triangulating information

Nobody has the time for lengthy research into every aspect of an issue. We all rely on public representatives in politics, in the media, whose job it is to delve into the gritty details and summarise the pertinent points for us. I usually do this by reading opposing views on a topic. But headlines are increasingly hijacked by rabid partisan politics and monied interests (especially given the recent Supreme Court ruling overturning corporate spending limits). The news is like an entertainment industry anymore (eg talk show radio). It's insidiously not limited to their viewership, diverting the national attention and precious energy away from constructive dialogue, which the country so badly needs. Being outside the country probably makes … [Read more...]