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Entries by David Ropeik from 05/2012

Be Grateful for the Good Journalists

| Posted 05.02.2012 | Media

My father, a journalist, died a few days ago. He taught me that journalism is not just a job but a calling, a high form of public service.

The Heartland Billboard Embarrassment and the Dangers of Ideological Ignorance

| Posted 05.08.2012 | Green

It is far less an appeal to reason, and far more a campaign to preach to the choir, to circle the ideological wagons of the members of the tribe, and rally the troops around Heartland's deeply conservative and libertarian ideals.

Tribalism: Making a Risky World Even More Dangerous

| Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

Tribalism is pervasive, and it controls a lot of our behavior, readily overriding reason. Think of the inhuman things we do in the name of tribal unity.