Why the Tea Party Failed, and Occupy is Close Behind

In their Influential book, Poor People’s Movements: Why They Succeed, and How They Fail, Francis Fox Piven and Richard A. Cloward argued that a social movement’s, particularly those championing the interests of the working and poorer classes, greatest enemy is not necessarily the established order, but the empowered organizational elements claiming to represent said interests. … Continue reading

Why Does Science Remain a Non-Issue in Presidential Elections… Again and Again?

Presidential Politics and Science

Today, on NPR’s Science Friday, host Ira Flatow and guests Shawn Lawrence Otto (CEO/Co-Founder, ScienceDebate.org), David Gergen (Senior Political Analyst, CNN), and Michael Lubell (Professor of Physics, City College U of NYC) discussed the issue of science’s absence among nearly every Presidential Debate—past, present, and most likely for the foreseeable future. You might have guessed, … Continue reading