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Get Your Health Awareness!

Friday, December 25, 2015

The country’s health observances calendar is slated with more than 200 awareness days and weeks and months to satisfy even the choosiest of hypochondriacs.

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To Your Health!

Friday, December 25, 2015

The dodgy world of health news...from scary studies to celebrity-endorsed miracle cures.

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On Political Correctness

Friday, December 18, 2015

GOP candidates squared off against the real enemy during Tuesday's foreign policy-themed debate: political correctness.

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Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Election Polls Edition

Friday, December 18, 2015

How can you to tell important polling headlines from bad ones? Our partnership with FiveThirtyEight continues with this look at how to interpret polling data as the primaries get closer.

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Politically Correct

Friday, December 18, 2015

What you hear about the Paris climate agreement depends on whom you ask. Plus, how to spot an accurate election poll as the primaries edge closer. 

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Polling & Democracy: An Uneasy Relationship

Friday, December 18, 2015

What if the problem with polling isn't bad polls but polls in general? The New Yorker's Jill Lepore on the history of polling and why skepticism is, and has always been, necessary.

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"Landmark" or "Fraud"?

Friday, December 18, 2015

The Paris climate change deal has been called both “landmark” and “a fraud". We search for clarity amid all the conflicting commentary. 

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A Very Semi-Serious Conversation

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Bob sits down with Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor of the New Yorker, to talk about life, cartoons, and much more. 
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"Vultures, Jackals, and Hyenas"

Friday, December 11, 2015

Bob reports from Redlands, CA on the media maelstrom that invaded the alleged San Bernardino shooters' condo.

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So You've Got a Demagogue

Friday, December 11, 2015

Donald Trump may be breaking the current political mold, but history has always anticipated characters like him. Here's what we can learn from the rise and fall of demagogues past.

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Dying Words

Friday, December 11, 2015

New York Times reporter Jeffrey Schmalz was diagnosed with AIDS 25 years ago. The disease changed the way he and others reported on the lives of gay men and women.

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Plaintiff Shopping

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Plaintiffs who come to symbolize major supreme court cases are often carefully cast by advocates and public-interest lawyers.
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The Mechanism of Blind Belief

Friday, December 04, 2015

Why people believe what they want to believe, despite the facts. 

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A Recent History of Political Lies

Friday, December 04, 2015

Though this election season feels particularly falsity-filled, we've been on this road for a long time. Here's a brief history of political lies and how Trump has broken the mold.

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Elitist Traitors vs Fascist Morons

Friday, December 04, 2015

For many on the Left, Trump's popularity merely confirms their assumptions about those other people in America. And this may be the most dangerous lie of all.

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Lies, Lies, Lies

Friday, December 04, 2015

A brief history of political lies; a psychological look at why and how we lie; and whether we're really as divided as we think. 

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Our Lies, Our Selves

Friday, December 04, 2015

Our relationship with lying in our own lives has a lot to do with how we judge the lies of politicians. 

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Politifact-Checking the Politicians

Friday, December 04, 2015

If fact-checking is meant to chasten politicians who lie, why isn't it more chaste out there? We speak to Politifact about educating the public and the definition of a "half-truth."

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A Taxonomy of Political Lies

Friday, December 04, 2015

Kicking off our deep dive into deception with a taxonomy of the political lie.

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On San Bernardino

Thursday, December 03, 2015

In the wake of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, a look at the ban on CDC research into gun violence and how the families of victims manage the media. 
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