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Investigative reporter warns against Alex Jones

Julia Belluz, one of the country's best investigative reporters, is warning that Alex Jones' Infowars is dangerous not only to his listener…

Started by Idaho Spud

2 Apr 17
Reply by Joseph P

The Science of Mind Manipulation

In 2011 Psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky suggested that human irrationality can be understood and predicted because we make s…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

22 Apr 10
Reply by Joseph P

Anger-Incitement Playbook

THERE’S ONLY ONE WAY THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN WIN BACK THE WHITE HOUSE AND CONGRESS: TOSS A LIT MATCH INTO THE GAS CAN OF TRUMP VOTERS’ PER…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

13 Mar 28
Reply by Joseph P

Blue Lies Divide

How the Science of "Blue Lies" May Explain Trump's Support Jeremy Adam Smith claims that Trump supporters are fine with Trump's lies becaus…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Mar 26

Visceral Vernacular is Great Oration

If Trumpspeak is the new "greatest oratory", it's evidence that we live in la-la land. Or perhaps it's evidence that a vast number of us ar…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

7 Mar 19
Reply by Bertold Brautigan

Hyperbolic Discounting

McKenzie Funk introduces  Windfall, his new book,, in Profiteers Are Lining Up To Make Money Off Global Warming. He suggests that we are c…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

3 Mar 12
Reply by Joan Denoo

How to Mind-Capture a Nation

Right-Wing Pipeline of Lies and Propaganda Distorts Media Coverage: New Study What does it take to mind-capture a fifth of the US in a few…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Mar 8

Post-Truth "Reality" Tactics

Global trumpism: how India's brutal leader manufactures reality with trumped-up "polls" Let's begin to examine the tactics of post-truth po…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

15 Feb 15
Reply by Joseph P

Snag-Attention Government

While we "rational" Atheists still debate coherently, instead of telling a story that engages the emotions of our audience, storytelling it…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

3 Feb 14
Reply by Grinning Cat

The Blowfish Fallacy

What do gorilla suits and blowfish fallacies have to do with climate change? A favorite climate denier tactic is "laser-focusing on an inco…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Feb 13
Reply by Grinning Cat

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