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Why It Matters That Jeb Bush Defended Mike Pence

Don’t be surprised if the Republican Party’s position on religious freedom moves further to the right.

Arkansas Governor Will Not Sign Religious Freedom Bill

So You Got Rejected by Harvard. Guess What? It Doesn’t Matter.

Most Americans Are Still Totally Ignorant of an Enormous Threat to Their Email and Bank Accounts

Were We Too Hard on Jonah Lehrer?

A new book says yes. The facts say no.

Science

Science’s Big Scandal

Fraudulent, plagiarized, and nonsense papers pass peer review.

Bitwise

Privacy Is Becoming a Premium Service

AT&T wants customers to pay the company not to spy on them. And it’s not an outlier.

Science’s Big Scandal: Fraudulent, Plagiarized, and Nonsense Papers Pass Peer Review

AT&T Just Revealed How Cable Companies Could Turn Internet Privacy Into a Premium Service

MTV’s True Life Shows Slut-Shaming in Action, and It’s Nauseating 

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