Watch (20 min) political commentator Noam Chomsky discusses everything you will never hear on the media

 Here's an interview on Latin American media outlet teleSUR, where linguist and political commentator Noam Chomsky  explains that both American political parties have become more right-wing, with the GOP embracing radical extremism and mainstream Democrats occupying territory once held by moderate Republicans. "The Republican party, about twenty years ago, basically abandoned any pretense of being a normal political party," Chomsky noted. "Their only policies are don't do anything or bom … [Read more...]

Watch This Daily Show CLIP with Jon Stewart on The Obama-Hating Republican Party Being Run by Liars Then Read Krugman and DEAL WITH IT!

Are Republicans in Congress just racists or are they fools? Maybe they just  believe that facts have a liberal bias. I dare any Republican to "answer" Jon Stewart and Paul Krugman who have proved this here. These aren't conjectures but facts. Watch the clip then read Krugman's summing up and then admit it: The Republican Party is being run by fools or worse-- Period.Paul Krugman writes in the New York Times "we’re looking at a political subculture in which ideological tenets are simply no … [Read more...]

Race-Based Obama Hate Fox Fantasy-land v. FACTS

As 2014 wraps up it's a good time to compare Race-Based Obama Hate Fox Fantasy-land opinion to the FACTS. Here are quotes from actual articles in the right wing GOP-dreamworld compared to ACTUAL FACTS. (Note to Fox Watchers, Republicans, Tea Party members the Koch brothers etc.,: There are such things as facts. Here's what a fact is: Something that actually exists; reality; truth; something known to exist or to have happened; a truth known by actual experience or observation; something known to b … [Read more...]

Many religious fundamentalists feel under siege by the secular world and harbor a deeply paranoid sense of victimhood

Maryland and six other states  have articles in their constitutions saying people who don’t believe in God are not eligible to hold public office.  I thought that fight was over. It isn’t. As reported in the New York Times  Rob Boston, director of communications for Americans United for Separation of Church and State said, “Right now we hear a lot of talk from conservative Christians about their being persecuted and their being forced to accommodate same-sex marriage. But there’s nothing in … [Read more...]

My “Morning Edition” NPR Interview ( Please take the short 9 minutes this interview takes and join me as I explain my book)

Here's my new NPR interview about my new book. Please take the short 9 minutes this interview takes and join me as I explain my book to  Michael Lyon Anchor of "Morning Edition" on KIOS-FM, Omaha Public Radio. Thank you.You may LISTEN HERE on my FACEBOOK PAGEFrank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest book --WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peaceAvailable now on Amazon  Follow Frank on Twitter … [Read more...]

Just How Stupid Has FOX News Made White (mostly male evangelical) American Voters?

Are white working class evangelical males born stupid, or did Fox News make them that way? Why do they vote against their own interests? Are they so racist that they just vote against the black man in the White House no matter what? Or did Fox News break their brains? As Thomas B Edsall notes in the New York Times, (The Demise of the White Democratic Voter 11/12/2014) "It has not escaped the notice of political analysts that 72 percent of whites without college degrees — a rough proxy for what w … [Read more...]

 The Hysteria Surrounding the Ebola “Issue” is the Perfect Lens to Look at BOTH Secular and Religious Dumb and Dumber America Through

Jeff Daniels Says Jim Carrey 'Dumb & Dumber'And now to our Ebola/election year present... Evangelical control of the right wing has fused with secular stupidity to create a perfect storm of willful ignorance. Our American reaction to the Ebola “crisis” is the actual crisis.The hysteria surrounding the Ebola “issue” is the perfect lens to look at ourselves through. What we see exposed is the root cause of both our failed religious and secular anti-education "cultures." What we see is h … [Read more...]

If you read one thing today, please read this: Sex Goes Virtual

Losing Our TouchBy RICHARD KEARNEYAugust 30, 2014 11:30 August 30, 2014 11:30 amThe New York TimesAre we losing our senses? In our increasingly virtual world, are we losing touch with the sense of touch itself? And if so, so what?I recently had occasion to pose these questions to students in a college class I teach on eros — “from Plato to today.” Not surprisingly, the topic of physical contact and sex came up, and the conversation turned very much to “today.” A number of the … [Read more...]