Archive for Category: "GENERAL"

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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Trump Surfaces in Islamist Recruitment Film

Trump Surfaces in Islamist Recruitment Film

Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim hostility is being used for recruitment purposes by Al-Shabab, an Al-Qaeda-aligned Islamist group.

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On School Shootings and School Prayer

On School Shootings and School Prayer

Debunking witless memes is a thankless job, but someone’s got to do it.

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No, Obama Did Not “Threaten” Christians at DNC Gala

No, Obama Did Not “Threaten” Christians at DNC Gala

Obama’s remarks at a recent LGBT event have ruffled the feathers of the usual suspects, who respond by stoking conservative prejudices with a cargo container of hyperbole.

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EPA Places Ban on Minor Greenhouse Gas

EPA Places Ban on Minor Greenhouse Gas

The EPA finalized new requirements this week limiting the use of HFCs, a class of synthetic chemicals that contribute to climate change.

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The Vaccine that Rescued a Generation

The Vaccine that Rescued a Generation

Plagues like polio have brought civilizations to their knees throughout recorded history. This time, we fought back.

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