The Normal Person's Guide to 45's First 45 Fucking Days
What the fuck? It’s only been 45 days? It feels like four years.
This project started as an effort to personally keep up with a news cycle that could only be described as “shock and awe.” Every day I saw multiple big stories coming out of the White House. And every day I struggled to get a sense of the bigger picture. There never seemed to be an “edge” — an end to the day’s news. And, when faced with a seemingly limitless amount of news, hot takes, and sensationalized clickbait posts, how is anybody able to actually be an informed citizen? And what if you aren’t a news junkie or have, you know, an actual life to tend to?
The daily news blitzkrieg is by design and undermines a democracy with the intent of fatiguing normal people into submission. By answering the question “what the fuck just happened today?” this project attempts to provide a daily antidote to an impossible news cycle. But every once in a while you need to zoom out, gain some perspective, and observe the larger trends and stories.
So, in honor of America's 45th president, let’s step back and take a look at the five big storylines from 45’s first 45-days in office. Check out the links below and share it on Twitter or Facebook. –Matt