The old saying, seeing is believing, has never been more true or dangerous in this age of political cynicism and technology. Find out how or why political ads create and maintain false impressions.
It's been five long years of blogging the Trump years. We've laughed, we've cried, we've pulled some of our remaining hair out, but we've made it. It is almost done and our democracy, nation, and souls are still largely intact. Unfortunately, we're not through.There is much more to come as we stitch ourselves back together like some kind of common Frankenstein monster as we recover from the PTSD that Trump gave us and the needless deaths and suffering from #COVID19. We also have to keep #BidenHarris honest & progressive, oppose Republican obstructionism anti-democratic tendencies, and whatever other black swans await us. All of which will be addressed using good old-fashioned snarcky, sarcasticky, profaney fun and psychological insights.
A trait of most successful people is being able to delay gratification. The evidence for and against Donald Trump’s skill in this area is evaluated… and it ain’t pretty.
With Donald Trump assuming the Republican nomination for presidency, many GOP politicians who once opposed him, are now, if not endorsing, at least supporting him. This post takes a look inside the cognitive gyrations necessary to accomplish this feat.
Back in March 2012 a 19 month-old boy died of meningitis. In April 2016, his parents were found guilty of neglecting him to death. Are they guilty? Is the boy’s father a psychopath? I lay out the evidence… and it ain’t pretty.
Wingnuts have been making some news lately, haven’t they? And with all their wingnutty views comes some kind of justification. This post explains why that explanation is accepted as legitimate by so many.
In response to criticism directed at Pres. Obama for suggesting that BLM activists should be willing to compromise, I take us through minority influence and apply the principles to several current social movements.
We all have argued with people on the other side of the political or ideological divide. Typically, to no avail. This post explores the strategies that research suggests may be successful… if it is at all possible.
Once a falsehood or an honest mistake has been introduced into the electorate, it can take on a life of its own. It can be very difficult to scrub this from the consciousness of the population. This post explores the reasons behind people clinging to a disproved lie or errors like death panels in the ACA.