This is a term that is misused and overused a great deal today. Essentially, a critical thinker asks questions, seeks evidence, assesses the nature and weight of the evidence, considers opposing points of view, applies logic, and arrives at conclusions that are based upon something other than belief. For example, in the present matter before Congress, the defunding of Planned Parenthood, there appears to be little in the way of critical thinking going on. A series of videos, with a clever weaving together of fact and fiction, has triggered a deluge of opposition to this organization. No crimes have been committed, the videos purport to show something that has not in fact occurred, and there is ample evidence to show that events and statements were presented completely out of context. And yet, we have representatives and senators willing to stop the government in its tracks over an issue they have not thought critically about.