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First Amendment Friday: January 27, 2017

Rap as a crime, the GOP advocates a religious right to discriminate, women take it to the streets, and Hollywood fights for the right to lie about its age.
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What Hillary Clinton Could Learn from Charity Fundraisers

Hillary's tendency to talk about herself may have hurt her--and in that, fundraisers may have something to teach future politicians.

Women’s March: Welcome to the Resistance. Here’s What to Do Next.

A practical guide for Women's Marchers especially white people) looking for a productive way to channel their energy the day-after.

Nate Silver swung the election. He should admit it.

It's a simple but unfortunate fact that most humans don't understand probability. It's not our fault, exactly. Our primate brains are not designed for it. Take the Gambler's Fallacy: If a coin flip comes up...

First Amendment Friday: January 20, 2017

Republicans want it legal to kill protesters, the Slants face the Supreme Court, and Trump and Pence each have their own run-ins with the First Amendment.

Don’t Let Republicans Pretend Racists Face Discrimination

Lindsey Graham and Donald Trump want to claim they're victims of opposition from the people they oppress. Don’t let them get away with it.

A Poisoned Oklahoma Town Says Scott Pruitt Should Know about Lead

Scott Pruitt, Trump's nominee to head the EPA, says he doesn't know about lead poisoning. But his state lost an entire town, Picher, to lead contamination.

“Russia Didn’t Hack Voting Machines” is Fake News

We don't have evidence that the Russians hacked our voting machines, but considering all the things we do know, it's hard to fathom that it really didn't happen--and having no evidence doesn't mean much when we haven't done any investigation.

Backpacking Yosemite: Mist Trail, Yosemite Valley, and Clouds Rest

In May, a need to press the reset button on my life brought me to the most beautiful natural place I've ever seen.

Westworld: Unanswered Questions for Season Two

Westworld's season one finale left some questions unanswered, and raised new ones. What are we still waiting to find out?

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