Monthly Archives: January 2016

Zika, Vaccines and Climate Change: Convergence of Right and Left Extremism

The GOP has evolved (ironically, a process they would deny) to be the proud political party of anti-intellectualism, harking back to the Dark Ages with a never-ending campaign against evolution, tired rants denying the reality of climate change, and a … Continue reading »

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How the GOP Is Killing Us With Ignorance

In his State of the Union speech on January 12, 2016, President Obama said this about climate change: Look, if anybody still wants to dispute the science around climate change, have at it. You’ll be pretty lonely, because you’ll be … Continue reading »

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Scalia’s Views on Religious Neutrality Reveal He Is Neutral on Sanity

Speaking at a Catholic high school in New Orleans recently, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said, “To tell you the truth there is no place for that in our constitutional tradition. Where did that come from To be sure, you … Continue reading »

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Death of an Orca: What It Means for the GOP

Donald Trump may be to the Republican Party what Blackfish was to SeaWorld. The documentary Blackfish on the mistreatment of Orcas had a disastrous effect on the marine amusement park, revealing a long-standing and widely-accepted SeaWorld lie that the whales … Continue reading »

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Intolerance Masked As Tolerance Is Still Intolerance

Racism exists in this country; denying that reality, a disease of conservativism, is just the latest reincarnation of a problem that never seems to die. But right wing extremism is not our society’s only ideological woe. Sadly, liberalism has developed … Continue reading »

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Who Will Investigate the Investigators?

We are currently trying to understand the cause of what must be the worst terrorist attacks in American history. To get to the bottom of this threat to our national security, the Congress has gotten serious with 32 congressional hearings, … Continue reading »

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The Devils of Darwin: Satan Takes on the Tea Party

Ben Carson is interesting as a Republican candidate for the presidency, not because he could ever win, but because he embodies in one person the very worst of conservative thought. In spite of his intellectual prowess as a neurosurgeon, Carson … Continue reading »

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