"To listen to talk radio, to watch TV pundits, to read a newspaper's online message board, is to realize that increasingly, we are a people estranged from critical thinking
, divorced from logic, alienated from even objective truth. We admit no ideas that do not confirm us, hear no voices that do not echo us, sift out all information that does not validate what we wish to believe."
And speaking of which...
"Nearly half of the Arizona Legislature wants to force President Barack Obama to show his birth certificate
to state officials if he runs for re-election."