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Stopping The Fictional History Tour

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 08.06.2011 | Media
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

The most dangerous thing about the Sarah Palin coverage is she is opening a window of acceptable stupidity. The more off-the-wall stuff that comes from her -- the more she is covered and -- the more people listen.

The Awful Price for Teaching Less Than We Know

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

In its despair and confusion, a large segment of the American populace is prepared to believe anything it's told, in part because we are a country less and less educated in basic essential knowledge about America and the world.

Glenn Beck, Unhinged in Texas

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jackson Williams

What Beck traffics in is not legitimate news, and it's not even legitimate commentary about news. It's just gibberish, with fundamentalist Christianity thrown in.

We've Finally Got Health Care, Hallelujah: All the GOP Can Conjure Is the Bogeyman!

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Russnow

Why is it that Americans only see Republicans' true colors when their results are catastrophic, as in the case of the unending wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the financial crises of the last couple of years?

If Medicare Wants to Kill Grandma, Why Hasn't It Done So For 44 Years?

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

I've never heard of anyone suggesting euthanasia for grandma, grandpa - or me (I'm now 76 and getting progressively more expensive to insure).