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How is this Even a Thing?

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On January 23, 2017
A neo-Nazi gives an interview. Someone leaps in, punches him, and runs away. And there’s an actual debate about whether this is appropriate behavior. What? As far as I can tell, there are two major category errors here. These ‘it’s American to punch a Nazi’ tweets and posts might have begun as a joke, but […]
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The Many Faces of Trump Foreign Policy

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On January 18, 2017
It won’t be too long before we start to get a better understanding of what foreign policy in a Trump Administration will actually look like. It’s useful to keep in mind that current rhetoric is no guarantee of future grand strategy. Remember when we all worried that the Bush Administration was going to be too isolationist? […]

Always Check the Dataset

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On January 2, 2017
A while ago I used a story about the relative score of North Carolina on “Electoral Integrity” to frame a piece about democratic backsliding. I spend a lot of time looking at datasets, so I have no excuse for not looking at the one used in that piece. It turns out to be… problematic. And […]

I Can Haz Shower?

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On December 31, 2016

We returned home to a cat who had been cruelly and capriciously denied access to the shower. But let it not be said that we are deaf to cries for justice. Happy New Year! Share

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The Warhead Gap!

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On December 24, 2016
Trump’s call for more nuclear weapons, reported NBC News, “boggle[d] nuclear experts“: While President Barack Obama has proposed a multibillion-dollar plan to modernize the aging U.S. nuclear triad, no mainstream voices are arguing to increase the numbers of nuclear weapons beyond the 4,500 active warheads the U.S. currently possesses, several experts told NBC News. Indeed, […]
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