Disinfonauts! My new video short muses about what we might learn from our smartphones about the subjectivity of truth. I look forward to your thoughts!


Matt Ridley, author of The Red QueenGenomeThe Rational Optimist and other books, dropped by Reason’s studio in Los Angeles last month to talk about a curious global trend that is just starting to receive attention. Over the past three decades, our planet has gotten greener!

Even stranger, the greening of the planet in recent decades appears to be happening because of, not despite, our reliance on fossil fuels. While environmentalists often talk about how bad stuff like CO2 causes bad things to happen like global warming, it turns out that the plants aren’t complaining.

The futility of political discourse seems all-too-evident in America, whether at the highest levels of power concerning the nonexistent ‘fiscal cliff’ or the debt ceiling, or around the family reunion dinner table…

…”but I ask questions and what perturbs me is that you don’t get answers, nobody wants to talk about it, this event which changed the entire history of our Country, why aren’t allowed to discuss it? Why aren’t we allowed to ask questions? The moment you do you get a reaction like he gave me, ‘how dare you….how dare you question your government.’ – Jesse Ventura

In a world of ever-widening extremes – from weather patterns to wealth disparities to polarized politics – what does it mean to be a moderate? More specifically, how does this term apply…

How do you silence a politician? Ask them to name their favorite book. Republican Party leaders are not bullish on reading, apparently, because when Tucker Carlson floated the question to the candidates for Chair of the Republican National Committee at their January 3 debate, it elicited the sound of crickets, followed by a range of awful, stammered non-answers. My favorite response is from Michael Steele, who blurts out, “War and Peace,” and then misquotes Charles Dickens.

Don’t say you weren’t warned about these people.  From Tom Diemer at AOL’s Politics Daily:

A Rand Paul supporter stomped on the head of a volunteer Monday night outside of a debate between the Kentucky Senate candidate and his opponent, Jack Conway.

The woman, identified by CNN as Lauren Valle, was pushed to the ground — her blond wig was pulled off in the scuffle — and then held down…