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    Profs perpetrate hoax (just not the one you think)
    Posted in: Education, Media, Sex

    Recently professors James Lindsay, Helen Pluckrose and Peter Boghossian sent out 20 fake papers to various peer-reviewed journals. Six of them were published. This, say various news outlets, is a real black eye for gender scholarship and, perhaps, for academia in general. On closer examination, ThisWeekInStupid concludes that the real hoax was the one in […]

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    Beyond the “race card”
    Posted in: Media, Obama, Race, War

    Charles Blow recently had some terrific things to say about race in the New York Times. In summary, people should stop “playing the ‘race card’ card”–trying to shut down dialogue about race because they see it as a facade for excuse-making. While it can’t be disproved that someone, somewhere deflected legitimate criticism by accusing her […]

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    You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!
    Posted in: Media

    Lately, the phrase “You can’t make this stuff up” has been getting a lot of air time and, in many instances is attached to a “fact” that is 100% made up. Not only that, it is often attached to ideas that are, in reality, the very first thing you’d make up in order to slander someone. Take, for example, this tweet

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    Obamacare is killing this pastor
    Posted in: Health Care, Media

    Sometimes these posts write themselves. Since I started this blog, I’ve been exposing myself to more right wing news sources. Occasionally, it really feels like cheating. Today, Fox News tweeted this