Politics

How facts backfire

How facts backfire Joe Keohane / Jul 9, 2010 It’s one of the great assumptions underlying modern democracy that an informed citizenry is preferable to an uninformed one. “Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own…

An Unnatural Disaster

“Where I was wrong,” said President Obama at his press conference on Thursday, “was in my belief that the oil companies had their act together when it came to worst-case scenarios.” Bob Herbert Go to Columnist Page » Related Times…