Politics


Why the 2014 Midterm Elections Matter

By Soli Salgado

This year’s midterm elections may lack scandal and sex appeal that have historically preceded surprising results, but several issues are at the mercy of 2014’s outcomes.


Fear of the Dangers of Terrorism the Real Enemy

By Tom Engelhardt

Many Americans feel helpless from terror-phobia and support whatever actions the government takes to keep us “safe” from the dangers of terrorism.


The Daily Show Exposes Lack of Statistics on Police Shootings

By Soli Salgado

Correspondent Samantha Bee unsuccessfully finds official government data showing the number of civilians shot by cops yearly.


What the Democratic Process Can Learn From Good Game Design

By Josh Lerner

Implementing game mechanics, such as collaborative competition, can make the democratic process more effective and even enjoyable.


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Twisting Lung Function Measurements Based on Race

By Lundy Braun

How "race-correcting" lung function measurements became the basis of an asbestos lawsuit.


Stanley Levison: Quiet Underwriter of the Civil Rights Movement

By Ben Kamin

Stanley Levison was one of Martin Luther King’s closest advisors and friends, but their association put strain on the entire Civil Rights movement.


Nonviolent Tactics Most Effective

By Katie Moore

A report looks at 323 movements to see which were most successful.


How to Talk to Your Cat About Gun Safety and Other Pressing Issues

By Katie Haegele

How to tackle the tough topics — gun safety, evolution and more — with your pet.



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