My guest on this program is Shawn Otto, author of The War On Science: Who’s Waging It, Why It Matters, What We Can Do About It. He investigates the historical, social, philosophical, political, and emotional reasons why the evidence-based politics that gave birth to democracy are now in decline and authoritarian politics are once again on the rise on both left and right—and he provides some compelling solutions to bring us to our collective senses, before it’s too late.
My guests on this edition of “Consider This” are Brooks Jackson, Director of FactCheck.org, and Angie Drobnic Holan, Deputy Editor of PolitiFact.org, and Editor of PolitiFact Florida. These two organizations aim to reduce the level of deception and confusion—and help us find the truth—in American politics. FactCheck.org (About) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit consumer advocate for voters, & PolitiFact (About)—winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2009—publishes their Truth-O-Meter to rate the accuracy of political claims. Continue reading