Debunking the Republican claim that Obama skips a lot of his daily intelligence briefings

Republican right-wingers have long been devoted to spreading the notion that the shiftless black guy in the White House hardly ever works very hard. (Typical of his kind, right?) They’ve peddled the falsehood that he takes more vacations than his GOP predecessors and that he’s too often involved in recreation rather than minding the store. The latest variation on this theme is the bogus claim that he often ignores input from the government’s intelligence officials. Dana Milbank┬ásaid the other day that it’s all part of...

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Study: People with low IQs tend to be racists and social conservatives

Batten down the hatches, good people, because you’re going to hear a lot of outrageous distortions about THIS: There’s no gentle way to put it: People who give in to racism and prejudice may simply be dumb, according to a new study that is bound to stir public controversy. The research finds that children with low intelligence are more likely to hold prejudiced attitudes as adults. These findings point to a vicious cycle, according to lead researcher Gordon Hodson, a psychologist at Brock University in Ontario. Low-intelligence...

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