Tag Archives: critical thinking

Persuasion 2018 – Part Three

In today’s installment of my series on persuasion I want to concentrate on one target demographic: young people. You will find a lot of similar strategies for activating young voters and women. News flash to the old, white men of the GOP: women are people. Let’s explore. Continue reading Persuasion 2018 – Part Three

Censorship Business

The biggest political story in America last week was not whose buttocks Al Franken did or did not palm, naked pictures of Joe Barton or even that the White House wants Roy Moore to win in Alabama (Were you surprised? I certainly wasn’t) it was two business deals. Let’s explore. Continue reading Censorship Business

Betsy’s War

If you doubt there is a war on public education going on under the Trump administration you simply haven’t been paying attention. It is nothing new; Republicans have been opponents of public education for years. In states like North Carolina, where the Republicans took control in 2011 we have been living with it for years. With Trump’s inauguration and Mike Pence’s tie breaking Senate vote to confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education it went national in 2017. Let’s explore. Continue reading Betsy’s War

My President Is Incapable Of Critical Thinking

I remember taking tests that made a statement and then offered three possible answers: True, False and Insufficient Data. They taught critical thinking in that sometimes the statement didn’t present enough information on which to base a conclusion. Tuesday morning President Trump illustrated that he is incapable of critical thinking. Let’s explore. Continue reading My President Is Incapable Of Critical Thinking

Bad; Then (Almost Unbelievably) Worse

If you are looking for an example of what a Republican dominated, Trump led Washington will look like Raleigh, North Carolina might be a good place to start your quest. Here is a warning: It is ugly and even more dysfunctional than most progressives think it will be. Let’s explore. Continue reading Bad; Then (Almost Unbelievably) Worse