The Democratic contender has been disrespected like no other presidential nominee in history. Is in an accident that the rest of them were male?
What’s Behind the Hillary Hatred […]
A demonstrator holds signs outside a Hillary Clinton rally in Arizona.
While making […]
“We’re Still at War: Photo of the Day for September 6, 2012″ “Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, move through a poppy field on their way to Patrol Base Mohmon in the Lui Tal district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, April […]
Question: The more left wingers double down on “Trump is dangerous” and other arguments, the less I believe them. Am I desensitized or just skeptical? Reply by: Scott Heskew, Opinionated but well-read.
Written Oct 16
Well, first of all, you should never wade into political journalism without a healthy sense of […]
The Dangers of Being Smart
by TAURIQ MOOSA
Jonah Lehrer’s post at The New Yorker details some worrying research on cognition and thinking through biases, indicating that “intelligence seems to make [such] things worse.” This is because, as Richard West and colleagues concluded in their study, “people who were aware of their own biases […]
a) Intercessionary prayer: “Intercessory prayer itself had no effect on complication-free recovery from CABG, but certainty of receiving intercessory prayer was associated with a higher incidence of complications”
b) Evidence for positive results from directed prayer: Dozens of studies have shown varied results, from negative, to no effect, to statistically significant positive results
In the 1980s, many politicians were convinced there were devious, secret messages hidden inside popular records.
via AtlasObscura – by Bryan Gardiner
OCTOBER 20, 2016
On April 27, 1982, members of the California Assembly’s Consumer Protection and Toxics Committee gathered in Sacramento to hear Robert Plant endorse Satan. This was not […]
Would TPP trade deal boost plastics recycling?
By Lacey Evans, Plastics Recycling Update
October 12, 2016
It’s election season, and one hot-button issue is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which aims to significantly boost trading relationships between the U.S. and other countries. In the plastics recycling industry, however, opinions vary on whether the treaty would be […]
David S. Rose, On multiple campaign finance committees
Updated 6h ago
As others have noted, this question is perfectly emblematic of the stark polarization in the race and what it says about the division in our country. It has nothing to do with liberal/conservative, white/black, even rich/poor or urban/rural.
Instead, it has—for […]
Bill McKibben: The Question I Get Asked the Most Bill McKibben
The questions come after talks, on twitter, in the days’ incoming tide of email—sometimes even in old-fashioned letters that arrive in envelopes. The most common one by far is also the simplest: What can I do? I bet I’ve been asked it 10,000 […]
What’s Killing All the Bees?