The strange political dominance of the Grand Old Party can be explained by 12 factors, including the neoliberal agenda of the Democratic Party, gerrymandering, the politics of fear, and mass ignorance in much of the U.S. populace.
At a time when in-depth discussions are more necessary than ever, ignorance will prevail over intellectualism; a third of Americans can't tell you what the term "transgender" means; meanwhile, propaganda is a powerful factor behind the growing prison problem we face in the U.S. These discoveries and more after the jump.
In the media at large, the validity of vaccines, global warming and other scientific findings are being overturned without giving thought to the politics of the sources or the bias of the audience.
The GOP isn't known for being the party of science--far from it, in fact--so when one of its own reaches a new low in scientific stupidity, it's worth noting.
This week on Truthdig Radio in collaboration with KPFK: Alan Grayson tells us why he’s running again for Congress; wild-man cartoonist Mr. Fish discusses his new book; a couple of holy men talk about biblical ignorance; and Truthdig editor-in-chief Robert Scheer talks about President Obama's rejection of Elizabeth Warren. Update: Full transcript.This week on Truthdig Radio: Alan Grayson, wild-man cartoonist Mr. Fish, a couple of holy men and Robert Scheer.
This week on Truthdig Radio in collaboration with KPFK: Alan Grayson tells us why he’s running again for Congress; wild-man cartoonist Mr. Fish discusses his new book; a couple of holy men talk about biblical ignorance; and Truthdig editor-in-chief Robert Scheer talks about President Obama’s rejection of Elizabeth Warren.
US Rep Brian Baird, D-Wash, has criticized the White House, Israel and even his congressional colleagues after three trips to the Gaza Strip, commenting on the lack of action by the international community and the ignorance that most U politicians have toward the plight of the Palestinians.
So once again, Israel has opened the gates of hell to the Palestinians. Forty civilian refugees dead in a United Nations school, three more in another. Not bad for a night's work in Gaza by the army that believes in "purity of arms". But why should we be surprised?
Al Gore has been in town launching his new book, "The Assault on Reason," and you could have predicted the buzz: Is he about to jump into the race? What you probably wouldn't have predicted, because it's insane, is the counterbuzz -- that Gore, poor fellow, is just too ostentatiously smart to be elected president.