Tag Archive | dysfunctional government

Bright Minds and Dark Attitudes

Lower Cognitive Ability Predicts Greater Prejudice Through Right-Wing Ideology and Low Intergroup Contact.  Gordon Hodson and Michael A. Busseri – Brock University Despite their important implications for interpersonal behaviors and relations, cognitive abilities have been largely ignored as explanations of prejudice. We proposed and tested mediation models in which lower cognitive ability predicts greater prejudice, […]

Mike Huckabee threatens actual war on women … with troops to stop abortions

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/aug/01/mike-huckabee-end-abortion-military-intervention Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show and a founder of Lady Parts Justice, said: “Mike Huckabee wants to drive a tank into your vagina, so that’s a thing.” “Well, we did say they’d stop at nothing,” tweeted Planned Parenthood, which Republicans are trying to de-fund  again.

So Steve King wants to duel Chuck Schumer

Steve King challenges Chuck Schumer to a duel So that looks like a win win. Steve says: “If we’re going to have some kind of a challenge of rhetoric bouncing back between the House and Senate, let’s do it face to face,” King said on the House floor. “Let’s do it eye to eye. Let’s […]

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Florida Town Faces Choice: Violate Supreme Court ruling or open meeting with Satanic prayer

Florida town’s choice: Violate Supreme Court ruling or open meeting with Satanic prayer (via Raw Story ) Less than three days after the Supreme Court ruled in Town of Greece v. Galloway that prayers before town meetings did not violate the Constitution’s ban on endorsing religion, a self-styled Satanist in Deerfield Beach, Florida has asked […]

Oliver Stone hammers Obama’s ‘lack of spine’

Oliver Stone hammers Obama’s ‘lack of spine’ on military issues: ‘He’s a weak man’ (via Raw Story ) During a Saturday panel at the 2014 Students For Liberty Conference entitled “Imperial Overreach and the National Security State,” journalist Jeremy Scahill and director Olive Stone hammered president Obama for abandoning the progressive principles…

The Great American Class War: Plutocracy Versus Democracy

December 13, 2013 by Bill Moyers This is an edited version of a speech Bill Moyers recently delivered at the Brennan Center for Justice. It was first published at TomDispatch. December 13, 2013 by Bill Moyers This is an edited version of a speech Bill Moyers recently delivered at the Brennan Center for Justice. It […]