Dr. Laura Schlessinger, by her account, “teaches, preaches, and nags about morals, values, and ethics” and has been doing so for thirty years. She condemns everything from homosexuality to working mothers to public education. In one of her more vitriolic columns, she wrote that her purpose is “to deal in truths and values about life, love, death, responsibilities, character, religion and general, everyday behavior.” Like a number of right-wing mouthpieces, Dr. Laura’s popularity seems more the result of her willingness to say things no one else will than any kind of real expertise in the subjects on which she moralizes.
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This article is reprinted from Campus Progress.org, the youth-oriented magazine of the Center for American Progress.