Giving up on the idea that reason matters is not only premature from a...– A Vote for Reason - NYTimes.com
5 Ways to Spot a B.S. Political Story in Under 10... →
nostrich: Cracked is now your personal adviser on avoiding click-bait. Step one would normally be to avoid Cracked, sadly, this is actually pretty good. Excerpt: You’re probably asking why routine slips of the tongue continually become news headlines when they have absolutely no impact at all on the candidates’ positions or platforms, or what they intend to do in office, or how...
Conservative Economist Bruce Bartlet talks to Bill... →
Back when the Tea Party first came into existence, back in 2009 they had a big demonstration in Washington. And we went around and we surveyed a good percentage of the people in this demonstration about what they knew about taxes, what they thought the top rate was, what they thought their tax rate was. You know, questions of just straight factual knowledge, not opinion. And it turned out that...
The Mind of the Beholder
How we perceive a thing depends upon our emotional state - our state of mind. When our state of mind is positive, we receive new information in a positive light. The same goes not just for negative emotional states, but for a wide range of mental and psychological conditions that mix to comprise our frame of mind. We experience this simply when we snap at someone undeservedly while in a bad mood....