Are We Too Dumb for Democracy?
In today's polarized political world, the question, "Are We Too Dumb for Democracy?", is on point.
Self-Governing: How Much Governance Do We Need?
Can we be a self-governing nation when so many people are ignorant about civic issues? Are Americans too overwhelmed, throwing their hands up and thinking their voice does not matter?
In today’s polarized political world, the question, “Are We Too Dumb for Democracy?”, is on point. The votes from our three experts on this subject are mixed. Left to Right: Joseph E. Kobylka, PhD., Jeffrey A. Engel, PhD., and Robert Howell, PhD Joining host Dennis McCuistion to discuss the concerns with civic intelligence and the “right “to vote are: Jeffrey A. Engel.... [Read more]
Recently Dennis McCuistion was featured in a Dallas Morning News article. Follow this link to view the article titled, “Fix, don’t defang, consumer bureau” Dallas Congressman Jeb Hensarling makes an excellent case for getting rid of Dodd-Frank or at least dismantling a large chunk of it, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The 2,319-page Dodd-Frank Act was passed in... [Read more]
Paul David Miller, PhD. (University of Texas at Austin, Research Fellow with the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission) said, “Self-government is at root a culture of public responsibility among a citizenry, that is, a widely accepted norm that citizens can and should take a role in public decision making. People must believe that they have the right, duty, and ability to govern themselves.” Joining... [Read more]
There are more than 120,000 men, women and children in the United States (nearly 12,000 in Texas alone) who need an organ transplant to live. A single donor can save as many as 8 lives through organ donation and help as many as 75 people through cornea and tissue donation. Every 10 minutes someone new is added to the national transplant waiting list. Still, about 8,000 people die every year waiting... [Read more]
Joining host, Dennis McCuistion, to discuss the growing dangers and spread of West Nile and Zika and the issues associated with them are: Tara Smith, PhD – Associate Professor, Kent State University College of Public Health, Christopher Perkins, M.D. – Medical Director/ Health Authority- Dallas County Health and Human Services, Zachary Thompson – Director, Dallas County Health and... [Read more]
[clickandtweet handle=”” hashtag=”#middleeast #refugees” related=”” layout=”” position=””]Millions of Middle East refugees are fleeing or have fled Middle Eastern countries because of wars, ISIS and terrorism and economic crisis.[/clickandtweet] The countries they’ve turned to are torn between compassion and fear that some of the refuges... [Read more]
The economics of climate change is becoming an increasingly critical issue and divisive issue. President- elect Donald Trump’s pick for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) , the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Attorney –General, State of Oklahoma, is a major change away from the previous administration’s position on climate change. Historically, EPA chiefs have been climate change advocates. Mr. Pruitt... [Read more]
Advocates of climate change say 97% of scientists agree that the earth is warming catastrophically, the science is settled and anyone who disagrees is just flat wrong. The issue they claim is primarily the accumulation of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Climate change views though are open to interpretation and many disagree that the earth is warming – catastrophically . Essentially the warming... [Read more]
Climate change is the subject of this week’s episode. Over the past 10 years, the question of mankind’s role in the warming climate has become a deeply polarized one in U.S. politics. An October survey from Pew Research found that only 15 percent of conservative Republicans think climate change is a function of human activity, compared with 79 percent of liberal Democrats. Left to Right:... [Read more]Read More Posts From This Category »