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Sticks and Stones

“I’d like to punch him in his face.” “Maybe he should have been roughed up.” “Part of the problem is nobody wants to hurt each other anymore.” “I don’t know if I’ll do the fighting myself or if other people … Continue reading

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How to Explain Taxes and Influence Republicans

Bear with me here. I need to talk about something really exciting. Hold on to your seats as we dive into the exciting world of… marginal tax rates! Okay, now that I’ve gotten that out of my system, I regret … Continue reading

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What Real Voter Fraud Looks Like

A little over two years ago, I wrote a piece discussing voter fraud in America. More specifically, I explained that voter fraud is, more or less, fake news. This was written in the context of Donald Trump, late in his … Continue reading

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One Dares Call It Treason

According to Merriam Webster, the primary definition of the word “Treason” is: “The offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance or to kill or personally injure the sovereign … Continue reading

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It’s the end of the year as we know it

…and I feel ambivalent. That doesn’t rhyme. With apologies to Michael Stipe and Co., nothing else has occurred in any sort of rational way in 2017, so why should I come up with a clever lyrical parody? I’m just trying … Continue reading

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Raiding the henhouse

Two years ago, I discussed the appointment of various climate change deniers to posts as heads of Senate committees in charge of science-based institutions. Those institutions are┬átasked with addressing (among other things) climate change. That was a perfect example of … Continue reading

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Politicizing Science

Now that science denial is coming back into (political) fashion, and indeed, an entire government is going to be built on lies and bad information, I feel like it’s now my duty to combat incorrect information as much as I … Continue reading

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