It is interesting to me how often people I talk to do not believe in “facts”. Maybe it is true, maybe it isn’t. Who’s to say? That there is no shortage of talking heads out there with no more agenda than ratings and a willingness to just make stuff up (or repeat what someone else made up) certainly contributes to this phenomenon.
But there are facts. Jonathan Chait has a nice post up over at The New Republic talking about some facts.
One example is it is a fact that in England, the government owns the hospitals and the doctors are government employees. It is also a fact that this kind of arrangment is not even being considered by Obama and the congress. More at the link.
Increasingly the right side of the political spectrum seems to be spending its time with hands over the ears chanting “no, no, no, no”.
No, we do not accept evolution.
No, we do not accept man caused climate change.
No, we do not accept that the currant health care system is in crisis.
It would be nice if there could be a discussion of facts instead of rants.