Democracy contains the seeds of its own destruction, says On The Media’s Brooke Gladstone

Especially after this weekend, when Republicans rushed their grab bag of a tax bill through the Senate with little consideration for its effect on the country’s most vulnerable, it can feel as if American democracy is failing. Like any other system of government, democracy isn’t a perfect. As On The Media’s Brooke…

On The Media’s Brooke Gladstone on the redefinition of truth in the Trump era

Due to the nature of algorithm-driven feeds on sites like Facebook and Twitter, confirmation bias has become a problem on social media. Users need not look far to find a suggested article that asserts their preexisting beliefs, regardless of its accuracy or legitimacy, which is especially dangerous considering…

Political engagement has to go beyond social media, says On The Media’s Brooke Gladstone

The past 11 months have been marred by massive problems like the threat of thermonuclear war, inadequate response to gun violence, inadequate response to natural disasters, sexual assault revelations, and human rights violations—to name a few. In troubling times like these, people are being encouraged to speak out and…

Brooke Gladstone isn’t holding her breath for a “turning point” in the Trump presidency

Earlier this week, special counsel Robert Mueller made his first indictment against former Trump campaign officials Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, with some media outlets signaling a major “turning point” in the investigation into the campaign’s ties with Russia. But it feels like we’ve been here before—another scandal…