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What We Call the News

March 30th, 2007 | No Comments | Posted in General, humor, politics, video

Current Colbert/Stewart Clips

July 22nd, 2006 | No Comments | Posted in humor, politics, video

More than 1000 wikipedia alterations by US Representative Staffers

January 28th, 2006 | No Comments | Posted in General, politics

The staff of U.S. Rep Marty Meehan wiped out references to his broken term-limits pledge as well as information about his huge campaign war chest. It also deleted a reference to the size of Meehan’s campaign account, the largest of any House member at $4.8 million

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Both Parties Ignore the Facts

January 25th, 2006 | No Comments | Posted in politics

…from Slashdot.

“Any democrat will tell you the republicans ignore the facts. Any republican will tell you the democrats ignore the facts. Turns out they’re right. A new study monitored brain activity of partisans; they shun logic and use emotional processing centers to justify their candidate’s contradictory statements. ‘With their minds made up, brain activity ceased in the areas that deal with negative emotions such as disgust. But activity spiked in the circuits involved in reward, a response similar to what addicts experience when they get a fix.’”