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Papantonio: The Death of Critical Thinking In America

  • Stupid Voters Are Exactly What Republicans Want
  • Bill Moyers | Susan Jacoby on American Ignorance

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Papantonio-%20The%20Death%20of%20Critical%20Thinking%20In%20America.jpgMarch 13, 2015 | The right wing attack on education has done more than just make students a little less intelligent – it has completely dismantled a generation’s critical thinking abilities. And that’s exactly the kind of voter that the Republicans want.

America’s Lawyer Mike Papantonio talks about this with attorney Howard Nations.

Mike Papantonio, "Pap, " has received numerous multi-million dollar verdicts on behalf of victims of corporate malfeasance.

Howard Nations: The Nations Law Firm is a  national pharmaceutical litigation firm.

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Bill Moyers | Susan Jacoby on American Ignorance, Bill Moyers, Bill Moyers & Company

  • The author and free thinker discusses the rise of ignorance in our classrooms, our culture and our politics.
  • An Absolutely Shocking Statistic about America's Education System

Fantasies and Fictions at G.O.P. Debate


  • (After) Wednesday’s Republican debate … I’m terrified. You should be, too.
  • Now we have presidential candidates who make Mr. Bush (II) look like Abe Lincoln. But who will tell the people?
  • Reviews of This Week's GOP Debate

Paul Krugman, New York (NY) Times

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Sept. 18, 2015 | I’ve been going over what was said at Wednesday’s Republican debate, and I’m terrified. You should be, too. After all, given the vagaries of elections, there’s a pretty good chance that one of these people will end up in the White House.

Why is that scary? I would argue that all of the G.O.P. candidates are calling for policies that would be deeply destructive at home, abroad, or both. But even if you like the broad thrust of modern Republican policies, it should worry you that the men and woman on that stage are clearly living in a world of fantasies and fictions. And some seem willing to advance their ambitions with outright lies.

Nobel Prize-winning New York Times Op-Ed columnist Paul Krugman comments on economics and politics.

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paul_krugman4.jpgPaul Krugman (Credit: Reuters/Tim Shaffer) 


Reviews of This Week's GOP Debate, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

  • Drinks for my friends.
  • Part 1: Clusterfuck Revisited
  • Part 2: A 5 year old's observations on the Republican debate


Read This Before the Media Uses a Drowned Refugee Boy to Start Another War


You are troubled by that picture you saw on Facebook. Good. It means your heart hasn’t been completely hardened by nationalistic and xenophobic indoctrination. But don’t let it make you susceptible to war party manipulation. And don’t just “raise awareness” of it by liking and sharing the tragedy and then forgetting about it in a month. To truly contribute to justice for Aylan, work to set things right.

Dan SanchezAntiMedia

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refugees.jpgSeptember 8, 2015 | A baby boy turned to flotsam. Washed up on the shore, face down in the mud. His family, refugees from Syria’s civil war, had tried to reach Greece, but their over-crowded raft overturned in the Mediterranean Sea and he drowned along with his brother and mother. The viral image of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi’s lifeless little body on a Turkish beach has shaken the conscience of the West and wrenched America’s attention to the refugee crisis now rocking Europe.

Newsflash to the oblivious citizenry of the power-projecting “free world”: this is what war looks like. This times ten million. That which is mere “foreign policy” to you and your government is desperation and death to those on the receiving end of it.

Dan Sanchez joined Anti-Media as an independent journalist in August of 2015. His topics of interest include anti-imperialism, economic education, libertarian philosophy, peaceful parenting, and police accountability. 

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KKK Praised in Text used in State-Funded Christian Schools

  • "The [Ku Klux] Klan in some areas of the country tried to be a means of reform, fighting the decline in morality and using the symbol of the cross ... In some communities it achieved a certain respectability as it worked with politicians." - from Bob Jones University Press American history textbook
  • The Coddling of the American Mind

Troutfishing, Daily Kos

Poisoned%20Apple%20on%20Book%20in%20front%20of%20Green%20Chalkboard.jpgSun Jun 17, 2012 | How to explain the growing polarization of American, into two different cultural and political camps, each with almost diametrically opposing worldviews and contradictory sets of facts?

One overlooked possible reason - schools.

Consider the following claims, from the A Beka Book and Bob Jones University Press fundamentalist textbook lines used in Christian schools now subsidized with state tax money in over a dozen states across America.

Troutfishing: My real name is Bruce Wilson. I co-founded Talk to Action, a blog dedicated to the intersection of politics and religion, with Frederick Clarkson.

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The Coddling of the American Mind, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • WEL_Haidt_PC_Books_FNLcrop/c939be5b4.jpg What are we doing to our students if we encourage them to develop extra-thin skin just before they leave the cocoon of adult protection?
  • Part 1: The Coddling of the American Mind
  • Part 2: Higher education’s real censors: What we’re missing in the debate over trigger warnings and “coddled” students