Tag Archive | special interests

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 […]

West Virginia official tries to censor poem on ‘industrial homicide’ of coal miners

West Virginia official tries to censor poem on ‘industrial homicide’ of coal miners (via Raw Story ) In the face of public criticism, officials in West Virginia have change course and will allow a high school student to read a poem about coal mining disasters in the state. The West Virginia Gazette reported that Hurricane […]

Charter Schools are not all they say they are

  Charter schools are not all they say they are. They are a businesses and “teacher” turnover occurs every few years. That hurts everyone, especially the teachers who are trained and committed as well as the children who depend on consistency and long term dedication and understanding of EDUCATION. Charter schools are taking funding away […]