government shutdown

Obfuscate me: media face-plant on shutdown coverage

Media analyst and critic Tracie Powell is the creator of, and she’s looking intensely at the way the media is covering the shutdown of the US government.

Unfortunately, the media is not properly informing the US population of the factors at work in the shutdown. As happens so often, too many reporters are claiming a false equivalency between the GOP and Democrats, and frankly, they’re not serving democracy with such weak analysis.


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Shutdown, humanist style

Roy Speckhardt is Executive Director of the American Humanist Association, and he knows a thing or two about getting disparate factions to work together in common interest.

He, like many Americans, is disappointed in the federal government shutdown, and he looks to some non-religious and religious history to encourage leaders on Capitol Hill to get back to the business of governing!


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