Creating oppotunities for disaster

In the first few days of 2018, Trump’s Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced a huge belated holiday gift to Big Oil: an unbelievably reckless plan to open up nearly all federal waters to oil and gas drilling. Then, just five days later, Zinke made another announcement (on Twitter, following in his […]

Bubbles, Information Biases, & Social Media

To be sure both Republicans and Democrats are living in their own bubbles. Real bubbles are gases surrounded by a liquid, isolated, and short-lived. Information bubbles are of our own making. They are filled with philosophies, facts, attitudes, and actions that tend to fuel our own prejudices. Bubbles […]

A story you probably will not see on FOX News

Roel Geeraedts@RGjournalist The newly-appointed U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands, Pete Hoekstra, has finally admitted that he was wrong to say that there were “no-go” zones in the country where Muslim youths were burning politicians and cars. Hoekstra, a former Republican congressman from Michigan, told a conservative group in […]

January Newsletter

  ANDREA WITTE WILL SPEAK ABOUT ‘MEDICARE-FOR-ALL’ AT DCQC’s JANUARY 20 MEETING Andrea Witte will speak about Medicare-For-All at the Democratic Club of Quail Creek meeting on Saturday, January 20, 3 pm, at the Kino Center Ocotillo Room. The public is welcome to attend. Andrea Witte (pronounced like “witty”) […]

Restricting vocabulary underscores the cultural war

The Washington Post reports (By Lena H. Sun and Juliet Eilperin, December 16) that the Trump administration has informed multiple divisions within the Department of Health and Human Services that they should avoid using specific words or phrases in official documents being drafted for next year’s budget. Officials […]