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Friday, October 20, 2017
Post-truth
Climate Change

The Only Way To Understand Climate Change In A Post-Truth World

Science is the most useful tool we have to adapt to climate change and avoid its worst outcomes. But it requires critical thinking and a big-picture perspective to ensure we consider all available evidence. With so many people scrolling through social media feeds for news rather than reading entire articles, facts and clarity can become elusive. It’s up to us all—media and consumers alike—to dig deeper for the full story.

February 12, 2017
Facebook, Fake News

How To Evaluate Information In The Era Of Fake News

In today’s digital world, information literacy is a far more complex subject than it was when the phrase was coined. Back then, the universe of credible academic information was analog and (for better or worse) handpicked by librarians and faculty. Today, the situation is far more nuanced, and not just because of the hyperpartisan noise of social media.

January 9, 2017
Trump: The Reality TV President

The Serial Prevarications Of The Reality TV President

Welcome to the reality TV presidency. Nothing president-elect Trump says is to be taken literally, nor evaluated for its truth content.

December 7, 2016
Trump Congressional address

5 Idiotic Trump Moments This Week

It’s beginning to look like Donald Trump does not know how this whole president-ing thing works. And since he has the curiosity level of a pet rock, chances don’t seem great that he’ll be learning anytime soon.

December 4, 2016