Quote on Opinion

What is opinion?How is opinion formed?Is it formed by a mob...or is it formed by one man who thinks about things and wants to do the right thing?Ron Simon, 2011 curator at the Paley Center for Media in New York City, on scriptwriter Reginald Rose's thoughts for the 1954 teleplay of "12 Angry Men" Image… Continue reading Quote on Opinion

Not the Man We Want, But the President We Need

Trump haters think Trump supporters are crazy. Trump supporters think Trump haters wear blinders and express waving opinions dictated word-for-word by mainstream media. So I’m going to tell you what this conservative voter noticed about the president. In their own words I have seen and heard the same negative incidents and opinions commonly cited. But… Continue reading Not the Man We Want, But the President We Need

Book Review: The Misinformation Age by Cailin O’Connor and James Owen Weatherall

Want to see a finely crafted piece of propaganda? Pick this up. Many apparently logical chapters explain how bad information spreads, but if you are used to examining primary sources, thinking critically, and considering omissions and causations, this book may frustrate you. First, note the authors are logic and philosophy professors at the University of… Continue reading Book Review: The Misinformation Age by Cailin O’Connor and James Owen Weatherall

Agree to Disagree: Challenging Our Assumptions

Have you read anything here you disagreed with? Great! It means you are hearing another viewpoint—congratulations—and I am reaching a varied audience. Your viewpoint is valuable. It’s hard to say and to hear “I don’t agree with you” because we all just want to get along. However, meaty, memorable conversations have a civil back-and-forth with… Continue reading Agree to Disagree: Challenging Our Assumptions