We all have a mix of many different factors that shape our worldview. I thought I'd tell you some of mine and hopefully you'll tell me some of yours. Growing up Education was highly valued in my family. My parents also believed in being very careful with money and not spending money you didn't have… Continue reading What Influences Your Worldview?
ACLU Washington Good morning, my American friends. It's election day! Your country is depending on you, and in many ways, the world is depending on you. Voting is your power, and if you haven't voted already, today is the time to exercise that power. ACLU NorCal
With an election looming, lots of figures from politicals are getting tossed around all the time. But what do those figures actually mean, if anything? To understand that, it's important to look at how polling works. Sample The sample is the people that the pollers gather opinions from. The goal is to get a sample… Continue reading What Political Polls Mean – And What They Don’t
In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term is the psychology of tyranny. This post comes from a suggestion by Meg as a follow-up to a post I did recently on lack of awareness about the Holocaust and Holocaust deniers. History is filled with tyrants causing… Continue reading What Is… the Psychology of Tyranny
Part of this graphic is from And Still I Vote The voter registration deadline in some US states is October 4.ABC News state by state deadline list As ordinary citizens, there are a lot of things that we don't have control over. There's a lot of money, power, special interests, and connections that determine who… Continue reading Your Vote Matters
Two men get killed. Some members of the Christian right are calling the man who killed them a hero and a patriot sent by God. Something isn't adding up here. On August 25, 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse grabbed his AR-15 style rifle and left his home in Antioch, IL, to head over to Kenosha, WI. He… Continue reading Kyle Rittenhouse as Christian Right Hero?