Disclaimer: The Twentieth Century events listed in this blog post are recalled from memory, although I learned about most of them secondhand because I wasn’t born until 1960. Wikipedia was used to try to confirm dates, and if there are inaccuracies I apologize. Readers who find errors are welcome to respond in the comments section with documentation, and if necessary I will make corrections. When we engage in important judgment calls, we must be alert to the possibility that people working against our interests are manipulating us. Careful critical thinking is just part of being a responsible adult. On October … Continue reading Dirty Tricks And The Voters Who Fall For Them
I skipped the Trump-Clinton debate last night, but kept track of what people were saying on social media. Is anyone still undecided? I’m in the habit of voting for the Democratic candidate for President (and for most other offices), and for a long time I’ve been pretty clear on Donald Trump being a monster. Besides, last night’s debate was expected to be one more Trump Freak Show. A bunch of people besides me must have felt justified sitting this one out. My Twitter pals generally agree on politics. When we post opinions, we’re preaching to the choir, so to speak. … Continue reading Oh, Gross.