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Robert Parry – Democrats in ‘Group Think’ Land

A curious reality about Official Washington is that to have “credibility” you must accept the dominant “group thinks” whether they have any truth to them or not, a rule that applies to both the mainstream news media and the political world, even to people who deviate from the pack on other topics. For instance, Sen. Bernie Sanders may proudly declare …

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Leid Stories – 12.22.15

After Republican, Democratic ‘Debates,’ A Political Roundup
Five Republican and three Democratic “debates” have winnowed the ranks of 2016 presidential contenders but sharpened political differences between the two main political parties and candidates running under their banners. Having just completed their most recent round four days apart in December and with a showdown in South Carolina looming in January (on Jan. 14 and 17, respectively) Republicans and Democrats have ratcheted up the rhetoric, looking for victory at the polls any way they can get it. Leid Stories probes listeners’ opinions of the new lows in American politics.