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NYT: Welcome to the Age of Denial

NYT: Welcome to the Age of Denial Today, however, it is politically effective, and socially acceptable, to deny scientific fact. Narrowly defined, “creationism” was a minor current in American thinking for much of the 20th century. But in the years since I was a student, a well-funded effort has skillfully rebranded that ideology as “creation […]

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Moment of Truthiness

Moment of Truthiness Do people like Mr. Cantor or Mr. Paul know that what they’re saying isn’t true? Do they care? Probably not. In Stephen Colbert’s famous formulation, claims about runaway deficits may not be true, but they have truthiness, and that’s all that matters. And please stop saying both sides are just as bad. […]

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They Were Making Things Up

FBI Agent Who Consulted On Path to 9/11 Quit Halfway Through Because ‘They Were Making Things Up’ James Bamford, an author and journalist who has written about security issues, appeared on MSNBC to discuss “The Path to 9/11.” Bamford revealed that an FBI agent who worked as a consultant to the film quit halfway through […]

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DeLay Turns to Stephen Colbert

A good sign that Tom DeLay doesn’t have the facts on his side: the top source for his latest defense against his critics is Stephen Colbert. From Think Progress Tom, wake up and smell the Truthiness.Too bad Colbert is on break right now as he would have a blast with this. The sheer meta-ness of […]

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jynxyjoe wins argument with self

Watch as jynxyjoe carries out a scripted debate with himself. And wins. Joe has made it clear that he doesn’t want to debate me. Insult me? Sure. Respond to my posts by calling me a jackass? Sure. But actually carry out a mature discussion? No way. It should be easy to see why. Every time […]