured out how to use social media before there was social media, and once he had figured it out, he came within a hair's breadth of conquering the world.
There is no place I'd rather "break matzoh" this year than at the James Beard House with award-winning Tel Aviv chef Raffi Cohen. But I'm fully committed both nights at the homes of wonderful friends, whose Seder meals are "pre-ordained" and follow the traditions of the Ashkenazi kitchen.
Waterloo? The apocalypse? The Titanic? These are just some of the terms that some journalists, political pundits and ordinary people are employing as they describe the current state of the Republican party.
We just feel like today will be the day someone jumps out and yells "April Fools! Biff from Back to the Future II isn't really running for president! And a madman isn't actually in charge of a nuclear-armed country." Right? Right?
We can better understand the "trumpification of the media" by focusing on the commercial logic that drives it. This draws attention to the root of the problem: the commercial pressures and profit imperatives that encourage particular types of news coverage.