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The Deadly Cost of Censoring the CDC

Caption: Photo of baby getting vaccinated (James Gathany, Judy Schmidt, USCDCP/Pixnio) Do you want your medical treatment to be based on science? The Trump administration...
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How to Talk Politics With Family Over the Holidays

Caption: People arguing (Wikmedia Commons) It’s the holiday season, which means plenty of opportunities for uncomfortable interactions with family members about politics. How can you...
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How to Talk to a Science Denier without Arguing

Caption: man and woman in a conflict (Gratisography/Pexels) It’s the holiday season, which means plenty of opportunities for uncomfortable interactions with friends and family who...
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How to Address Irrational Family Members Effectively Over the Holidays

Caption: photo saying “trust the lies, not the ‘truth’” (Thomas Guest/Flickr)   It’s the holiday season, which means plenty of opportunities for uncomfortable interactions with friends...
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Roy Moore’s Systemic Danger to Our Democracy

Caption: Image of supporting sign for Roy Moore’s senate campaign (Wikimedia commons)   Roy Moore's Systemic Danger to Our Democracy The front-runner candidate for Alabama Senate,...
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Which Politicians Should We Trust in the November 7 Election: The Pro-Truth Pledge

Caption: Image of US flag with “Vote” written on it (ZIPNON/Pixabay)   In these dark days of “fake news” and “alternative facts,” it’s hard to trust...
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Knowing Just Enough To Be Dangerous: How Overconfidence Subverts Rational Politics

  By Joel Lehman     “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.” -Shakespeare It happens every year. It’s the...
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Fighting the Normalization of Post-Truth Politics

  Donald Trump’s rally speech in Phoenix on August 22 was full of falsehoods. The lack of outrage over his deceptive statements points to the...
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Trump’s Transgender Gaslighting

  President Donald Trump signed a directive on Friday August 25 following up on his earlier tweets that he “will not accept or allow transgender...
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The One Thing Trump Got Right On Charlottesville

    Both Democratic and Republican leaders roundly denounced President Donald Trump’s statement putting “blame on both sides” about the violence at the “Unite the Right”...