Tag Archive | Elections

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, […]

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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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 […]

FOOLS ON THE HILL

              Frauds …pure and simple. Nothing about their philosophy has anything to do with Christianity – Most politicians claiming to be speaking for God have few of their facts straight but it doesn’t stop them from prattling on about values. They twist everything in an effort to shoehorn their own […]

Fire Them All and Start Over

Jessie Ventura, whatever you may think of him, has some interesting ideas: He suggests we vote out all congressional democrats and republicans in the next election and replace them with independents – End domination of the US government by the two parties and a corrupt system of bribery. ….same for the presidency. I like it! […]

Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s “Pity the Nation”

Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s “Pity the Nation” Pity the nation whose people are sheep, and whose shepherds mislead them. Pity the nation whose leaders are liars, whose sages are silenced, and whose bigots haunt the airwaves. Pity the nation that raises not its voice, except to praise conquerors and acclaim the bully as hero and aims to […]