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Another Pyramid contributor challenged me to a simple contest: predict the outcome of today’s election and whoever is closest gets, you know, the honor of being closest. While he took … Continue Reading There’s a chance we look back on this and laugh, right?
On Patreon, we ask supporters to occasionally toss questions over to us that they want answered that are a little bit harder to get an answer to than something you … Continue Reading You Asked: Was Willy Wonka’s “Golden Ticket” scheme a big moneymaker?
Aneri Pattani September 29, 2020 For a term that’s at least 100 years old, “herd immunity” has gained new life in 2020. It starred in many headlines last month, when … Continue Reading Corralling the Facts on Herd Immunity
Whether you want to call September 29, 2008, the “beginning” of the recession probably depends on the kind of economist you are (or aren’t). By today, both Lehman Brothers and … Continue Reading Today in History: the Beginning of the 2008 Recession
Laura UngarSeptember 25, 2020 Matthew Fentress was just 25 when he passed out while stuffing cannolis as a cook for a senior living community six years ago. Doctors diagnosed him … Continue Reading Heartbreaking Bills, Lawsuit and Bankruptcy — Even With Insurance
To compete in the heavy world of fast-food, each restaurant – if I may be so bold as to call them that – has a “thing.” Wendy’s is all about … Continue Reading Spicy McNuggets and the long-term survival of McDonaldland
by Miranda Green When the first fire of the season broke out on the Hoopa Valley Reservation in Northern California in July, Greg Moon faced a dilemma. As Hoopa’s fire … Continue Reading Native Americans Feel Double Pain of COVID and Fires ‘Gobbling Up the Ground’
As part of the process of Brexit – the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union – the country has had to grapple with a complicated topic. Under the 1998 … Continue Reading What to do when your predecessors dislike you
“The historical precedent of election year nominations is that the Senate generally does not confirm an opposing party’s nominee but does confirm a nominee of its own.” Mitt Romney In … Continue Reading Fact check: Romney’s “historical precedent” isn’t that historical
Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News and Margo Snipe, Tampa Bay Times CLEARWATER, Fla. — Betty Jones voted for President Donald Trump in 2016, but the lifelong Republican has her doubts … Continue Reading Trump-Biden Race Could Hinge on How Florida’s Pinellas County Swings
Sure enough, a vacancy on the highest court in the United States has appeared. Far from being merely in an election year – as happened in 2016 – this vacancy … Continue Reading The hypocrisy is the point
The White House scrapped a plan to provide free masks because it couldn’t contradict the president’s message
In April, the United States Postal Service drafted a press release to announce that it would deliver, for free, face masks to every household in the country. It was a … Continue Reading The White House scrapped a plan to provide free masks because it couldn’t contradict the president’s message
Testifying before the House Homeland Security Committee Thursday, FBI Director Christopher Wray said that the U.S. has seen an effort by Russian-backed actors to interfere in the election but that … Continue Reading FBI Chief: Fear of rigged election in U.S. is “a perception, not a reality”
For nearly four decades, local authorities in the United States pursued a policy of sterilization in poor Latina areas. Puerto Rico’s Law 113, a voluntary program that many women there … Continue Reading “Everybody’s uterus cannot be that bad”: Is the U.S. sterilizing Latina women… again?
Jordan Culver, USA Today September 14, 2020 At least 115 people were injured this summer when police shot them in the head or neck with so-called “less-lethal” projectiles at protests … Continue Reading ‘It Seems Systematic’: Doctors Cite 115 Cases of Head Injuries From Crowd Control Devices