Summary: Today we debunk an especially ugly myth of the Right, in which they twist the history of Thanksgiving to serve their political aims. Learn the truth. Read to the end for the big twist ending. Giving us a faux history as the foundation for a New America “It’s all about power and the unassailable … Continue reading Debunking a right-wing myth about Thanksgiving
Summary: To understand why we so many mass shootings in America, let's cut through the myths and the lies to see the naked truths about gun control. Also, today we had our eight millionth pageview since we opened in Nov 2007! Another day, another mass killing in America. To understand how this happens, look at … Continue reading Cut thru the lies and myths to understand guns in America
Summary: Overconfident scientists propel America's progress. But their confidence does not mean we can safely use their conclusions when making public policy. Stories about future histories of our time show the problem. They can help us more effectively use the insights provided by science. The march of archaeology can help us understands the limits of … Continue reading How science fiction shows us the limits of science
Summary: Central banks have never been more powerful, more significant to the economy, more controversial (although they've often been unpopular), or more misunderstood. Today we debunk two of the myths about their evil they do; at the end are links to posts about their limitations. . Contents About conservatives' faux history and economics About investment … Continue reading Are conservatives right about the Fed? Is it a malign force in America?
Summary: Hollywood projects our dreams and fears on the big screen. Studying films gives us perspective on ourselves.. Today we look at "The Lone Ranger". . . "The Lone Ranger" is a powerful movie whose incoherence reveals much about America. First, it shows (as do so many movies) our discomfort with heroes. Rather than make … Continue reading The Lone Ranger tells us about America