The main thing I draw from the Anthony Weiner incident is that the greater shame is in our puerile culture and how the media feeds the frenzy. On its own face their actions are ludicrous and the well-paid media honchos should be equally ashamed.
The United States is experiencing a golden era of conspiracy theories. From the 9/11 Truthers to the Obama Birthers to the Trig Birthers and, most recently, the bin Laden Deathers, alternate theories of reality are alive and thriving.
Now all Americans can breathe a huge sigh of relief because the Centers for Disease Control just posted instructions so we can all adequately prepare for "Zombie Armageddon."
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When President Barack Obama's birth certificate was released, I was looking forward to hearing the birthers say they were sorry for their attack on Obama. How naïve could I possibly have been?
It is possible to convince people who aren't hardcore believers and conspiracy theorists. However, these conditions rarely materialize for prominent political misperceptions, which tend to be harder to definitively debunk.
With this move Gov. Jindal is maneuvering himself further into the presidential conversation, and will no doubt be used by the Republican party as a poster child for a conservative post-racial America.
After all is said and done, what kind of damage will Trump's "terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week" have on his future?
As the last week or two unfolded, I was struck by how several news events absolutely obliterated three of the top lies told by Republicans to try and bring down the president.
For Obama's race to be the cause of the birther critique, we'd need to believe a white Democratic presidential candidate with a foreign parent who spent much of his childhood overseas would not have his eligibility questioned.
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Do you remember what you were doing, saying or writing while President Obama was planning this mission? Donald Trump, for one, was claiming that Obama might not be a real American.
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President Obama tends not to get out in front of image problems. In fact, his analytical leadership style inclines him toward quite the opposite. His response to the birthers and their latest ringleader Donald Trump is a case in point.
I agreed that the questioning of the president's birth place was a conscious form of race baiting, and I considered that day a very sad day in this country, illuminating a great deal of divisiveness, bigotry, and ignorance.
If we had shared intelligence with Pakistan, the chances that it would not have leaked are about zero. Pakistan knows that, just as it knows that the palaver about friendship is meant to conceal as much as it reveals. We're all in on the wink.