Monthly Archives: October 2015

Babies on spikes

Gallows humor One day I came home from running afternoon errands to find my then-middle school daughters sitting on the sidewalk in front of the house torturing their Barbie dolls. The girls had shorn their dolls’ hair and had scrubbed … Continue reading

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Creating Doubt

The Dark Side of Politics The new documentary Merchants of Doubt knocks down the lies one by one. And then the film knocks down the assumptions, one by one. But it’s hard to know what’s worse: the lies we tell … Continue reading

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Mom says, “Let’s stop and see if the bears are there.” So we turn off into the dump grounds, where six large dumpsters are lined up on an asphalt pad inside a ten foot…

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Science as Politics

And Politics as Science You gotta love Kathleen Hall Jamieson. Jamieson is the doyenne of political communication. In addition to her impressive career as a public affairs and media scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, Jamieson is one of Bill … Continue reading

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