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NPR Story on botched COVID-19 demonstrates the Single Scandal Theory of the Trump Administration

From NPR’s Fresh Air “Secretary Azar has not always given the president the worst-case scenario of what could happen. My understanding is he did not push to do aggressive additional testing in recent weeks, and that’s partly because more testing might have led to more cases being discovered of coronavirus outbreak, and the president had […]

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When Argentina Elected A Populist President, Some Companies Left The Country

When Argentina Elected A Populist President, Some Companies Left The Country Read this and think of Trumpism.

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EPA Scientists’ Work May Face ‘Case By Case’ Review By Trump Team, Official Says

EPA Scientists’ Work May Face ‘Case By Case’ Review By Trump Team, Official Says This is what the term political correctness refers to. A party official we review all statements to make sure they reflect the party’s view of the world.

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Rich Kid, Poor Kid: For 30 Years, Baltimore Study Tracked Who Gets Ahead

Rich Kid, Poor Kid: For 30 Years, Baltimore Study Tracked Who Gets Ahead a study published in June suggests that the things that really make the difference — between prison and college, success and failure, sometimes even life and death — are money and family. … They found that a child’s fate is in many […]

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The Carbon Tax:Economists Have A One-Page Solution To Climate Change

The Carbon Tax:Economists Have A One-Page Solution To Climate Change This is why economists love a carbon tax: One change to the tax code and the entire economy shifts to reduce carbon emissions. No complicated regulations. No rules for what kind of gas mileage cars have to get or what specific fraction of electricity has […]

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Are Butterflies Two Different Animals in One? The Death And Resurrection Theory : Krulwich Wonders… : NPR

Are Butterflies Two Different Animals in One? The Death And Resurrection Theory : Krulwich Wonders… : NPR What he’s saying is, while a moth appears to be one animal, with a wormy start and a flying finish, it’s actually two animals — two in one! We start with a baby caterpillar that lives a full […]

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Reading 21 books about the financial crisis does not sound, on its face, like a fun experience. After you talk to Lo, it sounds even worse. “After each book, I felt like I knew less,” he told me. “For an academic, that’s a pretty frustrating feeling.” What An Economist Learned From Reading 21 Books About […]

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Diet May Help ADHD Kids More Than Drugs

Kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can be restless, impulsive, inattentive and difficult to handle. Many are treated with drugs, but a new study suggests that food may be the key. The study’s author says a very restrictive diet can significantly reduce symptoms. From Study: Diet May Help ADHD Kids More Than Drugs : NPR

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What the right means when it calls NPR “liberal”

When it comes to covering and analyzing the news, the reverse of right isn’t left; it’s independent reporting that toes neither party nor ideological line. We’ve heard no NPR reporter – not a one – advocating on the air for more government spending (or less), for the right of abortion (or against it), for or […]

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NPR’s Misleadingly Edited Version Of O’Keefe Interview

National Public Radio’s “On The Media” gave conservative provocateur James O’Keefe a taste of his own medicine by employing the “black arts of broadcast editing” to create an “utterly dishonest impression” of his views. From NPR O’Keefes James O’Keefe With Misleadingly Edited Version Of Interview (AUDIO) | TPMMuckraker Shout the lies, whisper the corrections. This […]