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I got issues: with Betsy DeVos

When I use the word “issue,” I mean issue. Not problem. Nothing petty drives me nuts anymore, not when there’s so much large stuff abounding, but using the word “issue” in place of the word “problem” irritates me. So I’m … Continue reading

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The god problem: fundamentalist religion, always bad

A fascinating opinion piece in the Times today from Shulem Deen, a guy who grew up a Hasidic Jew, left the cult and now has exposed the wretchedness of it, specifically in its conscientious obstruction to a general, decent education. … Continue reading

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Today’s worst story–made-made, not natural, catastrophe

From 538 Significant Digits: 58 percent The full consequences of the Flint water crisis are still coming to light: Fertility rates dropped 12 percent while women in the city were exposed to increased lead in their drinking water, according to … Continue reading

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