Ranking the Veracity of Media Personality Statements

The fact checking website, PolitiFact, has a section dedicated to checking the veracity of statements made by pundits and other media types – PunditFact. Of the dozens of personalities evaluated on the site, several have earned their own summary page including Rachel Maddow, Rush Limbaugh, and Glenn Beck. Impartiality isn’t a characteristic typically associated with this group so it shouldn’t be surprising all three have … More Ranking the Veracity of Media Personality Statements

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For men only – an exercise in visualization.

Dear Bro, Try to visualize a collage of world strife. Think of specific scenes that appear in the news – aggression, fighting, terrorism, IEDs, rock-throwing, kidnapping school children or field executions. Now, imaging that ALL the faces in your visualization were women. For most, that would paint a surreal picture. I know it does for … More For men only – an exercise in visualization.

Charlie Crist should be governor of Florida.

This is my endorsement of Charlie Crist for governor of Florida. I know such an obscure endorsement won’t carry any weight and will influence no one’s opinion. I know that such influence is the realm of the rich, the connected, and the otherwise powerful. I’m not a politician, not a politico, not affiliated with any … More Charlie Crist should be governor of Florida.

The rabbit hole that is the 2014 Texas GOP platform.

The San Antonio Express-News/Houston Chronicle obtained a copy of the Texas GOP draft platform for 2014. I’m not sure what attracted me to this particular rabbit hole, but for some reason I started reading the document and couldn’t stop. Initially, I thought I’d indulge in some cherry picking and identify those items that seemed most incompatible with … More The rabbit hole that is the 2014 Texas GOP platform.