Books: ‘The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Religion and Politics’
Just one more thing I love about being a journalist: Sometimes I get to interview authors of books I really like. Here’s a link to my interview with Jonathan Haidt, a moral psychologist who wrote “The Happiness Hypothesis” and “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Religion and Politics.”
A Look at PolitiFact Grades of Candidates – NYTimes.com
This is an interesting analysis from the New York Times’ 538 blog of the many ratings we’ve issued over at PolitiFact.
Review: Eric Pooley’s ‘The Climate War’ a dramatic page-turner about 2009’s cap-and-trade bill – St. Petersburg Times
Here’s a book review I wrote for Sunday’s St. Petersburg Times:
A fast-paced, engrossing read about … global warming? You bet. Sure, it’s a tough public policy issue, easily evoking confusion or boredom. But a smart storyteller knows to steer clear of abstractions and tell the story through real people.
That’s what journalist Eric Pooley does in The Climate War: True Believers, Power Brokers, and the Fight to Save the Earth, a snapshot of the past few years of the politics of climate change.