What is Public Notice?

Public Notice is the online home for Aaron Rupar’s coverage of politics and media, featuring his reporting and pieces from a wonderful cast of contributors.

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Over three years at Vox, Aaron established himself as one of the foremost chroniclers of Trumpism, explaining what’s happening on the American right for a largely progressive audience. He immersed myself in right-wing media and watched Trump rallies so you didn’t have to. And he still does that here, with some help from friends.

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Public Notice is fair, but not impartial. We think democracy and free and fair elections are good things and, unlike a lot of mainstream coverage, are not shy about saying so — or about holding major outlets accountable when they equivocate.

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We cover the full gamut of American politics, with a focus on the Republican Party’s turn against democracy and the media ecosystem that enables it. Public Notice situates day-to-day developments within that macro context.

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Public Notice hits your inbox at least four times weekly (Monday and then Wednesday-Friday), with special editions occasionally on Tuesdays and weekends. Most of what we publish is totally free, but paid subscribers get at last one exclusive column each week, commenting privileges, access to Q&As with me, and much more.

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I’m extremely proud of the quality and quantity of work we publish each and every week. Recent highlights include my national headline-making scoop on how Sinclair injects deceptive right-wing attacks into local news broadcasts, in-depth explainers of the Trump trials and Supreme Court shenanigans , spicy Q&As with prominent political commentators, the case for Biden as a historically underrated president, and a big picture breakdown of Trump’s horrifying second-term agenda.

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Follow Aaron on twitter (@atrupar) for lots of live video, commentary, and occasional snark. (I also post regularly these days on Threads, Bluesky, and Substack Notes). Email him (atrupar@gmail.com) to pitch story ideas or just get in touch.

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The rest of the year in American politics promises to be a bumpy but fascinating ride. I hope you’ll join me as we navigate it together.

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Liz Dye is a columnist at Above the Law, contributor at Wonkette and Public Notice, presenter at Legal Eagle, and co-host of the Law and Chaos podcast.