Tag: Rising Tide
We’re Overdue An “America 2.0”
America is a great idea that its founders executed poorly. In their defense, they were products of their time: white, Christian, land-owning men who believed they were the epitome of creation. They weren’t, of course. But, also in their defense, their idea had merit. Human self-government is a magnificent thing! You just have to execute…
Skepticism v Cynicism – They’re NOT The Same Thing!
Not a revelation: our news media sucks. It’s broken. And “both sides do it” (BSDI) brand journalism broke it. Not all journalists practice BSDI but enough do that their journalism prevents We The People from ever getting the truth in real time. Healthy journalism depends on skepticism. Doubt. But, hey – bring receipts? Doubt can…
The GOP Wet Dream: Turn America Into White Trash Heaven
Think about the America the Republican Party wants us to be: a racist, bigoted, misogynistic hellhole of corruption where the rich get richer and everyone else gets the shaft. It’s an America of sham elections and squalid values. It favors feelings over facts, ignorance over expertise and bullshit over truth. It’s not a coincidence that…