How Hollywood Sells Us War – Second Thought

Ever notice how just about every single depiction of the US military on film and TV is positive? There’s a reason for that. Come learn about just how long the military has been “adjusting” Hollywood scripts, and what that means for us as a society.

Texas GOP House candidate says young people become ‘radical, leftist, hating-America atheists’ with no skills when they graduate college

A Republican candidate running for Congress said college graduates become “radical, leftist, hating-America atheists.” The comments came from candidate Christian Collins, who is running for Texas’ 8th Congressional district. Collins has been endorsed by Sen. Ted Cruz, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green, and Rep. Madison Cawthorn. A Republican House candidate on Sunday called college students graduatesContinue reading “Texas GOP House candidate says young people become ‘radical, leftist, hating-America atheists’ with no skills when they graduate college”

Critical Race Theory: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Fears of new conflict as Bosnia-Herzegovina faces growing Serb nationalism – BBC News

The peace agreement that holds together Bosnia-Herzegovina is under threat from a rise in Serb nationalism. More than three years of war in the 1990s devastated Bosnia after the fall of Yugoslavia. Tens of thousands of people were killed and hundreds of thousands were driven from their homes by ethnic cleansing. The war ended inContinue reading “Fears of new conflict as Bosnia-Herzegovina faces growing Serb nationalism – BBC News”

MAGA Party Lawmakers Banning Books To Ease ‘White Discomfort’ – MSNBC

GOP lawmakers in 22 states have unveiled bills to limit teachings about race and sexuality in public schools. Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye” and Art Spiegelman’s “Maus” have now joined the list of works banned by local school boards for so-called “objectionable” content. MSNBC’s Ari Melber is joined by Professor Brittney Cooper to discuss.

Scholar who called Biden election a ‘literal coup’ advising Texas social studies curriculum review

A conservative scholar who questioned the 2020 presidential election results is involved in reviewing state social studies curriculum standards for public schools. Stephen Balch, a former professor who also has opposed the 2015 Supreme Court ruling overturning state bans on same-sex marriage, is a content adviser for the revision of the standards that will guide social studies coursesContinue reading “Scholar who called Biden election a ‘literal coup’ advising Texas social studies curriculum review”

Let’s talk about Maus, Tennessee, and failing a test – Beau of the Fifth Column

How Capitalism Destroys Radical Movements – Second Thought

‘It boggles the mind’: Acosta on RFK Jr.’s offensive anti-vaccine speech – CNN

At a rally against vaccine mandates in Washington, DC, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. likened vaccine policies in the US to the actions of a totalitarian state, even suggesting Anne Frank was in a better situation when she was hiding from the Nazis. CNN’s Jim Acosta discusses with John Avlon and Margaret Hoover.

How Feel Good Stories Let A Broken System Off The Hook – Second Thought

We’ve all seen those “heartwarming” stories about kids with cancer selling lemonade to pay for their chemo, or janitors being gifted a car because they’ve walked ten miles to work every day for twenty years, or all the other sugar-coated dystopian failures of our capitalist system. In this episode, we’re going to talk about that.Continue reading “How Feel Good Stories Let A Broken System Off The Hook – Second Thought”

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