Michele Bachmann’s husband tries to “cure” gay people; President Obama wants to make cuts to Social Security and Medicare; meanwhile, the archivist of the U.S. defends Wikipedia from professors. These discoveries and more, below.
On a regular basis, Truthdig brings you the news items and odds and ends that found their way to Larry Gross, director of the USC Annenberg School for Communication. A specialist in media and culture, art and communication, visual communication and media portrayals of minorities, Gross helped found the field of gay and lesbian studies.
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What Kind of “Doctor” is Marcus Bachmann?
The truth about Michele Bachmann’s husband’s Christian counseling service has been exposed: It tries to “cure” gay people with harmful, quack-science “ex-gay” therapy.
Obama pushing for cuts to Social Security, Medicare
For months, the standard narrative among progressive commentators was that Republicans were outrageously exploiting the debt ceiling deadline to impose drastic entitlement cuts on a resisting and victimized Democratic President (he’s weak in negotiations!), but the driving force behind these cuts is the President himself, who is pushing for even larger spending cuts than the GOP was ready to accept.
Wikipedia Aims Higher
The United States’ foremost custodian of public records had advice for professors whose colleagues still turn up their noses at Wikipedia.