It is not enough to say people believe what they want to believe. They will also believe it in the face of irrefutable counter-evidence and millennia of fundamental proof.
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Not so long ago -- in that 1959-'69 span of the U.S.-Soviet space race -- the love of learning held sway.
See what happens when you young liberal voters get so disgruntled and disillusioned that you drop all your party's newborn, hard-won ideas without giving them sufficient time to mature?
Dear Abby: I am so confused and I don't know what to do.
Republican voters aren't dumb in the sense that they lack intelligence. But they are childlike because they let others -- conservative media personalities -- do their thinking for them.
When we face challenges, most achievers and slackers alike, fail to ask for help. Too often, we go off into the sunset like the Lone Ranger, and forget all about Tonto.
This country has been on a stupid vector for a long time. It's hard to tell when being inarticulate became as acceptable as being smart, but the notion has unfortunately gained traction.
Why can't little Tiffany learn to program? What happened to the American genius for math? I've been wondering about this for a long time, but suddenly...
The soul of America is exhausted, wounded, mistrusting, suspicious, fearful -- and compromised. This is not a soul that can rebuild a country.
Listening to a president hard-pressed to get a sentence out without a goof, I believe we got lazy. But now we have a very smart first family and I don't want to be left behind.
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