Top Articles by Ben Cohen
When the most pro science candidate, Jeb Bush, says “I don’t think it’s [climate change] the highest priority,” we can safely say that the Republican party has absolutely no interest in doing anything about saving our planet from disaster. Or in other words, they are actively trying to destroy it.
While Palin usually uses her facebook page to promote hate and fear, after the shooting in Colorado over the weekend, to her credit she posted a heartfelt message of condolences to the victims. However, the comment thread on the post offered up a frankly terrifying insight into the mind of a Sarah Palin fan.
Cruz scored so low on the test that Michael Mann, a Pennsylvania State University meteorology professor who was interviewed for the AP article declared that,”This individual understands less about science (and climate change) than the average kindergartner…That sort of ignorance would be dangerous in a doorman, let alone a president.”
As Donald Trump calls for a national registry of Muslims in America, Salon type liberals are insisting Islam is a religion of peace. Both depictions of Muslims and Islam are wrong, yet each extreme apparently represents the parameters of debate within which we are allowed to think about a very complicated subject.
If you’ve followed Matt Taibbi’s career for the past decade, you have probably come to wait with bated breath for the latest installment of his epic Tom Friedman takedowns — and his latest does not disappoint.
Donald Trump has proposed that Muslims be registered on a national database. If you have lost Bill Maher on anything related to Islam, it’s pretty much guaranteed to be a very, very bad idea.
Speaking at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Manila yesterday, President Obama took time out to thoroughly embarrass Republican governors around the nation who are demanding the US stop letting Syrian refugees into the country.
One would think that in the wake of a serious tragedy caused by religious fundamentalism, Republican candidates would wait at least a week or so before promoting batshit crazy religious gimmicks designed to reel in evangelist voters.
In the past, students in America have protested racial segregation, their government’s invasion of defenseless nations, fought for gender equality and demonstrated against horrific police brutality. In 2015, students are demanding safe places filled with fluffy pillows to protect them from words they might find “triggering”.
The leading Republican contender for the Presidency of the United States thinks he can solve the situation in Syria by creating more potential terrorists and leaving the hard thinking to other people. Not exactly confidence inspiring.
Almost immediately after the attacks, social media was set ablaze with messages of support for France — small acts of kindness that don’t affect much but are not doubt welcome in the wake of such appalling violence.
But of course, merely minutes after the facts emerged about the attacks, activists with pet agendas began to emerge and began spreading their own politicized message through social media.