Cable companies have figured out the greatest truth about America: if you want to do something evil, put it inside something boring.
Great clip from HBO’s Habla, about Hispanic identity, Texas’ dual culture and the still prevailing resistance to it at its core.—
The US as an Oligarchy - TheYoungTurks
A breakdown and commentary of the study “Testing Theories of American Politics” regarding the effect of the public opinion stratified by monetary power in the result of lawmaking.
Science cannot exist in a vacuum. By nature it’s an open enterprise, strengthened by public scrutiny. Openness is the basis of a free society. But when science is attacked on ideological grounds, its integrity and usefulness are threatened. Independent peer-reviewed research is the cornerstone of science in America. It shouldn’t be about the left or the right, but what works to keep people safe and healthy. I believe all Americans, and all people everywhere, no matter who they are or how they live, deserve research to improve their lives. Thomas Jefferson said, “We must not be afraid to follow the truth wherever it may lead.” Scientific truth ennobles us. It tells us who we are, where we’ve been, and where we’re going. I believe the truth will only be found when all scientists are free to pursue it.