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Caged in the Present as Democracy Wanes

Caged in the Present as Democracy Wanes

Remembering our past skirmishes with authoritarian movements can aid us in preserving the freedoms we take for granted in the present.

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Withdrawal from Paris Accord Puts America Last

Withdrawal from Paris Accord Puts America Last

The Trump administration’s decision to cancel the Paris deal endangers our planet, our economy, and our international standing.

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Conservative and Evangelical Voices Rally for Climate Action

Conservative and Evangelical Voices Rally for Climate Action

Meet the conservative and evangelical voices hoping to jump-start action on climate.

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The Science of Why People Reject Science

The Science of Why People Reject Science

When it comes to belief formation, does cultural identity matter more than facts? Here’s what the social science says.

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New Interfaith Venture Focusing on Jesus

New Interfaith Venture Focusing on Jesus

An atheist and a pastor have launched an interfaith adventure to explore the figure of Jesus Christ.

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The Problem Isn’t Disinformation, It’s Dismediation

The Problem Isn’t Disinformation, It’s Dismediation

When truth hangs in the balance, more is at stake than the need to be right.

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The Rise of Trump and the Fall of the GOP

The Rise of Trump and the Fall of the GOP

This brilliant segment from 2012 is a trip down memory lane that helps set the context for the gathering storm wrought by Trump’s candidacy.

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Chief CNN Meteorologist Reverses Position on Climate Change

Chief CNN Meteorologist Reverses Position on Climate Change

Chief meteorologist Chad Myers no longer doubts anthropogenic climate change.

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Communicating the Science of GMOs

Communicating the Science of GMOs

If you endorse GMOs, get the science straight, urges Massimo Pigliucci.

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Making A Murderer: An Alternate Theory

Making A Murderer: An Alternate Theory

My (very) comprehensive analysis of the Avery-Halbach case based on the evidence included and excluded from Making A Murderer.

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The Single Scientist Fallacy and the Serengeti Strategy

The Single Scientist Fallacy and the Serengeti Strategy

Contrarians who pin their criticism on specific individuals rather than concepts and evidence miss the forest for the trees by presuming that discrediting the former will tear down the latter.

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‘Sovereign Citizens’ and the Oregon Standoff

‘Sovereign Citizens’ and the Oregon Standoff

A Rachel Maddow segment from last year provides important context for and traces the historical threads that underlie the current standoff in Burns, Oregon.

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