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Something like 1/3 of.Americans can't name a single SCOTUS justice - and that's scary. Initech Jul 2012 #1
Most of them will be taught Roberts name this week.... TeamPooka Jul 2012 #8
How many politicians can name the price of a gallon of milk? leftstreet Jul 2012 #9
You got that right. nt Honeycombe8 Jul 2012 #10
Remember this? Spitfire of ATJ Jul 2012 #27
.... Broken_Hero Jul 2012 #54
You mean you missed the sodomobile vs Fred Phelps??? Spitfire of ATJ Jul 2012 #57
Yessir! Plucketeer Jul 2012 #39
And another 1/3 can only name Clarence Thomas- now that's really scary. hay rick Jul 2012 #17
I have been very depressed this week about my own reading ability XemaSab Jul 2012 #2
Try Mark Twain. He still holds up, imo. lob1 Jul 2012 #5
Dear XemaSab, I love you for worrying about this. But we have to find away not to be depressed enough Jul 2012 #6
Darwin is difficult for those reasons, surprisingly so is Gould's Structure of Evolutionary Theory HereSince1628 Jul 2012 #12
Machiavelli wrote very long sentences and paragraphs. UnrepentantLiberal Jul 2012 #29
Maybe it wasn't you. EFerrari Jul 2012 #15
Jane Austin? XemaSab Jul 2012 #24
Try Edgar Allen Poe. UnrepentantLiberal Jul 2012 #28
Okay, then maybe you just need to do more. EFerrari Jul 2012 #35
Try something that is more strongly motivating, like Poe. I have known students somewhat patrice Jul 2012 #42
You do a lot of writing, so you're not as bad off as you might think. Try reading a short passage of patrice Jul 2012 #50
I was trying to read Adam Smith paragraph yesterday ErikJ Jul 2012 #20
You are right, but it is because Curmudgeoness Jul 2012 #31
I've been bouncing back and forth between XemaSab Jul 2012 #56
Things change Confusious Jul 2012 #47
*opens copy of original, unabridged translation of Les Miserables* Occulus Jul 2012 #53
Try HP Lovecraft Spitfire of ATJ Jul 2012 #58
That's what scares me Life Long Dem Jul 2012 #3
That's called "FOX". HopeHoops Jul 2012 #4
The sad thing is that many of these people are perfectly intelligent. Odin2005 Jul 2012 #7
Part of what I was getting to upthread XemaSab Jul 2012 #11
I'm not sure that our educational system is completely responsible for.. soccer1 Jul 2012 #21
when i was younger i had this belief that there was a collective good in america spanone Jul 2012 #13
I had a similar experience. UnrepentantLiberal Jul 2012 #33
Yep, exactly the same here. I really thought everyone basically worked for RKP5637 Jul 2012 #41
planned mass ignorance perpetuated by the corporate media using our public airwaves Ghost of Huey Long Jul 2012 #14
Remember the "Dumbing down of America" Phlem Jul 2012 #16
What kills me is the Willful Ignorance of many.They're proud of it NightWatcher Jul 2012 #18
Oh yeah .. you got that right. YOHABLO Jul 2012 #19
Exactly! I agree with you 100% n/t RKP5637 Jul 2012 #43
"Ignorance is Bliss" Auggie Jul 2012 #22
Afraid I must agree. Religion has REALLY done great harm to people's minds. That's not Lord Jesus' patrice Jul 2012 #48
K&R DeSwiss Jul 2012 #23
Wow, that says it all quite well!!! n/t RKP5637 Jul 2012 #44
Nice! nt chknltl Jul 2012 #46
oh it is one of their driving motivations - an ignorant peasant class arely staircase Jul 2012 #25
Don't worry, be happy nt TomClash Jul 2012 #26
I have only, officially, an associates of science pasto76 Jul 2012 #30
It's all very scary and quite concerning. People don't even appear to RKP5637 Jul 2012 #45
Plato agreed with you... ethicsinit Jul 2012 #32
Too true. proud2BlibKansan Jul 2012 #34
That, is so absolutely correct, and there's little done to correct the RKP5637 Jul 2012 #36
Completely rational professors, in my graduate program, who had decades of experience at all patrice Jul 2012 #37
Dumber>less voters>better for GOP>better for corporations ErikJ Jul 2012 #38
Been saying that for decades TatonkaJames Jul 2012 #40
Some Boomers, such as this almost Elder Boomer, are true children of the '60s. We weren't patrice Jul 2012 #49
2 comments: SCantiGOP Jul 2012 #51
Maybe Darwin is right... Historic NY Jul 2012 #52
Man, just posted the same thing the other day. YES it was part of their Laura PourMeADrink Jul 2012 #55
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