Dueling remarks about the Pope & the climate from Rush & Jeb! We can learn from both.

Summary: Two voices on the Right illustrate vital aspects of our largely dysfunctional political system, bad news and good news about the climate wars (and the Pope). We can learn from the former and gain inspiration from the latter.  {2nd of 2 posts today.} “It is extremely likely (95 – 100% certain) that human activities … Continue reading Dueling remarks about the Pope & the climate from Rush & Jeb! We can learn from both.

What do we learn from conservatives’ fake quotes?

Summary:  Today both Left and Right in America are dysfunctional, but they are neither equivalent nor equal in power. Today we look at the Right's revealing love of fake quotes. {2nd of 2 posts today} "Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it." --- Jonathan Swift, The Examiner (1710).     One astonishing aspect … Continue reading What do we learn from conservatives’ fake quotes?

The polls tell us America is a Christian nation, with a Republican, Creationist, pro-torture heartland

Summary: This mornings post looks at America's deeds and asked Is America a Christian nation?  Now we look at the polls for answers to that question, and find that America has a strong Christian core. They tend to vote Republican, believe in Creationism, and approve of torture.   (2nd of 2 posts today.) "Jesus wept." --- John … Continue reading The polls tell us America is a Christian nation, with a Republican, Creationist, pro-torture heartland

Despite the Right’s Thanksgiving myth, the Pilgrims rebelled against their corporate landlord

Summary: Many posts here have documented the myths the Right has created to reshape our views of ourselves, of America. Today we debunk an especially ugly one, twisting the history of Thanksgiving. Read to the end for the big twist ending. {Second of two posts today} . Myths (AKA lies) are among the tools the … Continue reading Despite the Right’s Thanksgiving myth, the Pilgrims rebelled against their corporate landlord

We awake from fears of an Ebola pandemic in America. Now let’s ask who’s responsible…

Summary: The initial infection in America has burned out. Nina Pham is in "fair" condition; Amber Vinson's condition private at the family's request. Many of those exposed, including the deceased man's (Thomas Duncan) fiancée, have cleared quarantine. Some who contracted the disease in West Africa but received modern treatment have recovered (nurse William Pooley and … Continue reading We awake from fears of an Ebola pandemic in America. Now let’s ask who’s responsible…