Archive for April 7th, 2008

Center For Inquiry questions politically-skewed high school textbook for classes on U.S. government

| April 7, 2008 | 2 Replies
Center For Inquiry questions politically-skewed high school textbook for classes on U.S. government

I read quite a few textbook quotes from this report and I must agree:  they are shockingly inaccurate.  This book repeatedly pushes the conservative line, even when the facts don’t support it–just like the Bush Administration.   The existence of this high school textbook is yet more evidence that we are living in a post-fact era.  […]

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Director Phil Donahue discusses the sanitizing of the Iraq occupation.

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Director Phil Donahue discusses the sanitizing of the Iraq occupation.

In this Truthout interview (by Geoffry Millard), Phil Donahue exhorts: “Don’t sanitize the war.”  Who are the perpetrators of this effort to sanitize the war?  Politicians and the media, for starters.  That effort to sanitize the bloody U.S. occupation of Iraq is the main message of the newly-released movie that Donahue co-directed: “Body of War.” […]

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Cowardly hypocrisy of "Darwin fish" displays

| April 7, 2008 | 15 Replies
Cowardly hypocrisy of "Darwin fish" displays

My friend Russ sent me this link to an article in our local paper entitled, “Cowardly hypocrisy of Darwin fish displays”. The title does a good job of strongly framing a weak argument. After I read it, I decided to post my response here: The article begins by framing anything interpretable as anti-Christian as equivalent […]

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Republican politics and America’s stunted media

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Republican politics and America’s stunted media

Glenn Greenwald has just written a new book, Great American Hypocrites: Toppling the Myths of Republican Politics.  He has released a long excerpt on Huffpo.  Here is a sampling.  Great American Hypocrites examines the deceitful, personality-based election tactics the Right uses to build absurd cults of personality around their leaders while demonizing liberal and Democratic […]

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